Simple Indian Recipes...
Delicious and healthy dishes that can be made even by first timers.

Turmeric Pepper Milk

 Published 2015-Aug-17   Updated 2018-Aug-27

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Turmeric Milk, Spiced Milk, Home Remedy Medicine, Haldi Doodh)

With the start of rains, starts the season of flu, common colds and sore throats. School kids tend to get it more often. Turmeric milk or Manjal Milagu Paal is one of the simplest home remedies that is sure to reduce your symptoms of cold and sore throat.

Turmeric Pepper milk is a very traditional folk medicine used for curing many ailments like sore throat, wounds, skin diseases, stomach problems. It is also used as a face mask. It is so soothing for a sore throat due to the antibacterial properties of turmeric. Have a cup of this milk before you go to bed and you will surely feel better by morning.

Recipe For Turmeric Pepper Milk

Preparation time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: NIL
Serves: 1


  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder  - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Honey/ Palm sugar – to taste

Optional Ingredients

  • Ginger – 1” piece
  • Cardamom - 1


  1. Bring milk to boil. Add turmeric powder and pepper powder.

    Turmeric Pepper Milk

  2. Crush the ginger and cardamom. Add this to the boiling milk. While this is totally optional, ginger also helps cure sore throat while cardamom adds a nice flavor.
  3. Add honey or palm sugar to give the desired sweetness. If you do not have these, just use white sugar.

    Turmeric Pepper Milk

  4. Mix well and switch off. Strain the milk and serve hot.

Serving Turmeric Milk

  • Have a cup of turmeric milk before going to bed.

More Home Remedies

Neem Flower Rasam (Veepam Poo Rasam) Neem Flower Rasam Ginger Tea Ginger Tea Mudakathan Keerai Kashayam Mudakathan Keerai Kashayam  Neem Flower Powder Neem Flower Powder
See more...

Post a new comment

2000 Characters left
Your name will be displayed next to your comment.
Email will NOT be displayed publicly.
Cancel       Save Comment

Comments (6)

Person   ()
Hi, Dahlia,

As a lactose intolerant person, is it possible to substitute cow's milk with an alternative (i.e. soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or rice milk)?

I've been using honey, not just as a sweetener but also as an anti-inflammatory food.

Thank you!
Person   ()
Hi Em, I have personally not tried with other types of milk but I feel it can be substituted. Do give it a try and share your feedback. It will be helpful for others.
Person   ()
Can I drink turmeric pepper milk in the morning for breakfast instead of at night? Also, is it okay to drink this daily? Thank you. :)
Person   ()
Its perfectly alright to take this everyday. In fact it is quite healthy.

Taking in the night is more effective but of-course you could take in the morning too...
Person   ()
I see. Why is it more effective to drink turmeric pepper milk at night?
Person   ()
The turmeric and pepper gets a chance to stay in the throat and do its magic through the night. You need to try to know the difference.

Post Comment

 Published by on and last updated on 2018-08-27.