I find it so fascinating when Indian home remedies become main-stream. A perfect example is turmeric milk, or “haldi ka doodh” as I knew it while growing up. I used to cringe at the sound of it. Whenever I had a cold my mom would make me drink turmeric milk and I would plug my nose and chug it like medicine.
Now here I am drinking it BY CHOICE on a relaxing Monday night.
I gave the drink a second chance when I started seeing cold-pressed turmeric almond milk at juice shops, and reading nutrition bloggers rave about the health benefits of turmeric milk.
Turmeric milk is nutty, earthy, spicy and a little sweet. It’s a perfect cure for a hangover, cold, indigestion. It also makes a great bedtime drink if you want to replace your cup of tea with something non-caffeinated.
I have adapted this recipe from the blog Nutrition Stripped to obtain measurements because frankly, I usually just eyeball the ingredients.
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
½ tsp turmeric powder (or to taste)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger (freshly grated is the best!)
1 tsp of honey
¼ tsp of ground cardamom
A pinch of black pepper
A pinch of saffron
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring it to a slow boil. Stir occasionally and remove from heat after 3-5 minutes or until warm.
And there you have it! Making Indian moms and nutritionists all over the world proud.
For more Indian home remedies, check out my post on Natural Face Cleansers!