Turmeric Milk

This beverage gets its beautiful hue from turmeric, an everyday Indian spice known for its anti-inflammatory properties. This drink is traditionally considered to be a natural remedy for chronic cough.




½ cup/125ml milk

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

½ teaspoon black peppercorns, slightly crushed

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

Honey or rock-sugar to taste


  1. Bring ¾ cup/190ml water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the coriander seeds, peppercorns and turmeric powder and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the milk and bring to a gentle boil. Turn off the heat.
  3. Pour the liquid through a strainer into a cup. Discard the residue.
  4. Stir in the honey or sugar to taste.
  5. Serve hot.

2 thoughts on “Turmeric Milk

  1. Aruna July 25, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    I am so amused at how a simple traditional drink from India has been appropriated by the US as a wonder drink. Loved your cup and saucer set. So elegant. 🙂

  2. Annapoorna Prabhu July 25, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    So true, Aruna ! Thank you 🙂

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