Turmeric Milk Recipe – Home remedy to cure sore throat

Turmeric Milk – Home Remedy to cure sore throat and common cold

Turmeric Milk is a healthy drink prepared by boiling milk with turmeric (Haldi/Manjal), pepper, dry ginger (Sukku) & palm crystals, then filtered & served warm. It’s one of the best remedies for cold and sore throat. We are in the last half of the winter season during which we would frequently be suffering from common cold, cough & sore throat. This turmeric milk is the best home remedy for all those problems.

Turmeric Milk from Homemaking Delight

Turmeric Milk from Homemaking Delight

Turmeric Milk | Turmeric Pepper Milk | Manjal Pal | Milagu Paal | Healthy turmeric-pepper drink to cure throat infection and common cold

My mom used to prepare this Milagu Manjal Paal during winter to prevent catching up the cold, when we get the initial symptoms like sore throat and cough. Turmeric Milk is one of the easiest options to ease the irritation of cold & sore throat, as Turmeric has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. And, pepper is a known medicine to cure throat infection and a blood purifier. Slow boiling the spices in the milk brings out the flavor of the drink. Make your common cold and sore throat go away with the Indian Ayurvedic Turmeric Milk. Drink better, Feel Better!!!!!

Health Benefits of Turmeric Milk (source – Internet)

  1. Turmeric Milk (Manjal Paal)  is a good source of calcium and it lowers the bone loss & osteoporosis.

  2. It is an excellent blood purifier & cleanser in Ayurvedic tradition. It can revitalize and boost the blood circulation in the body.

  3. Milagu Manjal Paal is useful for treating illnesses related to the respiratory system because of its anti-microbial activity and provides quick relief from lung congestion.

Over to Turmeric Milk – Pepper Milk recipe from HomeMaking Delight with step by step photos…

Turmeric Milk Recipe- Home Remedy to cure sore throat and common cold

Serves 1


Turmeric Powder (Manjal thool / Haldi powder) – 3/4 tsp

Pepper powder (Milagu) – 1/2 tsp

Dry Ginger powder (Sukku) – 1/2 tsp

Milk – 1 & 1/4 cup

Palm Crystal (Panam Kalkandu) or Sugar – as per your taste

Preparation Method:

  1. Heat milk in a sauce pan. Add Turmeric powder, Dry ginger & pepper to it, mix well and bring it to boil.Turmeric Milk-HMD1

  2. When it starts to boil, add palm crystal and let it sit in simmer for 3-5 minutes. Stir in between for even heating.Turmeric Milk-HMD23. Filter the boiled milk to remove the residues and drink your healthy turmeric-pepper milk hot/warm to get relieved from cold and sore throat.

Turmeric Milk-HMD3Tit-Bits:

  1. Grease the sauce pan with ghee to prevent its bottom from burning.

  2. You can also add Cardamom/Elachi powder (1/8 tsp) if you prefer.

  3. If you are using pepper and dry ginger directly, then crush them well and use.

Check out our healthy drink Dry Ginger tea  / Sukku tea recipe and weight-loss Beet-lemon juice recipe.

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