Haldi Ka Doodh (Hot Turmeric Milk)


Turmeric milk is a great home remedy for cough, congestion, colds, and skin problems. This winter, replace your usual hot cocoa with an invigorating cup of wellness — bonus points for jammies and slippers. Turmeric can stain clothing and countertops, so wear an apron and proceed with caution.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch ground ginger

  • 1 pinch ground cloves

  • 1 pinch ground allspice

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¾ teaspoon honey, or to taste

  • teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together turmeric, cardamom, black pepper, ginger, cloves, and allspice in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes; stir honey and vanilla into milk until completely dissolved.

  3. Whisk 1 teaspoon turmeric mixture into milk mixture; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until flavors blend, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour mixture through a strainer.


You can use any milk (2%, soy, coconut, almond, etc.) in this recipe.

You can substitute agave nectar for honey.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

154 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 304mg 23%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 427mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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