Turmeric powder

Turmeric powder or Haldi Powder is the primary culinary ingredient which provides a musky flavour and vibrant yellow colour to our curries. It is the principal spice and a flavouring agent and used extensively in South Asian and Indian dishes. Its bright yellow in colour, slightly pungent and bitter in taste.

Turmeric powder is mostly used while tempering dals (tadka), where turmeric powder, curry leaves, garlic cloves, whole spices and ground spices are briefly roasted in butter oil and added to the dish. It is also used to make yellow rice, marinate fish & vegetables.

Turmeric represents the ginger family and derived from the roots of the Curcuma Longa plant. Its beautiful golden colour is due to the presence of an ingredient ‘curcumin’ which strengthens the immune system, has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Health benefits of Turmeric:

Turmeric has many health benefits, it is a powerful antioxidant having high medicinal values. Research reveals that Turmeric has been in use since Vedic times and is a vital herb in Ayurvedic treatment. Pure turmeric acts as an anti-ageing supplement, helpful in the cure and prevention of cancerous cell growth. It helps in treating digestive disorders, reducing weight, detoxification of blood and healing skin ailments. Turmeric is also useful in lowering blood sugar levels, improves the functioning of the brain, useful in the treatment of cardiovascular complications and reduces the risk of Alzheimer. This useful spice is considered to be a natural healer for treating acne & pimples, improves skin texture & complexion through exfoliation, soothes muscle pain and heals wounds.

Turmeric holds the reputation of a Holy spice in ancient Hindu spiritual ceremonies and rituals.

Where to buy Turmeric Powder ?

You can buy Turmeric Powder from any Indian Grocery Supermarket near you or order online from Value Supermarket. You can also purchase whole turmeric and prepare fresh turmeric powder at home.

How to Prepare Fresh Turmeric Powder at Home:

• Place the dried pieces of the root in a freezer over nightly so that it hardens up.

• Grind the pieces into a fine powder in an electric grinder.

• Store it in a dry air-tight container to preserve its flavour and aroma.

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