RECIPES - Drinks

TURMERIC LATTÉ (Haldi Doodh)

Long before cafes across the western world became obsessed with serving turmeric lattés to health-conscious, hip, yoga-going 20-somethings, Indian mothers, grandmothers and aunty-jis were lovingly preparing this Ayurvedic concoction and giving it to us kiddos when we came home sick from school, had a bad cough, or a headache, or felt feverish or for no other reason at all than it was good for us.

The recipe below makes 2 mugs

  1. 1/2 litre milk of your choice
  2. 1 1/2 tsps haldi
  3. 4-5 peppercorns or 1/2 teaspoon powder
  4. 3 - 4 whole cardamom (optional as it adds flavour and fragrance)
  5. 1 tsp ginger paste (or 3 - 4 thin slices of fresh ginger)
  6. Sugar (or honey) as per taste

Heat the milk and add all the ingredients at once. Bring to the boil at least 2-3 times before straining the milk and sipping its warmth and goodness from your mug.

Turmeric Latte (Haldi Doodh)

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