A turmeric based drink when feeling under the weather
Sheera is a milk-based turmeric tea that's a perfect drink if you're feeling sick. My mom has been making Sheera for me since I was a little girl anytime I was feeling under the weather. Turmeric is a natural anti inflammatory for the body and is great when you are experiencing any type of cold/flu like symptoms. But remember to use only a small amount of it, as turmeric can heat up the body and too much of it can cause a reaction. Hence in our recipe we only use a quarter of a teaspoon.
Milk of your choice (almond, non fat, coconut, etc). Anytime you take turmeric its better to take it with something that can absorb it easily.
Besan- which is gram flour - 1 tablespoon
Ghee- purified butter - 1 and a half tablespoons
Turmeric powder - 1/4th of a teaspoon
Black pepper- a pinch
Honey ( if you want to sweeten the taste) - half a tablespoon
Some ingredients like Besan can be harder to find. We strongly recommend checking out your local Indian grocery store. If there is not one in close proximity to you, you can search online.
Lay out all your ingredients
Start heating up a pan on the stove and place a tablespoon and a half of ghee
As that is melting, go ahead and add a tablespoon of the besan
Mix these ingredients to eliminate any chunks
Add a quarter teaspoon of the turmeric powder
Mix consistently until you see a golden brown color
Now slowly add your half a cup of milk of choice
Keep stirring until a golden yellow
Pour the drink in a cup of your choice
Add a pinch of black pepper
Add half a tablespoon of honey ( if you want to to sweeten the taste)
Enjoy and make sure to drink warm