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6 January, 2018

Haldi doodh: Turmeric milk a.k.a Moonmilk. DF option

Comments : 5 Posted in : Drinks & Desserts, Recipes on by : Ratna Tags: , , , , , , ,

Wishing  you  all  a  fantastic  new  year  friends.

Hope  you  all  had  a  great  Christmas,  fun  with  family  and  dear  ones  and   enjoyed  all  the  delicious,  decadent  food.  Speaking  of  food,  I  immersed  myself  in  everything  sweet,  chocolatey  and  buttery….  You  know  what  I  mean.

In  this  new  month  I  am  looking  forward  to  healthier  choices.  Don’t  get  me  wrong,  I  have  not  signed  up  for  a  special  diet  or  ‘The  Biggest  Loser’  show  on  TV.  On  the  contrary,  I  was  having  a  conversation  with  my  sister  and  remembering  the  simple  things  we  did  as  kids  way  back  when.  This  of  course  predates  video  games,  Facebook,  cell  phones etc.  The  days  when  we  played  with  ‘real  people’  in  the  evenings,  had  supper  together  as  a  family  and  discussed  our  day,  it  was  ok  to  show  up  at  your  neighbour’s  place  unannounced.

We  also  talked  about  healthy  tips  that  we  were  expected  to  incorporate in  our  lives.

What  did  mum  do  when  we  had  the  slightest  sniffles,  came  home  feeling  unwell  from  school,  had  a  hard  time  falling  asleep,  tended  a  sore  knee  after  a  fall?  “Haldi  doodh”,  we  said  in  unison.  Haldi  doodh  seemed  to  be  the  answer  to  everything:  a  magic  elixir.

I  am  not  surprised  to  see  so  much  talk,  research,  about  this  age  old  health  tip.  Even  “BonAppetit”  had  an  interesting  article  recently  about  this  “Moonmilk”.  Old  knowledge  in  new  garb?

Ayurveda,  the  thousands  year-old  health  science  from  India,  spelt  out  the  benefits  of  turmeric.  Excellent  in  fighting  bacteria,  it  is  an  antioxidant,  anti-inflammatory,  reduces  aches  and  pains,  is  kind  to  the  joints,  helps  fight  cancer,  purifies  blood,  great  for  skin ,  I  could  go  on  and  on.  No  wonder  it  comes  with  a  suffix  like  ‘Make  you  glow’.

Super  easy  to  make  at  home,  it  is  great  to  include  Turmeric  milk  in  ones  daily  routine,

Recipe.  Serves  2.


Whole  milk/  Nut  milk                                                          2  cups

Fresh  turmeric                                                                          half  inch  long,  grated

Fresh  ginger                                                                               Quarter  inch  long,  grated

Freshly  grated  black  pepper                                        Quarter  tea  spoon

Cinnamon  powder                                                                Half  tea  spoon

Honey                                                                                           to  taste

Saffron                                                                                         big  pinch


Take  the  milk  in  a  pan  on  high  heat,  add  the  grated  turmeric,  ginger  and  bring  it  to  a  boil.   Add  black  pepper.  Crank  the  heat  down  and  let  it  simmer  for  another  two  or  three  minutes.  Put  the  gas  off.  Strain  the  liquid,  add  honey,  sprinkle   cinnamon  powder  and  saffron.  Voila.  The  ‘Moonmilk’,  is  ready.  Bon  appetit!

Inside  Scoop

I  am  no  expert  on   Ayurveda,  I  read  a  few  contraindications  to  drinking   too  much  Haldi  doodh  as  well.

I  have  used  Cow’s  milk,  people  looking  for  diary  free  option  can  use  any  nut  milk.



5 thoughts on : Haldi doodh: Turmeric milk a.k.a Moonmilk. DF option

  • January 19, 2018 at 5:40 am

    Exactly Ratna! Turmeric milk or even just plain turmeric in recipes was something we had quite a lot but paid very little attention to (in terms of it’s benefits). Now it’s been glorified into the next big superfood thing. The colour is just stunning.

    • Ratna
      January 19, 2018 at 11:50 pm

      Exactly, we did it but did not pay attention, now when everyone is talking about it, we are too, lol.Thanks for stopping by lovely lady.

  • Ammi
    January 8, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Nice work mum. Every new-age blog I see has something in it about turmeric milk now!

    • Ratna
      January 11, 2018 at 4:21 am

      Thank you Sweety. Like I said everything old is new again. Lol

  • January 6, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Ooh I love turmeric milk, although I have always used the turmeric powder, and when the fresh turmeric became available for us here I couldn’t believe the difference in taste. It is so much stronger fresh, but so much better. Have a healthy and beautiful new year Ratna.

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