Delicious Milk Using Spices and Nuts
Everyone knows about the elaborate use of spices and nuts in Indian cooking. They are used to prepare various milk based drinks for the following reasons:
If the spices are boiled with milk, then the health benefits of milk get fortified with those of the spices.
Quality of milk
It is very important to use the highest quality of milk that you can find. We recommend clean raw whole milk from certified healthy grass-fed and organically raised cows.
Quality of spices and nuts
We recommend using certified organic spices and nuts whenever possible.
General method of preparation of milk with spices There are different methods of preparing milk with spices.
Spices & Nuts Combinations
1) Dates, almonds, cardamom, fennel
3) Almond, Raisin, Dates, Pistachio
Add mashed raisin and dates to warm milk and mix it thoroughly. Add Almond and pistachio powder, stir it well.
Variation: Add a pinch saffron also. Benefits: Traditionally, in Indian customs, this drink is given in the first night of marriage as this drink improves sexual power.
4) Cardamom, Fennel, Saffron
Method: Mix all the powders with warm milk and stir it well.
Method: Mix all the powders with warm milk and stir well for 2 minutes. Benefits:
One pinch of each of turmeric and pepper added with warm milk. This combination is traditionally used to improve digestion and to relieve respiratory and skin allergies. 7) Honey, sugar, ghee and yogurt One spoon of each of honey, sugar, ghee and yogurt is mixed with Milk and stirred well. This combination is called as Panchamaruta, used in the Indian custom for worship. This milk combination is very rich in nutrition and is an excellent energizing and coolant drink. Single-Spice Milk Drinks 1. Saffron Warm milk with a pinch of saffron is natural aphrodisiac and nourishes and moisturizes skin. 2. Garlic: Add one teaspoon of garlic paste and one cup water to one cup of milk. Boil it till one cup remains. Filter and drink. In Ayurveda practice, this combination is used to relieve bloating and stomach discomfort. 3. Turmeric Traditionally, a pinch of turmeric added to half a cup of warm milk is given for instant relief from itching and allergies. 4. Long pepper Add one teaspoon of Long pepper (Piper longum) and one cup water to one cup of milk. Boil it till one cup remains. Filter and drink. This spicy milk drink is used in Ayurveda to relieve indigestion, nausea and to improve respiratory health. 5. Ghee One cup of warm milk with 2 – 3 spoons of ghee is especially given during pregnancy in Ayurveda practice. This combination is nourishing. It also brings about mild and natural laxative effect, very much needed during pregnancy. This is natural coolant and nourishing drink. This combination is used even after-delivery care of the mother.