Haldi doodh simply means Turmeric Milk. It is one of India’s oldest home cures and there will not be a kitchen in India which has not made this at some time or the other.
After reading my blog post Checked Out Characters, a dear friend from Bengaluru has sent this plaintive message to me.
“Now a days Drinking Turmeric Latte is becoming a fashion in America and other Western countries.
Do you know what Turmeric Latte is???
It costs nearly
3 pounds (Rs300 approx) per cup .
There are more than 20 shops serving Turmeric Latte alone in London city.
Amazing… Isn’t it??
Very soon we will also have these type of shops in India…
We will enjoy drinking Turmeric Latte too…
Haldi dhoodh has now got the Western stamp……
But one question Arises…
Why don’t we feel proud of our haldi dhoodh ..??
Why don’t we respect our culture..our wisdom??
Why do we feel that if a product has the Western stamp or logo ,it’s always better than our Indian products…
We must think about it for a while…..”
I had no answer to give him other than the usual banalities about our checked out characters. Sad.