Using Zizira’s Lakadong Turmeric
The Best Haldi with 7-12% Curcumin
BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY WITH YOUR DAILY GLASS OF HALDI DOODH
Lakadong Turmeric is known for its high curcumin content that is highly beneficial for the health. However there many ways that we can use Lakadong Turmeric apart from regular cooking.
Preparation time: 10 minutes, Servings: 2
Key Ingredients: Lakadong Turmeric Powder
Masala haldi doodh is one of the most famous traditional Indian drinks after the most loved, Masala Chai. This doodh is made by infusing a mix of Indian spices in milk. It’s a healthy drink loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that anyone can enjoy.
The speciality of our version of masala haldi doodh is the presence of our high curcumin Lakadong turmeric along with our special blend of spices that give the milk a spicy yet sweet punch.
A nutritious and delicious drink that can be consumed daily at any time of the day, it’s no wonder that this rich, flavoursome drink remains a classic.
You will need 2 1/2 cups of any milk of your choice, 3/4 teaspoon of Lakadong turmeric powder, 8-10 black cardamom seeds that have been slightly crushed, ½ teaspoon of ginger powder, 5-6 pieces of whole black peppercorns.
A piece of cinnamon stick, 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice be it honey, sugar or jaggery; and lastly, a pinch of cinnamon powder to sprinkle over the prepared masala haldi doodh.
First, add the milk to a pan and keep the flame on medium heat. After a minute or two, when the milk is lukewarm add Lakadong turmeric powder to it. Follow by adding the crushed cardamom seeds, ginger powder, black peppercorns and cinnamon stick. Add in your choice of sweetener and whisk the ingredients together and bring the flame to a low simmer for 5 minutes.
You do not need to boil the milk, but make sure that it should be nicely hot throughout. Remove the pan from the flame and cover it with a lid. Let this mixture sit for another 5 minutes for the flavours to get properly infused in the milk.
Strain this masala golden milk using a strainer into serving cups. If you prefer using honey as your sweetener, then you can add it at this stage. Sprinkle some cinnamon powder at the top for a sweet and warm aroma before serving. You can enjoy this drink at any time of the day and on any season of the year!
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Servings: 2
Key Ingredients: Lakadong Ker
This Turmeric Banana Smoothie is the perfect beverage for the summers– It’s fresh, has a beautiful colour and most importantly it’s delicious! A simple version of golden smoothie made with nutritious ingredients, Lakadong Ker is the star ingredient of this smoothie.
The spices used in this blend enhance the flavour of the smoothie and add a wide range of health benefits to it. The chia/flax seeds will help you meet your daily needs for healthy fats, protein and fibre.
With the hot summers at their peak, this drink will keep you hydrated, cool and healthy. It’s the perfect option for a quick and healthy breakfast or a nutritious dessert that will be loved by all.
You will need 2 medium-sized bananas, 2 cups of unsweetened curd or any milk of your choice, 2 tablespoons of chia/flax seeds, 1 teaspoon of Lakadong Ker, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 6-8 piece of ice cubes.
In a blender, add the peeled bananas, curd/ milk, chia/flax seeds, Lakadong Ker powder and cinnamon powder. Make sure you do not use both milk and curd together; use either one.
Blend it for around 20-30 seconds until the mixture becomes smooth. At this point add honey, vanilla extract and the ice cubes and blend it again for 15-20 seconds till it becomes smooth and creamy.
Pour this smoothie into serving glasses and sprinkle some Lakadong Ker powder over it for a pop of color. Serve this smoothie chilled either for your breakfast or as a dessert.
Preparation time: 5-7 minutes, Servings: 2
Key Ingredients: Lakadong Gold
Infuse your morning or evening coffee with some extra flavours and some added health benefits with our very own Lakadong Gold - a turmeric blend with ginger and black pepper that will give your coffee a unique and delicious flavour.
