Golden milk also known as turmeric milk or haldi wala doodh. It is an Indian drink that has been gaining popularity in Western cultures. This 5-minutes Haldi Doodh is the best drink to keep away from illness. Well, there is not one but many reasons why you must have the old time tested haldi wala doodh every night. From inducing better sleep to boosting immunity and aiding better recovery, a cup of haldi wala doodh can take you a long way in terms of achieving good health.
As an Indian, I grew up eating turmeric everyday. In dal and veggies everyday and every dal and veggie had turmeric in it so we had it for lunch and dinner boIt’s the first thing my Maa and Naniji insist you have when you need an immunity boost. I remember my Maa insisting I drink a glass every time I fell down and hurt myself or got a cold.
For many of us the mention of turmeric conjures the image of a bright yellow powder that can be used easily in cooking, healing or as part of your beauty regimen. Turns out, that raw turmeric or Kacchi Haldi which is basically turmeric in its most crude root form is also loaded with as many health and beauty benefits. The tuberous root-like buds you see at most veggie stalls is how haldi grows naturally. Once the harvest is complete, haldi powder or turmeric powder is made from these very roots and packed for sale at stores.
Haldi Wala Doodh | Golden Milk | Recipe From My Mom’s Kitchen
Recently I shared a tip – How to Store Turmeric Roots (Kachi Haldi or Kurkuma) ? My Maa always make haldi wala doodh with kachi haldi. She make haldi doodh with fennel seeds (sauf). Fennel seeds are known to aid in digestion processes, treats bloating and cramps in stomach. But you can also add a cinnamon stick, fresh ginger, and cardamom for extra flavor.
For 2 Cups
Water – 1 cup
Milk – 2 cups
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
Grated turmeric roots – 2 tbsp
- Heat water in a saucepan and allow it to boil.
- Add fennel seeds. Boil it for 2-3 minutes.
- Now add grated raw turmeric. Boil it for 1 minute.
- Now add milk and simmer for 3 minutes. Then switch off the flame.
- Filter prepared golden milk into cups and enjoy hot.