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            Golden Milk/Haldi wala doodh

 Turmeric is most well-known for its use in curry dishes, but it’s earning a name for itself as a potent medicinal food. While some people find it soothing, and perfect before bed, others enjoy it first thing in the morning and even drink it in place of coffee or tea. 

If you haven’t tried golden milk yet, you’re missing out! When ever I make this, I remember my Graddmom. She used to make it the best. She always used to give us this regularly during winters. It’s a creamy hot milk drink that’s filled to the brim with nutrients. To sweeten, you can go any number of ways. I typically go for jaggery, honey or dates.

Preparation time : 10 minutes                        Cooking time : 5 minutes                                  Serves : 1

For making golden milk :

 water 1 glass
almond milk as required (method shared below)
Saffron/kesar 6 strands
Sunth/dry ginger powder 1/4 Tsp
Dates deeseed 6 chop
Honey 1 Tbsp
Haldi/Turmeric 1/2 Tsp or fresh Turmeric grated

To make Almond milk at home :                     15 Almonds soaked overnight & peeled Add water and pulse it. Almond milk is ready.

Boil the 1 glass of water in a pan. Add almond milk to it. If you are using fresh Turmeric, add it by grating at this stage into milk. Let it simmer for 10 minutes and strain it and proceed further.

Once milk comes to rolling boil, add kesar strands. Next add deseeded and chopped dates into it.

Add dry ginger powder. Next mix in Turmeric powder. Mix well and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into cup/glass. Serve warm.