Indians love Masala Doodh, in addition to drinking it regularly as part of their daily diet, this drink is also served during major ceremonies and festivities taking place in the region. It is a concoction of milk, mixed with other spices and nuts to give an extremely nutritional drink.
The main ingredients of Masala Doodh:
Masala Doodh’s main ingredient is milk. Although often criticized because of its industrialization, pure milk is rich in calcium, an essential mineral for bones and teeth. In addition, it also provides protein for muscle growth and also contains potassium which helps maintain stable blood pressure.
Almonds are rich in vitamin E, magnesium, protein, fiber and healthy fats. Thanks to their rich mineral content, almonds help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and even blood sugar levels.
3- Cashew nuts:
Another ingredient in this special drink is cashews. They contain among others selenium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, copper, vitamins B6, K and E. Of course, they also contain a significant amount of antioxidants.
Cardamom is a healthy spice that is used in many home remedies. It can cure constipation, poor appetite, heartburn, bloating, acidity and even nausea.
Even saffron is also a therapeutic ingredient. It contains magnesium, zinc, selenium, iron, manganese, calcium, potassium and copper. It is often used as an antiseptic, antioxidant, anticonvulsant and antidepressant.
We all know that ginger is a healing ingredient, it has exceptional anti-inflammatory power. Ginger contains a substance known as gingerol, which can help treat nausea, sore throat, muscle pain, and cold.
7- The clove:
Clove is a powerful anti-inflammatory, in addition it is also an antiseptic, antioxidant and also an anti-flatulence. The clove gives its aroma and special flavor to milk.
8- Pepper powder:
Black pepper contains vitamins K, C, and minerals such as iron, potassium, manganese and also fiber. It also contains antibacterial agents that prevent infections. In addition, it also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Preparation of Masala Doodh:
1/2 cup of almonds
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup pistachios
20 green cardamones
3/5 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1/2 tablespoon dried rose petals
1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon saffron sprigs
5 tablespoons organic cane sugar
1 teaspoon of saunf
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 teaspoons of turmeric powder
Put a saucepan on the heat and add all the dry ingredients (pistachio almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds). Cook over low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Then remove them from the pan and set aside on a plate.
In the same pan, add the saffron sprigs, stir them for a minute until their color changes to a dark shade. Also remove them and set them aside. Also toast the nutmeg, then set them aside as well as with the others.
Once the dried fruit cools, add all the ingredients to a grinder, including the rose petals, fennel, black pepper, turmeric powder, cardamom seeds and sugar. Grind them all into a fine powder.
There you have your Masala powder which you will keep in a tightly closed jar or container. Put it in a refrigerator for better conservation. To serve, dissolve 2 to 3 teaspoons of this powder in a glass of milk. Mix and enjoy your drink.