Golden Turmeric Milk
Yeah, that's right. Turmeric milk. It's totally all the craze right now but ironically enough, this recipe for warm milk is close to home for many East Indians. Turmeric milk, also known as "golden milk" or in Hindi haldi ka dhood is incredibly nourishing. Ayruvedic experts believe it helps with the prevention of common coughs, colds and insomnia (or so my mom tells me). The star ingredient in this recipe is turmeric which we now KNOW is anti-inflammatory, chalk full of antioxidants and also has anti-bacterial properties to it. But that's not the only reason why you should try this recipe. Try it, because it's delicious, easy and a feel-good kinda bevy.
It's all things cozy and relaxing.
Here's my version of haldi ka dhood:
Turmeric Milk aka Haldi Ka Dhood
Prep time: 2 mins
Total time: 2 mins
Serves: 1 cup 1 serving
1 1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp turmeric (or as much as tolerated)
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground cardamom
Drizzle honey *optionals
Pour milk into a small pot and turn onto low heat. Stir in the turmeric powder, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
Bring to gentle boil and allow to simmer for 3 - 4 minutes. Be sure to keep a watchful eye on the pot, you don't want to burn the milk.
Pour into a cup and sweeten with honey.