5 Recipes of Lakadong Ker - Golden milk powder

Golden milk or Haldi doodh is an age-old Indian beverage that has been consumed in Indian homes for as long as three thousand years. This herbal infusion of spices even has a revered place in Ayurveda. Haldi doodh generally contains turmeric and milk and an assortment of spices to make an aromatic golden yellow beverage.

Zizira’s Lakadong Ker is a golden milk blend made of spices from Meghalaya. It contains a mix of Lakadong turmeric, ginger, black cardamom, black pepper, and long pepper. The best part about this blend is that it’s super convenient since all the ingredients are mixed proportionately and you don’t have to make anything from scratch. Apart from your regular Lakadong Ker golden milk, Lakadong Ker is versatile and can be used to make an array of recipes. Here are some recipes using Lakadong Ker:

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1. Classic Lakadong Ker Golden Milk

While there are hundreds of recipes on the internet on how to make golden milk, here’s my take on the classic drink.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 teaspoon Lakadong Ker
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 mug milk
  • Sweetener of your choice


  1. Heat the the milk on a stove along with the cinnamon stick.
  2. Let it simmer for five minutes.
  3. Once it boils, remove it from the heat.
  4. Add a teaspoon of Lakadong Ker.
  5. Strain the mixture and pour into a mug.
  6. Add some sweetener of your choice, personally I use honey.
  7. And just like that your golden milk is ready. Enjoy!

2. Roasted Vegetables

An assortment of vegetables seasoned perfectly and so easy to make!

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 bunches Broccoli
  • 2 large carrots ½ a head cabbage
  • 2 Capsicums
  • 2 medium sized Onions
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lakadong Ker powder Salt and pepper


  1. First, grease a baking tray with some oil.
  2. Chop the vegetables into equal sized pieces.
  3. Add the vegetables to the baking tray.
  4. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  5. Add in the Lakadong Ker powder and mix well.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Roast in a pre-heated oven at 230°C for 15 minutes.

3. Lakadong Ker Lassi

Here’s a healthy twist on the classic Indian favourite drink. This is a great way to reap some golden milk benefits from a delicious glass of lassi.

Ingredients you will need:

  • One cup plain or sweet yogurt
  • One cup water
  • 1/2 a teaspoon Lakadong Ker
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon of Black Pepper powder
  • Honey as per taste


  1. Using a blending or food processor add all your ingredients one by one.
  2. After you have blended all of the ingredients together, you should have a nice froth at the top of your blender.
  3. Pour the lassi into a glass and using a spoon, scoop some froth at the top of the glass.
  4. You can add fruits to this recipe if you like. Mango or bananas make a good choice.

4. Lakadong Ker Rice

A simple but super delicious aromatic rice recipe that’s nutritious and healthy too.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons Lakadong Ker


  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add in the onions and fry till translucent.
  3. Add in the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute till the raw smells goes away.
  4. Add in the Lakadong Ker powder and stir well.
  5. Add in the rice and season with salt. Mix well.
  6. Add the water and cover the pan with a lid and cook till the rice is ready.

5. Lakadong Ker Golden Oatmeal 

Your regular bowl of oatmeal infused with the goodness of antioxidants and golden milk goodness.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 cups milk of your choice
  • Fruits and nuts of your choice (almonds, raisins, cashews, sliced apples and bananas)
  • 1 teaspoon Lakadong Ker
  • Honey as per taste


  1. In a pot, heat the milk.
  2. Add the oats to it and let it simmer for 3 minutes while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the Lakadong Ker and mix well.
  4. Take the pot off the heat and sweeten with honey as per taste.
  5. Garnish with fruits and nuts.

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In Conclusion

Lakadong Ker is a versatile golden milk powder. Its rich aromatic flavour forms the perfect base to create delicious recipes that are healthy too. It’s especially great when you’re in a pinch for time as it makes for an excellent spice mix, ready and convenient straight out of the jar. From sweet desserts to savoury dishes, there’s no limit to this golden milk blend, allowing you to reap golden milk benefits just the same.

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