I am a big fan of ginger milk which is made out of dry ginger. We call dry ginger “Sukku” in Tamil and the milk is called sukku pal in Tamil. We use dry ginger as a home remedy extensively and I always have dry ginger at home. Ginger when combined together with milk have amazing health benefits.
Nowadays they serve dry ginger milk as a dessert in most of the marriages I visit. Drinking dry ginger milk is an acquired taste, but once you start liking it, you will be hooked just like me. Some people make this by adding dry ginger powder and sugar to milk.
But I prefer adding fresh dry ginger to milk after pounding it in a mortar and pestle. I always use whole milk, try using whole milk for this sukku pal. If you boil milk for a long time after adding dry ginger, the milk will curdle and also keep the flame on medium low.
The amount of dry ginger you should add depends on the age, because this milk is quite spicy. For young children, a small piece will do. If you like palm candy, add it instead of sugar, it goes very well with this milk. It is very comforting to drink this milk on a cold night.
Ginger Milk Health Benefits:
1. Ginger Milk for Cough:
2. Ginger Milk For Weight Loss:
3. Ginger Milk for Cold & Flu:
4. Ginger Milk For Acne:
5. Ginger Milk For Hair:
How To Make Ginger Milk:
1. Pound dry ginger coarsely in a mortar and pestle. Powder it finely, if you want the dry ginger milk to be very spicy.
2. Boil milk in a thick bottomed pan along with sugar or palm candy.
3. Once it starts to boil, add the pounded dry ginger. Keep the flame on low.
4. Once it starts bubbling at the edges, switch off and strain.
- If you pound it finely, use a fine mesh to strain it.
- Don’t boil for a long time after adding dry ginger.