From grandma's kitchen to Instagram trend Image: Instagram
Raise your hands if as a kid you were made to drink warm milk before bed.
Some of us are still coaxed by momma dearest to have that glass of milk either before bedtime or at breakfast. *Okay Mom, please stop*
And you may love it or hate it, but you can't deny the fact that milk comes loaded with a list of health benefits — which, if you start counting, won't end even after you're done with that glass. It's mentioned in ancient Ayurveda and is a staple in every Indian household. But these are just desi talks. The West has always been awe-inspired by our food habits and tried imbibing the good things we have to offer.
From spices to herbs to desi nushkes such as haldi wala doodh, so many desi things have trended on their social media feeds. We are still not over the whole turmeric latte phase. And now enters moon milk.
What's that? Umm, nothing — just warm milk with cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, turmeric and nutmeg in it. Yeah. The one grannies used to make to cure your cold and flu.
Why is it trending? They (not us, people in the West) have recently learnt it's calming, has soothing properties and aids better sleep. So, naturally, it is being talked about.
Where can I get it? Umm, in the kitchen near you.
How do I make it? It's not rocket science. In fact, you can take the desi haldi doodh route and add more nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon powder, cardamom powder, and maybe fancy lavender or rose petals. You can also add more flavours such as cherries, cocoa, coconut, et al. That will help in making it more Instagrammable.
It has become a trend not only on Instagram, people are also pinning it on Pinterest a lot. Frankly, we are not even surprised, and actually like the fact that our kitchen secrets are so helpful for others.