Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties makes this Golden Milk aka Haldi Doodh, an ideal drink to have when you are under the weather or just when you feel like having a comforting drink!

Since my version of golden milk is heavy on spices, here’s a list of spices that I have in my golden milk recipe:
✓ turmeric (of course!)
✓ green cardamom pods
✓ black peppercorns
✓ cinnamon stick
✓ fresh ginger

I love my haldi doodh with a lot of spices hence the long list. If you don’t want any spices, feel free to drink it just plain with milk and turmeric – just like I made for my husband. Simple milk + haldi only .

I hope you guys like my version of the humble haldi doodh. I always made this  drink it at bedtime, I guess it helped in getting a sound sleep too. Whether you drink it at bedtime or any other time of the day, it definitely makes up for a comforting drink.


  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 green cardamom pods slightly crushed
  • 1/2 inch ginger cut into thin slices
  • 5-6 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice sugar, maple syrup, honey, adjust to taste
  • cinnamon or cardamom powder to serve, optional


  1. Add milk to a pan on medium heat. After a minute or two (when the milk is little lukewarm) add turmeric powder to it.
  2. Then add crushed green cardamom pods, sliced ginger, black peppercorns and cinnamon stick.
  3. Add in the sweetener and whisk it all together and bring to a low simmer for 5 minutes. You don’t need to boil it but it should be nicely hot throughout. 
  4. Remove pan from heat, cover pan with a plate or lid and let it sit for another 5 minutes for the flavors to steep in. Strain the golden milk using a strainer into serving cups.
  5. You may sprinkle with cardamom or cinnamon powder before serving.

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