Winter Special: How to Make Masala Doodh (3 Easy Recipes)

Winter Special: How to Make Masala Doodh (3 Easy Recipes)

Everyone has had a bittersweet relationship with a glass of milk as children – some hated it while others swallowed it in seconds. Whatever our thoughts on milk were when we were growing up, we understood the pool of benefits the tall glass came with, and have tried to incorporate it into our daily diet as much as possible. So if you’re like us, you’re used to drinking a plain glass of milk every day, so why not spice things up with some delicious masala doodh recipes just in time for the frosty winters. The flavors of milk, spices and dried fruits are mixed in a nice combination to make the famous masala doodh. Masala doodh is a common find in the streets of northern India where you can find them being cooked in large batches of the local hallwai. The milk is boiled continuously until it begins to thicken; it is then topped with Kesar, dried fruits and other ingredients of your choice and served steaming hot in a charcoal hater.

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But if you are a person who does not live in North India or just do not want to go looking for this winter favorite, you can easily make it from your own kitchen. We bring not one but three recipes to make the classic masala doodh. Mix Haldi and make a haldi masala doodh or go for the signature Kesar doodh, the choice is yours.

Winter Special: How to Make Masala Doodh | Easy Masala Doosh recipes

1. Haldi Masala Doodh:

Haldi masala doodh is something our mothers and grandmothers know about, it has also often been referred to as liquid gold due to the beautiful yellow hue of turmeric leaves on the milk. With the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric combined with the benefits of other spices, this is the perfect drink to develop immunity and stay healthy this winter. Here’s the recipe for you.

haldi doodh

Haldi masala doodh is a must-have in winter

2. Masala Doodh Mix:

The classic Masala Doodh blend is simply made by combining some delicious dry fruits like almonds and pistachios, spices like cardamom, nutmeg and Kesar and making a coarse powder out of it. The best thing about this classic masala doodh recipe is that you can make the mixture and store it in an airtight container for a few weeks. Whenever you want masala milk, just add a teaspoon of the mixture in a warm glass of milk and enjoy. Click here for the recipe.

(Also read: Are you bored with Haldi-Doodh? Here are 3 delicious ways to include turmeric in your diet)

3. Kesar Masala Doodh:

Saffron has several antioxidants that can greatly benefit your health. Kesar masala doodh is especially quite popular among people for its delicious taste and nutrients. All you need for this delicious winter drink are a few strands of the orange-red Kesar, a little honey and green cardamom, garnish with a selection of your favorite nuts for a nutty crisp texture. Here is the detailed recipe you can follow.

kesar doodh

Kesar enhances the color and aroma of masala doodh

Make the most of winter with these warm and comforting drinks. Tell us which one you try first, in the comments below.

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