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Why Is The West Fancying Turmeric Latte?

The latest to catch the fancy of west is the humble haldi doodh, which acquired a fancy new name as turmeric latte or golden milk, and is fast gaining fame in several posh restaurants in London and New York.

Priyanka Srivastava | News18 Specials@yanki25

Updated:June 5, 2016, 3:49 PM IST
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Why Is The West Fancying Turmeric Latte?
The latest to catch the fancy of west is the humble haldi doodh, which acquired a fancy new name as turmeric latte or golden milk, and is fast gaining fame in several posh restaurants in London and New York.
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Indian curry has tickled the taste buds of millions of Brits, who have discarded their traditional dinner staple of Fish and Chips to enjoy spoonful of Butter Chicken and Mutton Rogan Josh.

Last we heard of an Indian cuisine to make a mark in the western culinary map was when the modest south-indian breakfast staple Upma fetched a New York chef Mumbai-born Floyd Cardoz a prize money of $10,000.

Desi ghee, coconut oil and ginger tea were yet another ingredients which suddenly got an chic, as the western celebrities adopted it.

Kourney Kardashian consumes a spoonful of pure ghee to keep herself in shape.

The latest to catch the fancy of west is the humble haldi doodh, which acquired a fancy new name as turmeric latte or golden milk, and is fast gaining fame in several posh restaurants in London and New York.

The hot drink which has hit the western taste buds for its distinct tangy flavour is dubbed as the drink of 2016 by the food aficionados.

Not to forget that while growing up most of us have made horrible faces as our mom or grand mom forced a glass full of haldi doodh (hot milk with a spoonful of turmeric mixed with sugar) down our throat either as a cure for cold and cough or a sure shot formula to relive pain after a minor injury.
For long Asians consisting of Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis have been ridiculed for smelling of the pungent yellow ‘substance’ in their food, which leaves behind yellow stains.

Realising the power of the yellow substance, several posh restaurant in UK and USA have been serving the ‘golden milk’, which has turned into the most-ordered drink.

The bitter taste of turmeric is believed to be giving the required kick to the drink, which is particularly suitable in the cold temperature in the west. It is being served with a dash of cinnamon to minimize the natural bitterness of turmeric. The fans of turmeric latte are convinced of its curative abilities for cancer, skin diseases, arthritis, stomach disorder, fever and more.

Here are the few famous spots where one can grab an amazing glassful of golden milk:

Modern Baker in Oxford: The exotic restaurant promotes healthy living and the emphasis is largely on pure, organic ingredient. Besides sipping ‘golden mylk’ prepared from raw turmeric mixed with organic milk along with cakes and bread made of traditional grains.

Nama, Vegan restaurant in west London: The pure vegetarian restaurant gives emphasis on pure raw food lifestyle. The raw turmeric lingers in the mouth with each sip of turmeric latte.

Hemsley Sisters’ café: The food fashionista sisters-Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley specialise in turmeric tea. This tea with a distinct flavour has a huge fan following who also like it for its medicinal properties.

Turmeric Tofu in restaurants in San Francisco: Adding liberal amount of turmeric in tofu recipes is the new cool. Several restaurants in San Francisco serve amazing dishes consisting of an inviting sunshine shade.



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