December 18, 2014

Spiced Turmeric Milk

The Weather in Bangalore is now so pleasant, just the way I like it :)  It's cold early mornings & there is a bit of sunshine later in the day, And, it again gets cold at night. Chill enough to snuggle under a warm blanket.

 I love everything about winter especially the food, Waking up to some nice & hot Masala chai to warm soups, Maggi & some good old Pakoras. But winter does bring it share of woes. One does catch a cold very easily especially in a place like Bangalore. The child is down with a runny nose & a bad cough, We are off on a holiday next week & I do hope that he recovers by then


Spiced Turmeric Milk

So, there's the World Famous Haldi Wala Doodh a,k.a Spiced Turmeric Milk for such days. Turmeric is known for its medicinal properties & is widely used in everyday Indian cooking. And, this Spiced Turmeric Milk does bring some relief to sore thoats & runny noses. It's tried & tested :)

The recipe is a no brainer anyways, I am going to document it :) The usage of saffron is optional but it does bring a nice hue & taste to the milk. I used milk with 2 % fat, You can use skimmed milk or even full fat milk. Shankar's Granny use 1 part milk & 1 part water. It's entirely up to you 

You Will Need
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp good quality Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • A small piece of cinnamon
  • A few strands of saffron
  • Sugar as per taste

How To:

In a sauce pan, Pour milk, Add all the ingredients mentioned one by one except saffron, Allow the milk to boil. Turn off the stove

Strain out the cinnamon stick & ginger. Add saffron & mix well. Pour into a glass & serve Hot 

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