Turmeric is a spice that you can smell, taste and see. Dishes made using turmeric have a rich yellow-orange hue that makes the mouth water, as well as a wonderfully woody, earthy aroma and taste that is undoubtedly discernible from any other spice. Cooking with turmeric doesn’t only look and taste good, but it’s good for your health too.
In this blog, we uncover everything there is to know about this spice, from its variety of health benefits to how best to use it when cooking. We will explore the history and health benefits of turmeric, and give you some delicious recipes featuring this spice as the hero of the dish. Robertsons brings India’s “golden spice” to life with their turmeric spice that adds flavour to just about anything!
What is Turmeric Spice?
Turmeric, a spice commonly used in Indian, Middle Eastern, and Southeast Asian cuisine, has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It is also widely recognised for its vibrant yellow colour and unique flavour that can add depth and complexity to any dish. In recent years, turmeric has gained popularity in the Western world, not only for its health benefits but also for its versatility in cooking.
How to Use Turmeric in Cooking
Turmeric is available in different forms: fresh turmeric root, dried turmeric, and turmeric powder. Fresh turmeric root has a subtle flavour and is often used in curries, soups, and stews. Dried turmeric is more potent than fresh turmeric and is often used in spice blends. Turmeric powder is the most widely available form and is commonly used in Indian cuisine to add colour and flavour to dishes such as rice, lentils, and vegetables.
When it comes to everyday use, we’ve come up with a few simple ideas to incorporate Robertsons Turmeric Spice into your meals.
- Sprinkle turmeric powder onto roasted vegetables, eggs, and soups
- Add turmeric powder to smoothies, yoghurt, or oatmeal for a nutritious boost
- Add a sprinkle of turmeric to make golden milk, a warm and comforting drink made with turmeric, milk, and other spices.
Delicious Recipes Using Turmeric
At WhatsForDinner, we’re always creating new and innovative recipes that are a treat for your tastebuds and are nutritious too. For this blog, we’ve chosen two delicious recipes with turmeric as one of the main ingredients. Enjoy!