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Haldi Ka Doodh, also known as "Golden Milk", translates to turmeric milk.
History of Turmeric
Turmeric is a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4000 years. In Southeast Asia turmeric is used not only as a principal spice but also as a component in religious ceremonies. Because of its brilliant yellow color, turmeric is also known as “Indian saffron" and is a staple ingredient in cultural Indian curry. Turmeric also is the active color ingredient in mustard and can therefore be found in American cuisine as well. Modern medicine has begun to recognize its importance, as indicated by the over 3000 publications dealing with turmeric that came out within the last 25 years.
Recipe for Golden Milk
Step 1: Turmeric Paste:1/4 cup of organic turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon of organic ground pepper 1/2 cup of filtered water
Mix all ingredients in a small a small sauce pan and mix well. Turn the heat to medium high and stir constantly until the mixture is a thick paste. This does not take long so don’t walk away from the pan.
Let this mixture cool and then keep it in a small jar in the fridge. The longer it stays in the fridge the less effective it is so be sure to use it within a few weeks at the longest.
Step 2: Golden Milk
Ingredients:1 cup of organic milk (almond/hemp/coconut are also good options) 1 teaspoon of organic coconut oil 1/4 teaspoon or more of turmeric paste Organic honey
Combine all the ingredients, except honey in a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium. While heating make sure to stir constantly and do not allow the mixture to boil. Add honey to taste.