Haldi wala Doodh (aka Golden Milk)

The Pandemic is real.

The paranoia should not be.

The virus is closing on us and there is really very little that can do to stop it. But certain precautions will surely slow down the spread of it.

Yes, there are many preventive measures that we are taking, including staying at home , under lockdown.

However, there will be a time when we will have to step out and we will have to learn to live with the virus.

The best defence against is will be to built your immunity. If you are stronger from within, then you will be in a better condition to fight any infection.

Golden milk is one such immunity booster.

Its benefits are huge. It was every ajji’s and every mom’s ‘go to’ solution for everything ranging from sore throat, coughs, colds, fevers and injuries. Such a simple elixir. One that we always knew for generations, funnily, the rest of the world thinks that they have ‘discovered’ this magic potion!

The hero of this drink is of course turmeric, which gives this drink this name.

It is vital that only pure, 100% organically grown and unadulterated turmeric powder is used.

The rest of the ingredients are modest and easy to find.

Here is the recipe

  1. 1/2 cup Milk (preferably cow’s milk)
  2. 1/2 cup water
  3. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  4. 1 tsp coconut oil (or desi cow ghee)
  5. pinch of black pepper
  6. pinch of cinnamon powder
  7. 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  8. 1 tsp honey

Method

  1. boil water. to it add all the ingredients, except milk and honey.
  2. allow to boil for 3-5 minutes
  3. add the milk and stir well
  4. strain in a cup and add honey
  5. add the coconut oil (or ghee)
  6. mix well and sip while warm

Have this cup of goodness every night before bed.

Here are the benefits of this drink

Turmeric

  1. helps to relieve sore throat and colds.
  2. improves skin
  3. helps prevention of cancer
  4. boosts immunity

Black pepper

Helps to absorb turmeric

Cinnamon

Increases metabolism and aids weight loss

Ginger

  1. Treats gastric refluxes
  2. Soothes stomach aches
  3. Helps process of digestion

This drink is used as a home remedy in all Indian houses since ages. It is only now that the world had discovered the health benefits of our age-old traditions and diets.

You can call it by any name either ‘golden milk’, ‘turmeric latte’ or anything else…..

for me it will always remain “haldi wala doodh”, that reminds me of my nani.

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