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Turmeric is an ubiquitous indian spice and a common ingredient of pre-mixed curry or masala powders.Here is a really simple recipe for the magical turmeric milk (haldi dudh, in konkani). At the first signs of a sore throat, or feverishness, sip this hot milk drink and call it a night! Wake up fresh and ready to take on the world!


: 1 cup
Turmeric powder
: 1 tsp
Minced ginger
: 1 tsp

Turmeric Milk Konkani Milk


  • In a mug, place 1 tsp turmeric powder. Add a quarter cup water and twirl to mix in turmeric.
  • Top off with milk. You can also skip the milk and do this in water! Microwave ~ 2 min (depends on power rating of your microwave) bringing milk nearly to a boil)
  • Leave milk in the microwave for ~ 5 min, allowing the active ingredients of ginger and turmeric to seep into the milk
  • Add a teaspoon of jaggery. Alternately use honey, cane or regular sugar to taste. Mix well and reheat milk
  • Spoon out and discard ginger bits; turmeric settles to the bottom. If it bothers you, you can strain
  • Sip this very hot and feel the heat course over your gullet