Thursday 9 May 2019

Turmeric Milk

Turmeric is one spice that is commonly found in most Asian kitchens. It has numerous health benefits since it is contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Research has shown that including turmeric in our daily diets helps to cure us of  ailments. It is beneficial to people suffering from cancer, heart disease, skin problems, liver disease, arthritis, stomach problems, gallbladder problems, depression and Alzheimer’s too.  

You can get turmeric in the fresh form or dried both are equally good for the health. You can make a lovely  fresh turmeric pickle  that is tasty and oil free or even add fresh turmeric to make a turmeric smoothie.

I also like adding fresh turmeric to my curries and salads but there are many more ways to  incorporate it in your recipes such as in these delicious  turmeric aniseed rusks made by my friend Mayuri.

In most Asian household, one home remedy that is regularly used is Turmeric Milk known as Haldi Dhoodh. Butter, pinch of pepper and turmeric are stirred in to warm sweetened milk and drunk. It is thought that this concoction aids in a speedy recovery.

The Turmeric milk recipe varies from household to household and is made by adding various spices such as pepper, cinnamon and turmeric and butter. I grew up with this very simple and mild flavour but still with lots of medicinal benefits.

Yield: serves 2

Turmeric Milk

Warm sweetened milk flavoured with spices and turmeric.
prep time: 1 Mcook time: 5 Mtotal time: 6 M


  • 200 ml Full Cream Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (to taste)


  1. Place the milk in a saucepan and bring to boil.
  2. Leave it to reach room temperature then add sugar, turmeric and black pepper.
  3. Stir in the butter.
  4. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.
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  1. Tumeric is so good for you, with its well know antioxidant properties. I have never had it in milk though. We love Indian food so one to try

  2. This is interesting. I have drunk fresh turmeric tea but have not tried it with milk. I think I will love this because I like everything flavored with butter and milk.

  3. Kristine Nicole Alessandra11 May 2019 at 14:29

    I recently got a bag of turmeric powder but I haven't tried making turmeric milk yet. I just made tea out of the powder. I need to do this everyday to reap the health benefits.

  4. Turmeric is so good for you but we've yet to drink it as milk. Sounds intriguing and we cant wait to try!

  5. Interesting! I have never heard of tumeric milk. I'll have to give this recipe a try.

  6. I never had a turmeric milk! It sounds very therapeutic!

  7. Turmeric has healing properties.. whenever anyone has a health problem or an injury this milk is given to them.

  8. The taste of this milk turns out to be really very unusual for many of us, but we can appreciate its benefits already after a very small amount of time.

  9. I love turmeric because of its vast range of health benefits and I'm a sucker for any milky drinks, so I just know I would adore this!

  10. I have Turmeric in my kitchen but never put in milk. I have to try this this week!

  11. I've never put butter in tea - I did try Tibetan butter tea once and I hated it - so I just might try this without the butter :)

  12. I knew tumeric had health benefits but have never tried it in milk, only curries. I'll definitely have to give it a go!

  13. I didn't realise turmeric had such healing properties! I will look into it further

  14. Oh this is realy interesting! Ive been taking a lot of turmeric for inflammation and auto immune disease so this sounds like a great way to up that intake!

  15. My stomach has been feeling a little off lately I would love to try this and see if it helps

  16. I've read a lot about the benefits of Turmeric but it's my first time to see a Turmeric Milk! I think my parents would like this!


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