Golden Milk Recipe

Turmeric (curcuma in Spanish), is a plant of the ginger family. It's the main spice in curry, but it's also known for its powerful health benefits, such as building immunity, being an anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, relieving coughs and colds, digestive problems, to name a few. This colorful spice has many other healing properties that most of the Western world is unaware of.
I found this recipe for Golden Milk, or Turmeric Milk, a traditional drink in India used to treat many kinds of ailments, and also as a general health tonic.

Here are two ways on how to prepare this most healthy drink.

Turmeric Milk using turmeric powder

  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2-3 black peppercorns

Warm milk and water over low heat and stir in the turmeric powder. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. This will reduce the milk to one cup. Turn off the heat and add crushed black pepper. Drink the milk hot or warm.
 

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With fresh turmeric root (rhizome)

  • 1” piece of fresh turmeric
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2-3 black peppercorns

Grate or crush the turmeric and add to milk and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Add crushed pepper and keep aside for 5 minutes. Strain turmeric milk into a cup and drink it warm.

Posted on August 29, 2017 .