Masala Milk Powder | Masala doodh powder – Healthy & Quick recipe for you & your kids
Here’s a Super Quick, Easy & Healthy Masala Milk Powder recipe that would take barely 5 Minutes to make & would last for at least a good 3-4 weeks!
Do you or your child find the taste of plain milk unpalatable? Or have you been investing in those pricey Commercial Milk Additives (CMA) for your child since years? If yes, I can pretty much assure that you wouldn’t feel forced to go back to these processed “HEALTH DRINKS” rather Commercial “HEALTH POWDERS” which have no nutrition but sugar, preservatives, artificial color & flavors.
No matter how convincingly their ads are doled out to you, their “health quotients” have never been backed by any research. Here are the facts that you can check out.
It’s been almost 6 months that I’ve been adding this homemade masala milk powder to my daughter’s daily milk cup & so far, her response has been very satisfactory to me.
Masala Milk Powder | Milk Masala Powder Recipe
A super easy, handy & tasty Milk Powder that you can make at home in a jiffy & can store for a good 1 month WITHOUT refrigerating. It's equally healthy, nourishing & filling for your child who hates having plain milk or is bored of the commercial additives.
- 2 tbsp Pistachios Without shell
- 2.5 tbsp Almonds Not soaked
- 1 tbsp Cashew nuts Unsalted
- 0.5 tsp Cardamom seeds If you don't have cardamom pods but Cardamom powder, you may add the powder directly to the final resultant powder.
- 0.5 tbsp Ground nuts Optional
Keep all the ingredients ready.
In a pan over medium flame, dry roast all the ingredients for about 3-4 minutes; until they start changing color & emanate a fragrant dry fruits' aroma. However, if you're adding groundnuts too (which I mentioned as 'optional'), PLEASE dry roast groundnuts separately on the pan & when cooled, rub them between your palms to get the skin off. You'd need groundnuts without the cover to go into this Masala Milk Powder for the best taste. 🙂
Wait till it cools or you could place them under a fan to make it fast.
Add the roasted mixture of dry fruits to a dry mixer & grind for less than a minute.
If you prefer the crunchy presence of the milk powder in your milk, you may only keep pulsing your mixer while checking if the powder has been ground the way you wanted it to be.
You Masala Milk Powder is ready.
Remember that after removing the mixer lid, you need to let the ground powder rest for a while before transferring it into an air tight container.
- You may avoid adding cardamom powder/seeds if you or your kid do not like its flavor.
- This milk powder does NOT include sugar. However, it’s naturally moderately sweet which renders milk a sweet taste upon mixing. But, if you wish to add sugar to your milk, please add separately while mixing in the milk. Adding sugar as an ingredient to make this masala doodh powder may tamper with the chemistry of the powder & may lead to moisture creeping in & spoiling it for use.
I wouldn’t want to deny that I initially relied on religiously trying & adding 4 of the most popular health drink powders to my kid’s daily cup of milk. Only to reassure myself of her proper growth in terms of height & weight.
Why this Masala Milk Powder: The farce behind Commercial Milk Additives (CMAs)
There were always relatives & acquaintances who remarked about her looking ‘underweight’ taking her ‘skinny appearance’ on face value. And for a long time, it honestly bothered me if she REALLY required foods to supplement her growth. Despite cooking up healthy dishes, giving her Ragi malt & Ragi based foods made at home & caring for her meal timings, & allowing enough play time, I doubted if I cared for her physical development the right way. I know, if you’re a mommy, that’s so US, isn’t it?
So, when the pediatrician of a friend’s child recommended to her that she start introducing homemade milk powder (that most of us call the masala milk powder) prepared out of dry fruits or mild spices into her glass of milk, I did give it a thought.
Nevertheless, I was apprehensive if my then 2 year old daughter would like it as then she never really enjoyed feasting on any of the common dry fruits, except for black raisins & almonds. Now obviously, a powder made only out of almonds was never going to appeal to her taste or approval. 😐 Thus went this potentially great idea for a toss! And I easily gave in to the recommendations of many pediatricians, a very popular brand of health drink specially targeted at children on the lower side of the scale.
To be very frank, I did not notice any dramatic changes after introducing the milk powder & the struggle to get A drink all her milk was really upsetting. And most of the after breakfast scenes involved whining & crying when I forced her to finish it all. The other 2 brands that I went on to try later on weren’t any different.
Getting A to drink milk every day was very much a depressing nightmare until she felt an impulsive, self-inspired rush to race with somebody drinking some other beverage. Like me racing my tea with her. I know it’s super silly. But, that kids are hard to impress, is an axiom. Isn’t it?
ALL of these popular brands of health drink/ malt powders are loaded with sugar, preservatives & artificial flavors to lure the customer base. And most of these health drink mixes are quite a primary reason for early tooth decay, dental problems, childhood obesity & diabetes as well, apart from unhealthy lifestyle involving junk food consumption & lack of exercise / outdoor play activities.
Do try this recipe for making this super-quick Masala Milk Powder/ Homemade Health drink mix & let me know in your comments how you & your kids liked it. You can also respond with a * Star Rating either on the recipe or in the comments. 🙂
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