Turmeric offers many health benefits since it has both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It is used to relieve swelling and pain due to headaches and wounds and is called ‘natural aspirin’ in Ayurvedic medicine.
In addition, coconut milk is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, including vitamins C, E, and B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. Coconut oil has similar health benefits and is useful for making “golden paste.”
- TURMERIC PASTE
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup turmeric powder
- GOLDEN MILK
- 2 teaspoons turmeric paste (from above)
- 4 cups non-dairy milk
- 2 teaspoons of a liquid sweetener
- MAKE THE PASTE. Add the water and turmeric to a small pot over medium heat. Turmeric can easily stain your clothes, pots, and utensils so be careful and wash right away. Gently stir the water and turmeric into a paste of medium consistency. If the paste becomes too dry, add a little water. Cook the paste for about 7 to 10 minutes. It should be a slightly darker brown color than when you started. Store in a glass container in your refrigerate to avoid permanent staining.
- MAKE THE MILK. Add the paste and milk to a pot over medium heat. Stir slowly until the milk is warm, not boiling. Serve with the sweetener of your choice.