Turmeric Milk | Haldi Doodh | Masala Paal

My first food related post after transferring the blog to its new domain! On Saturday, once I got it done, I kept staring at the name several times… still not able to believe that I will not be seeing the old “http://sweettoothraf.blogspot.com” anymore and it is more or less like a website now! But whatever said and done, sometimes we need to take decisions to move our hobbies to our next level, but that doesn’t mean that I stop being what I was. InShaAllah, hope to keep on with the same spirit…


I have been mentioning how I have been taking part in challenges to bring back my zest for cooking. So this time, I decided to be a part of the Shhh… Cooking Secretly Challenge, a brain child of Priya akka. You can find my previous challenges done over here! We are paired with a fellow blogger, who will give us a couple of ingredients to cook with. In turn, we also give them a couple of ingredients to work on their recipe. This time, I was paired with Lakshmi, who is my FB friend for sometime. We chat on and off and I have found her to be a warm person. I was really excited to be her partner, and I was even more excited when she gave me a pair of really easy ingredients – milk and honey.


The season of flu, cough and cold is on in the part of the world I live. Usually, January is meant to be very cold however this year it is different. The temperature is going nowhere to being cold and afternoons are unexpectedly warm. Explains why the clinics and pharmacies are super busy these days! The past two days has however been different. We have had some nice rains and very chilled days. As soon as Lakshmi gave me the ingredients, I had no other recipe in mind except this turmeric milk, that is so much a part of our Indian tradition, to be served when anybody gets sick. Actually, I never knew about it till my colleague P told me that she would give this to her daughter to ease her stuffed nose. That is when I started making this and now I feel you actually don’t need a stuffed nose or clogged system to enjoy this drink! It has all spices that go into it and the soothing feature of turmeric helps to calm your system. It is also one of the best drinks to take when you are having a sleepless night.


Did you know that this humble drink is catching up in the Western world as an elixir and is called with a fancy name “Turmeric Latte”? πŸ˜€ Off to the way I make it…



Curious to know what Lakshmi made with the ingredients I posed for her? Do check out her post!



Turmeric Milk/ Haldi Doodh ~ Masala Paal

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 1/4 cup full fat milk
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 2 cloves crushed
  • 3 tbsp honey as per sweetness


  • Combine all ingredients except honey into a saucepan.
  • Keep on simmer till it boils. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the pan.
  • In a bowl, add the honey. Strain the slightly cooled milk over the honey and whisk till well combined.
  • Serve into cups and devour immediately!


For a vegan version, substitute milk with coconut milk or almond milk.

Join the Conversation

  1. This sounds interesting…..haven't heard of masala milk before…… Love ur cup n saucer and the click too …… Looks refreshing πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  2. Saravana Bhavan, back home in india, serves the best masala paal that time, But I m not sure whether they make it the same way or the quality is still the same. I would love it with a hint of saffron and my that Cup is sooo cute n gorgeous!!! πŸ™‚ And once again, Congrats on your New Domain

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  3. nice alternate.. I love it when I hv cold

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  4. My daughter is a huge fan of this milk.

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  5. a best throat reliver on this filthy season..

    1. Thank you so much Kalpana…

  6. perfect for this winter….looks yum…

    1. Thanks a lot Kurinji…

  7. Love to have this.. Loved the cup and saucer and ofcourse the pic too..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  8. Bestest drink this season… and by the way, congratulations on the new domain name πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Gauri… πŸ™‚

  9. I love milk with turmeric… ! love this spiced milk!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  10. Give the required warmth we need on a cold night.

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  11. My father takes it when he gets cough…never thought of posting the recipe…I too like the flavour while adding only turmeric, and seriously it gve 100% results.
    Vry informative post Rafee

    1. Thank you so much Rashida…

    1. Thanks a lot Lisha…

  12. A true companion in winters.. make it most the times in winters…. n love the cup n saucer Rafee

    1. Thank you so much Niloufer…

  13. Nice recipe…love to have this milk…

    1. Thanks a lot Shabbu…

  14. Congrats! I love your new site and name. πŸ˜‰ I'll definitely give this Turmeric milk a try the next time I can't sleep. I always have all these ingredients in my pantry. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much Amy… πŸ™‚

  15. This look beautiful!!

    1. Thanks a lot Gloria…

  16. This reminds me of ginger milk… must be a comforting and warming drink.

    1. Thank you so much Zoe…

  17. my hubby is having a really bad cold and cough, maybe can give it to him to try ( more like force him to drink it lol)

    1. You don't need to force him Nammi… I am sure he will like it, it is that delicious! Thanks a lot dear…

  18. such a healthy and yummy drink dear

    1. Thanks a lot Monu…

  19. Perfect for winter.. My mom prepares this during winter.. Thanks for making me remember that..

    1. Thank you so much Nithya…

  20. though the milk is common n healthy,ur cup gave a bright look to the post..hehehehe

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

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