Masala Milk | Masala Doodh

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This Masala Milk Recipe lets you enjoy the goodness of milk with the warmth of aromatic spices. It is quick, easy to make, and super delicious! Try this delightful drink at home!

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About Masala Milk

Masala Milk, known as Masala Doodh in India, is a delightful sweet beverage flavored with spices. It originates from Maharashtrian cuisine.

Traditionally served during Kojagiri Purnima or Sharad Purnima, this creamy beverage is also perfect for enjoying as a soothing bedtime drink or during chilly weather.

Made with whole milk, sweetened with sugar, flavored with a mix of spices, and garnished with chopped nuts. It is not only a delicious beverage but it also has other benefits. It might boost immunity during cold weather and provide warmth!

Sipping on a warm glass of masala milk is a comforting experience. Try our easy recipe of Masala Milk Powder and enjoy this at home!

Why You Will Love This

  • Warm and comforting beverage
  • A rich and aromatic flavor
  • Easily scalable and customizable
  • Enjoyed during festivals and special occasions
  • Popular in Indian cuisine

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Masala Milk Ingredients

Whole milk – is the base of the drink. You can substitute dairy milk with a plant-based option for a vegan version of this recipe. Almond milk will work best for this recipe!

Sugar – is used to sweeten the milk. You can adjust the quantity of the sweetener according to your liking. You can substitute it with any other sweetener of your choice.

Saffron Strands – is added while making the masala milk powder and for garnishing. It adds a beautiful golden color and a floral flavor to the milk.

Nuts – that are commonly used in this recipe are almonds, cashew nuts, and pistachios. It is added both as a garnish and in the masala milk powder.

Spices – such as cardamom pods and nutmeg are commonly used to flavor the drink. You can also add cinnamon powder, black peppers, or dried ginger powder to add spiciness.

Turmeric – is an optional ingredient. It is only added to enhance the beautiful golden hue of the drink a bit more. You can skip it and only use saffron strands.

Optional Garnishes – include dried rose petals, more saffrons, or just chopped pistachios.

Masala Milk Powder Recipe

Step 1 – Roast dry fruits and spices

In a pan, add almonds, cashew nuts, and pistachios. Roast the nuts for 5 minutes on low heat. Next, add the cardamom pods and a small piece of nutmeg. Sauté for a minute.

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Step 2 – Prepare the Masala Milk Powder

Transfer all the roasted ingredients to a grinding jar. Add milk powder for extra creaminess, saffron strands for aroma, turmeric powder for rich color, and sugar. Grind it into a fine powder

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How to Make Masala Milk

Step 3 – Warm the Milk

In a saucepan, heat the milk over medium heat. Stir occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.


Step 4 – Infuse with Flavor

Next, add the prepared masala milk powder. Adjust the quantity based on your liking. Give it a stir.

Step 5 – Simmer and Blend the Flavors

Let the milk simmer for a few minutes till the flavors meld. Stir occasionally.

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Step 6 – Garnish and Serve

Once the masala milk is heated through, add chopped nuts for added texture, and pour it into serving cups or glasses. Garnish with chopped nuts and a few saffron strands.

Step 7 – Enjoy the Warmth

Sip and savor the comforting warmth of masala milk.

Serving Suggestions

Traditionally, masala doodh is served hot! It can be enjoyed hot or cold, have it according to your liking.

Serve it hot during cold weather or as a refreshing chilled drink on hot summer days.

Garnish with chopped almonds, pistachios, or cashews for added crunch and texture. You can also add a few strands of saffron on top of the milk while serving. Also, you can garnish with edible flowers like rose petals.

Recipe Tips

  • If making a vegan version of this recipe, substitute dairy milk with plant-based milk. Almond milk would taste best!
  • Instead of sugar, you can use jaggery, dates, honey, maple syrup, or other sweeteners. If using substitutes, don’t add them while grinding. Add them while serving.
  • You can experiment with the spice mix and customize it to your liking. Try adding a pinch of clove powder, cinnamon, dried ginger powder, or black pepper for a unique flavor. Make sure not to boil the milk after adding these spices, as it might curdle the milk. Only simmer.
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1. Can I use store-bought masala milk powder?

Yes, you can use store-bought masala mil powder but homemade is always better!

2. Can I prepare masala milk in advance?

Prepare the masala milk powder in advance and store it in an airtight container.

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Masala Milk | Masala Doodh

Masala Milk is not just a beverage; it's a comforting and aromatic drink that warms the soul!
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 mixer grinder
  • 1 pan


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp pistachios
  • 4 nos cardamom pods
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp saffron strands
  • 1/4 cup milk powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp nuts chopped


  • Heat a pan over low heat, add almonds, cashew nuts, and pistachios. Roast for 3-5 minutes.
    1/4 cup almonds, 1/4 cup cashew nuts, 2 tbsp pistachios
  • Next, add cardamom pods and nutmeg powder or a small piece of nutmeg. Roast it for a few seconds.
    4 nos cardamom pods, 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Transfer it to the grinding jar. Add milk powder, sugar, turmeric powder, and saffron strands. Grind it into a fine powder.
    1/8 tsp saffron strands, 1/4 cup milk powder, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • In a saucepan, heat the whole milk over medium heat. Bring it to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.
    3 cups whole milk
  • Add 3-4 tablespoons of prepared masala milk powder. Stir well to combine. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Next, add the chopped nuts to the milk.
    2 tbsp nuts
  • Allow the masala milk to simmer for a few more minutes.
  • Pour the masala milk into serving cups or glasses. Garnish with a few strands of saffron if you like. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Do not over-roast the nuts and aromatic spices.
  • Grind the masala milk powder into a fine powder.
  • Adjust the sweetness according to your preference.
Keyword Indian Drink Recipes, Masala Doodh, Masala Milk

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