Turmeric Latte is all the rage these days and trending across the world as a golden drink. I know! I know! It’s basically haldi doodh. Or is it? Well, the point of sharing this recipe with you guys is encouraging you to make it at home and try it before burning a hole in your pocket by ordering it at a fancy cafe. I’d say that turmeric latte is a version of haldi doodh but with an edge as it has many other spices and flavours added to it.
I say that it is amazing that the rest of the world is becoming aware of and embracing eastern food and ingredients in general and learning about its incredible benefits. Turmeric latte is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory and helps digestion, joint pains and even helps in healing injuries. As an Indian, I can vouch for all that stuff because, in India, all our mothers have forced us to drink haldi doodh at some point when we were a little under the weather or injured as children.
Serves 1 person
Cooking time 10 minutes
- 11⁄2 cups of milk* (dairy or plant-based) boiled down to 1 cup milk
- 1⁄2 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder
- 1⁄4 tsp cinnamon (daal cheeni) powder
- 1⁄2 tsp ginger (grated or crushed)
- A pinch of nutmeg powder (optional)
- 1 tbsp honey or any other sweetener of your choice
- 1-2 cardamom (el
- In a pan, add milk and give it a boil on high flame. Once it boils, simmer the heat and add turmeric (haldi) powder, cinnamon (dal cheeni) powder, cardamon or elaichi (separate peel and seed pods before adding), nutmeg powder.
- Keep cooking and stirring on low flame for 5-7 minutes and let the milk reduce from 11⁄2 cups to 1 cup.
- Serve hot in a mug and sprinkle some cardamom powder on top.
- Almond milk is preferable if you’d like to opt for plant-based milk. If you’d like to make almond milk at home just blend almonds with water ( quantity of water depends on how thick or thin you want it to be).
- You can add a lot of other ingredients to your turmeric latte to enhance the flavour like cloves (long), star anise (Chakra Phool), vanilla extract, saffron or powdered almonds.