Everyone had a bittersweet relationship with a glass of milk as a child – some hated it, while others gulped it down within seconds. Whatever our thoughts on milk, growing up we understood the benefits of the tall glass and tried to incorporate it as much as possible into our daily diet. So if like us you’re used to drinking a glass of milk every day, why not spice things up with some delicious doodh masala recipes just in time for the freezing winters. The flavors of milk, spices and dried fruits are mixed in a delicious combination to make the famous masala doodh. Masala doodh is a common find on the streets of northern India where you can find them being prepared in large quantities by the local halwai. The milk is continuously simmered until it begins to thicken; it is then garnished with Kesar, dried fruits and other ingredients of your choice and served hot and steamed in a kulhad.
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However, if you don’t live in northern India or just don’t want to go hunting for this winter favorite, you can easily make it in the comfort of your own kitchen. We offer you not one, but three recipes for making the classic doodh masala. Toss Haldi and whip up a doodh haldi masala or go for the signature Kesar doodh, the choice is yours.
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1. Haldi Masala Doodh:
Haldi masala doodh is something our mothers and grandmothers are familiar with, it has also often been referred to as liquid gold due to the beautiful yellow tint 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 build immunity and stay healthy this winter. Here is the recipe for you.
Haldi masala doodh is a must have in winter
2. Masala Doodh mix:
The classic Masala Doodh mix is ââsimply made by combining delicious dried fruits like almonds and pistachio, spices like cardamom, nutmeg and Kesar and making it into a coarse powder. The best part about this classic doodh masala recipe is that you can make the mixture and store it in an airtight container for a few weeks. Anytime you want masala milk, just add a teaspoon of the mixture to a glass of hot milk and enjoy. Click here for the recipe.
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3. Kesar Masala Doodh:
Saffron contains several antioxidants which can greatly benefit your health. Kesar masala doodh is especially popular with people for its delicious taste and nutrients. All you need for this delicious winter drink are a few sprigs of orange-crimson Kesar, honey and green cardamoms, garnished with a choice of your favorite nuts for a crunchy nutty texture. Here is the detailed recipe that you can follow.
Kesar enhances the color and aroma of masala doodh
Enjoy winter with these warm, comforting drinks. Let us know which one you try first, in the comments below.