Unique food trends have been on the rise but the one that excited me the most was seeing “Golden Milk” on the menus of several trendy western cafes and restaurants in these recent years. I came across interesting fusions with the key golden ingredient, turmeric such as ginger, peppercorns, and even matcha to name a few.
Haldi ka dood which translates to turmeric milk in Urdu and Hindi, has been a staple in my household similar to many other South Asian families. Passed down through generations in my family, this drink has been used for all kinds of situations which is why I named it the Golden Galore milk. My mother has always recommended this to me for stress relief, joint pain, during the flu season, or just as a cozy bedtime drink. This nutritious drink will give you a heaping dose of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of turmeric, honey, and cinnamon. I always make sure to add some black pepper when I use turmeric since it enhances the absorption of the phenolic compound, curcumin found in turmeric. Try out my favorite and easy version of the popular golden drink!
Golden Galore Milk Recipe
Prep Time: none
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Author: Huma Naz
2 cups milk of choice(dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc.)
1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
Dash of black pepper
1 tbsp. crushed pistachios
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp. honey or other sweetener of choice (optional)
Pour milk into a small pot until it reaches a boil. Reduce heat and sprinkle in freshly grated or ground turmeric and black pepper. Stir until turmeric is well mixed into the milk.
Pour the milk and 1 tsp. of honey in each mug. Stir and decorate with a cinnamon stick.
Sprinkle over 1/2 tbsp. crushed pistachios in each mug. ENJOY!
For dairy-free version, you can use dairy free milk options like almond, cashew, soy, coconut varieties.
This drink can also be enjoyed chilled/iced!