Golden turmeric milk | Haldi doodh step-by-step recipe with video and photos.
About this recipe
Golden turmeric milk is a traditional Indian drink that has numerous health benefits. This age-old Ayurvedic drink is very easy to make and is ready in just 5 minutes.
Golden turmeric milk that is catching up with the western world is something we Indians grew up drinking - Haldi doodh. It is considered very healthy and is considered to boost your immunity. It is a prefered drink, especially during winter as it protects you from cough, cold and flu. A glass of haldi doodh before going to bed is considered very beneficial for a good night's sleep.
Golden turmeric milk is considered to have many health benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants. It helps reduce inflammation, anxiety. It helps recover from injuries faster and also considered beneficial to treat joint and bone issues. It helps fight skin infections and allergies. Everything that goes into making this healing drink has numerous health benefits.
Turmeric - history and benefits
Turmeric is used in Indian cooking for ages. The use of turmeric dates back to 4000 years. It is not only used as a spice, it is also known to be sacred and is used in religious ceremonies and weddings. Traditionally, turmeric roots were used in cooking, but modern cooking incorporates turmeric powder which is easier to handle and use.
Turmeric derives its medicinal properties from curcumin which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, curcumin is what loads turmeric with numerous health benefits. Turmeric helps fight cancer and depression. It is also known to fight the common cold and viral infections. Curcumin also helps with type 2 diabetes and helps in easing the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Ingredients and variations
Milk: I use whole milk to make golden milk. If you prefer making a vegan version, you may replace it with almond milk. However, take care not to not to boil the almond milk like regular milk.
Turmeric powder: Traditionally, turmeric root is used to make golden milk. However, I am using turmeric powder. If you use turmeric roots, let it steep in the milk for at least 5 minutes.
Black pepper: I use crushed black pepper here.
Honey: Golden milk is sweetened with honey. For a vegan version, replace honey with jaggery or raw sugar.
All you need to do is simmer milk, turmeric, and pepper for a few minutes, mix honey and serve. If you prefer dairy-free milk, you can replace milk with almond milk. But make sure you don't boil almond milk. Just heat it in a saucepan until it is very hot but not boiling, add turmeric and let it steep. Then mix in honey and serve. Homemade almond milk works best for this.
This golden turmeric milk:
– has numerous health benefits
– is very comforting
– can be made in just 5 minutes
– can be made vegan-friendly by replacing milk with almond milk and honey with sugar
– a great healthy alternative to hot chocolate
Next time, skip your hot chocolate and try is delicioys, comforting and very healthy golden turmeric milk or haldi doodh.
Golden turmeric milk | Haldi doodh recipe video
Golden turmeric milk | Haldi doodh step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Add milk to a saucepan and bring it to boil
2. Add turmeric powder and pepper
3. Mix well and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes
4. Strain the milk
5. Add honey and mix well
6. Serve warm
Golden turmeric milk | Haldi doodh
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