Step by step turmeric latte recipe with photos.
Turmeric latte is delicious version of haldi wala dood. It has golden-yellow color so it is often referred as ‘Golden milk‘ too. Enjoy it with a good book on cold winter day and boost your immunity.
Haldi is used since ancient times in many South Indian and Indonesian cuisines. Turmeric is a root like just ginger which has intense yellow color. It was used to enhance beauty, medicine and spice long before any researches. Simple way of taking turmeric is mixing 1/4 or 1/8 teaspoon in hot milk. That’s turmeric milk.
Now this latte is more delicious form and more researched based version. You can use fresh or powder for making it. Fresh turmeric is best and you can check how to use fresh turmeric here. Researches show that use of little black pepper and any fat increases absorption of turmeric in body. A little cinnamon adds to the taste. I also added turmeric’s cousin ginger powder to beat the cold. You can use almond or coconut milk or dairy milk for your latte. You can also make turmeric tea without milk.
The concoction is made frothy by blending. Your utensil will be stained by this latte but stain will fade away in some time. My kids surely like it as I give it to them as cough and cold remedy to boost immune system.
Notes: If your kids are used to eating turmeric as spice than it’s good for them, otherwise seek medical advice before giving it to kids. Turmeric is not suitable for children under 1 year. Turmeric is not suitable for people who are already taking blood thinning medicine and in hot weather.
Benefit of turmeric
Most of the benefit of turmeric are based on its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antispasmodic properties. It’s active ingredient is curcumin. It also has tryotophan and phytoestrogen. It
- helps respiratory illness like asthma and bronchitis
- Cancer (fresh turmeric)
- helps cough and cold
- Relieves arthritis
- reduces aches and pains
- natural blood thinner and purifier
- promoted digestion
- detoxifies liver
- improves reproductive health
- helps weight
- clear complexion
- helps insomnia, eczema and Alzheimer disease
How to make turmeric latte.
Turmeric latte | Golden Milk
- 2 cups milk
- ¾ teaspoon turmeric powder or 1 tablespoon fresh turmeric. - grated or paste
- ¼ teaspoon ginger powder or 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or paste
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder or 1 inch stick cinnamon
- a pinch of black pepper
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- Combine all ingredient in a pot. Gently heat on low flame. for few minutes.
- Strain the mixture.
- Blend with a whisker or blender.
- Serve hot.