Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Milagu Manjal Paal/மிளகு மஞ்சள் பால் Turmeric Pepper Milk for Cold and Cough

Turmeric and Pepper have innumerable health benefits and they are gaining popularity all over the world.

But it has been our tradition to add turmeric and pepper in our daily diet. Especially since young, milk with turmeric and pepper has been our home remedy for cough, cold and throat infection.

I use to avoid turmeric milk when my mother gives it to me because of the spicy taste. But now I make it religiously for my kids on a regular basis, even though when they’re hale and healthy. I just reduce the amount of pepper so that they don’t tend to avoid and.. it works 😊

I’m sure it will be very soothing for the throat, during throat infection. It’s a great remedy for cold and cough. You can even take it on a regular basis.

Srilankan/Ceylon Cinnamon


Whole Turmeric/ Manjal Kizhangu - 1 piece. (or)

Turmeric Powder/Manjal Thool - 1/4 tsp.

Black Pepper (to be crushed) - 1/4 tsp.

Cardamom/ Ellakkai - 2

Cinnamon Powder/ Pattai Thool - 1/8 tsp.

Milk - 2 Cups

Palm Sugar/ Panangarkandu - 4 tsp.

Crushed Turmeric, Pepper and Cardamom..


With a Mortar and Pestle, crush the Whole turmeric/ Manjal Kizhangu, Cardamom/Ellakkai and Black Pepper/Milagu.

Take the mixture and add it to the milk with Palm sugar/Panangarkandu and Cinnamon Powder/Pattai Thool.

Bring it to boil and switch off. Use a sieve to filter the crushed ingredients. Serve warm for the kids and serve hot for adults


If serving to children or adults when they have cold or cough, try to dilute the milk with equal proportion of water. Thick milk is said to produce phlegm.

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