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Turmeric comes from the root of Curcuma longa, a leafy plant in the ginger family. The root, or rhizome, has a tough brown skin and bright orange flesh. Ground Turmeric comes from fingers which extend from the root. It is boiled or steamed and then dried, and ground.

Turmeric is a necessary ingredient of curry powder. It is used extensively in Indian dishes, including lentil and meat dishes, and in South-east Asian cooking. Turmeric is routinely added to mustard blends and relishes. It also is used in place of saffron to provide colour and flavour.

Because of its bitter taste, Turmeric should not be used as a flavour substitute for saffron. A Turmeric stain can be washed out with soap and water if treated quickly. Use Turmeric to add Eastern mystery to new favourites as well as in traditional curries, rice and chicken dishes, and condiments. Turmeric is a classic addition to chutneys, pickles, and relishes. Add a pinch of Turmeric to fish soups. Blend with melted butter and drizzle over cooked vegetables, pasta, or potatoes.

Turmeric is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger. It has a pungent, bitter flavour.

India is the world's primary producer of Turmeric. It is also grown in China and Indonesia.

Turmeric helps detoxify the body, and protects the liver from the damaging effects of alcohol, toxic chemicals, and even some pharmaceutical drugs. Turmeric stimulates the production of bile, which is needed to digest fat. Turmeric also guards the stomach by killing salmonella bacteria and protozoa that can cause diarrhoea.

Relevant Recipes for Turmeric

Recipe Names

  1. Chicken Stuffed With Cilantro And Turmeric
  2. Diced Potatoes With Turmeric And Cumin
  3. Turmeric Infused Scallop Soup
  4. Turmeric Leaf Gatt (Manjolda - Ereta Gatti)
  5. Turmeric Rice
  6. Turmeric Spiced Monkfish With Coconut-Mint Chutney

Recipe Ingredients

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  2. Aamti
  3. Abgousht - Beef Stew
  4. Achar Gosh
  5. African Fish Curry Powder
  6. African Spiced Shrimp With Tabbouleh And Tomato Chutney
  7. African Stew Curry Powder
  8. African Vegetable Curry
  9. Alaska Paella
  10. Aloo (potato) Bhajee
  11. Aloo (potato) Tikki
  12. Aloo Dam
  13. Aloo Dum
  14. Aloo Gobi
  15. Aloo Gobi (Curried Cauliflower And Potatoes)
  16. Aloo Gobi (potatoes and Cauliflower)
  17. Aloo Gobi - 1
  18. Aloo Gobi Aur Mater (cauliflower With Potatoes and Peas)
  19. Aloo Gosht - Delhi-style Lamb Cooked With Potatoes
  20. Aloo Hing Ki Sath (potatoes With Asafetida)
  21. Aloo Keema Methi (lamb With Potatoes and Fenugreek)
  22. Aloo Ki Bhaji
  23. Aloo Ko Achar (Potato Salad)
  24. Aloo Masala (Dosa Potatoes)
  25. Aloo Matar (Potatoes And Peas In Onion-Tomato Sauce)
  26. Aloo Matar - 1
  27. Aloo Matar - 2
  28. Aloo Matar Rasedaar
  29. Aloo Methi - Potatoes With Fenugreek Leaves - N. India
  30. Aloo Palak
  31. Alu Bhaji (Savoury Fried Potatoes)
  32. Alu Gosht Kari (meat and Potato Curry)
  33. Alu Matar - Potatoes and Peas in Onion Tomato Sauce
  34. Alu Mattar (curried Potatoes and Peas)
  35. Alu Piaz Ki Sabji - Curried Potatoes and Onions
  36. Ambyachi Kadi - Mango Curry - India
  37. Amiri Khaman (imperial Lentils)
  38. Amish Dressing
  39. Amma's Rasam
  40. Amma's Special Sambhar Rice
  41. Anai Pachadi
  42. Anarkali Mulligatawny
  43. Ancho Sauce
  44. Andy's Murgh Kurma (Chicken Curry)
  45. Apple Chutney
  46. Aratikaaya Masala Pulusu (Spiced Raw Banana Curry)
  47. Arjay's Sand Springs Chili - Southern
  48. Aromatic Yellow Rice
  49. Arroz Con Pollo - 1
  50. Arroz Con Pollo-Betty Crockers Red Spoon Collection
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