This recipe is loved for its creamy texture and sweetness all combined with the bitterness from the coffee and the health benefits that come along with the spices. Any coffee lover will love this unique drink that can be enjoyed daily or on days when a normal coffee needs a twist!
2 cups of any milk of your choice, ½ cup of cream, 1 ½ teaspoon of Lakadong Gold, 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 ½ teaspoon of instant coffee powder and 1 teaspoon of honey for sweetness.
Take a saucepan and add milk, Lakadong gold, cinnamon powder, vanilla extract and coffee powder to it. Heat it on a medium flame and continue whisking the mixture till you get a nice, thick froth.
Heat this mixture until it is very hot throughout, but do not let it boil. At this point remove the pan from the flame and add the cream and honey while continuously stirring.
After stirring the mixture properly, pour it into serving cups. Sprinkle with an extra pinch of Lakadong Gold or coffee powder if you like and serve it warm.
Enjoy this warm beverage with your morning breakfast or along with your evening snacks!
In Sanskrit, turmeric has many names, which capture its multiple health benefits.
Gandhaplashika means “produces good smell”
Hridayavilasini means “gives delight to heart”
Jawarantika describes “the property to fight fevers”
Krimighni or Kashpa means “removes worms”
Mehagni or Rabhangavasa means “reduces fat”
Varavarnini or Varnadatri means “enhances your skin”
At Zizira, our mission is to bring Meghalaya’s best spice, Lakadong Turmeric, to every family across Indian. Lakadong is a small 390 square Km region in the West Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. The weather, soil, and moisture make it possible to grow the world’s highest curcumin content turmeric in this area.
It is the Curcumin in turmeric gives it its bright yellow color and incredible healing properties 😊 The curcumin content in our Lakadong turmeric is above 7%, almost 3 times the usual turmeric you get.
People, who have used Lakadong Turmeric, speak of it’s distinct aroma, flavor, texture, and taste.
Vey good quality of turmeric. I have used the high curcumin content turmeric for the golden milk and it really was awesome. Value for money."
- Swapnil Simon
At Zizira, we call our Lakadong Turmeric, the “GOLDEN DIRT”. The blessed lands, and the farmers of Meghalaya bring you a spice that truly helps build your immunity for long-term health.Select Our Turmeric
You can use 7-9% curcumin Lakadong Turmeric Powder, for regular cooking, to make Haldi Doodh recipes, and to make paste for face-masks. In 2020, our farmers have also harvested a rare 9-12% curcumin Lakadong Turmeric, that’s available in glass jars.
Lakadong Ker Milk Blend makes a wholesome drink that combines Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Long Pepper and Lakadong Turmeric to protect your body against common cold, and cough.
Lakadong Gold Turmeric Tea Blend is for tea-lovers, who want extra added benefits with their cup of tea. Add one tea-spoon of our Lakadong Gold Blend to your regular tea recipe and supercharge your immunity.
Meghalaya is Our Home
For five years, Zizira have been exploring the far corners of our state for the best ingredients and most reliable farmers so that we can buy, process, and sell top quality products to thousands of conscious consumers like yourself. We do it all so that we can be your trusted source for pure products for years to come.
Whether you are looking for local herbs & spices for your kitchen or for a refreshing spicy healthy drink, we can bring you unique ingredients all the way from our remote and pristine region of India.
We give you peace of mind in knowing your ingredients are sourced from select family farms, freshly processed, unadulterated, and delivered to your home so that you can be confident that you are getting the best products from our farmers.
High quality, unadulterated and feels like homegrown organic turmeric. The best turmeric I have used to date. The aroma, the taste and texture of the turmeric is simply amazing!
I just received my 7-9 % turmeric today and it's just amazing. Has a very strong fragrance and distinctive flavor. Can easily differentiate between my old turmeric powder and Lakadong turmeric be it with color or fragrance. I thank Zizira for providing the best quality of spices and also helping the farmers in making a good income.
"It's been a year I have started purchasing products from Zizira... Pure and Authentic products. Loved their Turmeric and Golden Ker powder."
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