The exciting flavour of milk, dry fruits and other spices is an amazing combination that all comes together in a delightful drink commonly known as Masala Doodh. A slew of spices and nuts are used to make this traditional Indian drink that boasts of power-packed ingredients like cashews, almonds, cardamom and saffron to name a few. Masala Doodh is a favourite with the people of Maharastra and is especially enjoyed during the festive season of Sharad (Kojagari) Purnima, a harvest festival during the full lunar moon.
While the taste of this drink can leave you asking for more, the health benefits associated with all the ingredients used in this dish would make you want to go grab another glass! Yes,it is a healthy drink! A proper energy drink, filled with calcium, vitamins, magnesium, iron, zinc and many other vital nutrients necessary for a healthy body.
Masala Doodh can be served both chilled as well as hot. Chilled masala milk refreshes you during hot sunny days and hot masala milk keeps you warm during wintery nights. You can prepare masala doodh powder in small batches and store it in an air tight container, and serve it when any guest comes giving them a traditional flavor. The Flavour of masala doodh closely resembles milkshakes like badam milk, kesar milk, etc. In fruit based milkshakes too you can add the taste of masala doodh by just mixing masala powder of masala milk.How to make masala Doodh: This is a simple task and barely takes 15 minutes.For masala you need: Almonds, nutmeg, cashew, turmeric, ginger, cardamom, saffron, charoli and sugar as per your tasteMethodFor making masala doodh, roast saffron till it becomes orange. Then grind it with almonds, cardamom, cashew & nutmeg. Boil milk in a bowl and keep stirring it till it becomes a little thick. Pour the milk in a glass and add sugar, charoli powder and ground spices. Place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool it down.Garnish it with chopped almonds, a pinch of saffron and cashsews. Finally serve it. Your delicious masala doodh is ready to be served.
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