Monday, 27 July 2015

Homemade Huldee "Doodh" or Tumeric "Milk" - Reboot / Paleo

It is amazing how the "medicine" of the old days that I once hated having, has now become a luxury indulgence.  Interestingly, the mindset change comes from KNOWING your food and being educated in the benefits it carries, rather than just how it tastes.

Whilst blogging about Ginger "Tea", the thought of Huldee Doodh kept knocking on my brain. It wanted me to allow it back into my life. I answered. :-)

I am very happy to announce that Huldee Doodh - the way my mother and grandmother made it, can be incorporated into my new way of eating. :-)

Read about the benefits of Tumeric

Read about the benefits of Ginger

This is how my mother and grandmother made this health elixir - which I have tweaked to make it Reboot / Paleo friendly - by removing the cows milk and adding coconut or almond milk.

1 tablespoon melted coconut oil or butter ghee
3 whole cloves
2 small sticks cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon or less of freshly grated nutmeg
3 pods cardamom or 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 teaspoon freshly grated/ground tumeric root or tumeric powder
1 teaspoon freshly crushed ginger root
2 cups (500ml) of either coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk

A few strands of saffron

When adding cardamom pods to any dish, it is recommended to slightly pop it "open" - peel it half open but yet, still keep it in the pod so that the seeds, which carry all the flavors are released in the dish being prepared.

In a saucepan heat the coconut oil, add the whole spices, ginger and the tumeric. Mix well and immediately add the coconut milk or almond milk in the pan.  Bring it to a boil while stirring gently over a medium - high heat.

Once boiled, remove from heat and set aside, strain and pour into mugs.

Sweetening is optional and it can be done using raw honey to keep it Paleo friendly. For Reboot, no sweetener allowed.

Picture courtesy Nutrition Stipped

Picture courtesy Nutrition Stipped

For any winter's day or evening this is divine! Cheers to good health! :-)

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