Spiced Turmeric Milk - Health Benefits and Recipe

spiced turmeric milk

The antibiotic properties of turmeric are best realized by the body when consumed with the wholesome nourishment of milk. The original turmeric milk finds mention in Ayurveda and is a popular remedy for a host of inflammations contracted by the body. In the evolving Indian culture it is still considered an overnight cure for minor ailments.

We however take our indulgence a step further. Bringing the haldi doodh from the sickbed to the serving trays. You may spice up the turmeric milk for a mild after-taste to get an explosion of textured flavor. Read on ahead about the recipe of this popular beverage, served with a classic twist.

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Spiced Warm Milk Recipe

Ingredients used

  • 200 ml whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Turmeric  
  • 1 medium sized cinnamon stick, coarsely ground
  • 1 pod of green cardamom
  • 4-6 whole peppercorn
  • 2-4 whole cloves
  • 1 whole star anise
  • Organic sweetener


Procedure of Preparation

  • Mix 200ml of milk with 50ml of water and put it on boil.
  • Add the sweetener so that it gets mixed in thoroughly in the warm milk.
  • Coarsely ground the spices in a mortar.
  • Cinnamon, cardamom and star anise are sweet spices while cloves and peppercorn are characteristically hot spices.
  • You may experiment with a combination of spices or use them as standalone flavors for the milk.
  • Turmeric with its earthly bland taste has a stabilizing effect on the final taste of the beverage.    
  • Once the milk is lukewarm add the spices.
  • Once the milk comes to a boil then reduce the flame and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

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