Golden Turmeric Milk or Haldi Doodh is every mom and grandmom's go-to immunity booster every time we've been hurt or under the weather. Turmeric or Haldi is a crucial ingredient in Indian kitchens and mixing it with warm milk is traditional comfort at its best!
I've got the sniffles guys. I've practically been sneezing my way through the day, and coughing enough to bring the house down. I felt better enough today to actually open my eyes, take a few pictures and write this post about the right way to make golden turmeric milk. Some even like to call it turmeric latte or turmeric tea, but we call it haldi doodh at home.
It's the first thing moms insist you have when you need an immunity boost. I remember my mum and grandma insisting I drink a glass every time I fell down and hurt myself or got a cold.
And it's the first thing I thought of when I got a cold. Old habits die hard. And we find comfort in traditions. Which this haldi doodh was growing up. A warm glass before going to bed, followed by a bear hug from mom was enough to get us sleeping like a baby.
They say this home remedy is great for anybody who needs a shot of antibiotics or just some immunity building - including pregnant women, sick children or adults. Turmeric has some major benefits, which I think we as Indians have always valued which is why it's such a frequently used spice in an Indian house. Don't believe me? You can read all about the health benefits of turmeric here.
In fact I don't think we Indians can work without this spice in the kitchen. Every time I make an Indian recipe, I always end up reaching out for turmeric or haldi. It adds a beautiful yellow hue and a dash of spice which is just perfect to perk up a dish. With turmeric, always remember to store it in an airtight jar and don't forget that a little goes a long way.
The last few days, Turmeric Milk is what has helped me get better and can really work for you if you have cough, cold or just a sore throat. Here's a quick recipe to show you how to make Turmeric Milk the right way.
More Turmeric recipes for you to try:
Golden Turmeric Milk Chia Seed Pudding
Paneer Bhurji (Turmeric Scrambled Eggs)
Dhaba Dal Fry (Spicy Lentil Soup)
How to Make Golden Turmeric Milk the Right Way?
- 1 cup Whole milk Or Coconut / Soy / Almond
- ¾ teaspoon turmeric Powder or Haldi
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- ¼ teaspoon Black pepper Ground or Pepper Powder, reduce it to a pinch if you prefer less spicy
- Mix together all the ingredients in pan and bring it to boil.
- Simmer for a minute or so and switch off the flame.
- Sip slowly while still hot.
- Consume immediately as it will become bitter if left to sit.
- You can also use crushed ginger, cinnamon powder, crushed cardamom or cloves.
- Honey can be substituted with sugar or jaggery as well.
- Make it vegan by using coconut milk, soy milk or almond milk.
Very interesting receipe. I want to know is it good to drink turmeric milk everyday.
I hope so because I do 🙂
Katelyn S. Bolds says
Love this recipe although I’ve learned to drink it out of a dark mug! 😁
Hahaha glad you liked it Katelyn!
Karen Toney says
borrowing from several other "pins" I also add a bit of coconut milk, boil 3 minutes, and whisk briskly to combine all ingredients.
Thanks for the suggestion Karen! I'm sure it'll help other readers who want to make this turmeric milk vegan!
Thank you for sharing! It has helped me to regain mobility.
I just made this to soothe a very dry and sore throat due to allergies, and it is exactly what I needed. Thank you for sharing your recipe!
Sooo glad this helped Heather! I hope you feel better soon!
Pam Greer says
Sounds like just what I need today!
I hope you try this out!
Pam Greer says
I feel terrible today! I've been drinking plenty of water, but I'm adding this Golden Turmeric Milk today!
Linda @ With A Blast says
I have such a low immunity and am often on antibiotics. Thanks for sharing your turmeric milk recipe, which I will try starting today !
Its a great way to build your immunity. I hope you try it Linda!
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
beautiful as always Richa! I love Golden Milk!
Thanks Shadi - glad you liked this haldi doodh aka golden turmeric milk!
I love all of the health benefits of Turmeric Milk. I can't wait to try your recipe!
Thanks Jillian - glad you liked this haldi doodh recipe!
Kelly Canaan says
I made this with coconut milk, and it was delicious. Thanks!
Thanks Kelly! So glad you liked it!
If making the paste to store how much of the fresh turmeric would you use vs the powder
I would use half a teaspoon of freshly grated turmeric
MohinderSingh Banwait says
Can we boil honey slkng wid other ingredients.... As we r forebidden to boil honey... Kkndly clarify..
Hey Mohinder, you can always add honey at the end instead of boiling it with the other ingredients.
Haldi Doodh,a best home remedy for many disease. Great recipe! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful, easy,delicious smoothie drink recipe.
Amanda Stock says
So you just make it with turmeric powder and not the fresh root? What is the fresh root best used for, out of curiosity? My local grocery store has it all the time, but I have yet to find a good recipe that doesn't just call for the powder.
Actually you can use either. I usually make mine with powder because turmeric root is seasonal and not always available. But if you have access to it, that's even better. Grate a little bit instead of using powdered and just strain before you drink.