Friday, 3 October 2014

Turmeric Milk/Spicy Turmeric Milk

Indian spices have sufficient medicinal values and there are so many home remedies exists in our cooking. Many home remedies are passed traditionally by the elder peoples and most of the Indian families have their own home remedies for common ailments.There are so many easy remedies for cough,cold which can be prepared at home in a jiffy. One among those home remedies tried and adviced at our home since ages is this Turmeric milk. This turmeric milk is simply prepared with palm sugar, the humble 'Turmeric powder' obviously, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and ginger. Both milk and turmeric are anti-oxidants. Taking turmeric milk daily can help in blood purification and liver detox.

Turmeric milk for cold and cough


Once the winter season starts here, i'll start drinking turmeric milk atleast twice a week as i get cold and cough very easily.You can make very well Vegan turmeric milk with soya, coconut, almond milk etc. However i prefer mine with cow milk, some add honey or sugar to this milk but i always stick with palm sugar, since its has some medicinal value. You can even feed your kids with less spices, i give this milk quite often to my teens with less peppercorns and ginger but with honey. Prepare yourself fit to go through the nasty winter season by drinking this incredible drink. Am running my first week of blogging marathon with Home remedies for common ailments as this week's theme,hence am posting this turmeric milk.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#45. 


Spicy turmeric milk, Turmeric milk

2cups Milk
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1small piece Cinnamon stick
10nos Peppercorns
1tbsp Ginger (chopped)
Palm sugar (as per need)

Take the milk in a vessel with cinnamon stick,peppercorns,chopped ginger and turmeric powder, heat well and bring it to boil, simmer it for 2-3minutes.

Strain the milk, add enough palm sugar or honey,stir it.

Have this turmeric milk warm.

Notes:
You can a quick turmeric milk, just by boiling milk, turmeric powder,sugar and pepper powder as well. However i love making both versions depending upon my mood.

17 comments:

lavina agarwal said...

I love the taste of this...nice pictures

Varadas Kitchen said...

Age old simple remedy. Nice one.

Srividhya said...

Great.. I do this too at home. But never added cinnamon stick. Will try it out

beena stephen said...

Good post Priya. Thank u for sharing

Suma Gandlur said...

I have heard a lot about this, seen loads of times in TV serials but have never tried it personally. :)
Your version looks tempting with that color eventhough it is consumed for health reasons.

Shobana Vijay said...

Always that's the best medicine in our house

Padma Rekha said...

Very popular remedy but perfect for cold nice color...

Archana Potdar said...

This is a great post Priya. I too prefer the milk and turmeric.

Manjula Bharath said...

I used to drink this a lot as kid :) Turmeric has plenty of medicinal values perfect post for home remedies :)

Harini-Jaya R said...

Yup this is a very popular home remedy for the winter time blues!

vaishali sabnani said...

I do not drink milk..but yes this is a perfect remedy for lot of ailments..cold being one of them.

sneha datar said...

A prefect drink for cold. We have it home , a good remedy drink.

Jayashree said...

My version usually only has turmeric powder and pepper in it. I like the idea of adding palm sugar.

Pavani N said...

Very traditional remedy for all things related to cold weather diseases.

Srivalli said...

Very colourful looking priya, I am sure kids will think this as a fancy drink and not a health remedy one..I can sneak it on them..:)

veena krishnakumar said...

I remember amma giving me this when I was in school. Lovely post Priya

Chef Mireille said...

healthy and palatable too is a plus