The Culinary Uses Of Turmeric Powder Turmeric powder is native to Indian Sub-continent used as spice and medicine since long time. Turmeric is obtained from plants in the form of rhizomes, if these rhizomes are not used fresh these are boiled and dried for later use. Rhizomes are grounded to form powder which is used in food items to enhance color, taste and of course nutritional value. Turmeric is great source of iron, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber and potassium. It has peppery, warm and bitter flavor and its powder is deep yellow-orange in color. It has been used since long time as condiment, anti-septic, antiinflammatory, anti-bacterial and as textile dye. In Indian culture Turmeric has a special place; it is used in marriage ceremonies in many ways. Its mixture with mustard oil is applied on the skin of bride and groom for enhancing skin shine, its mixture with water is used for bathing God effigy, it is used to coronate special guests, dyeing clothes to make them pure and is used to decorate floors and walls on auspicious occasions. Culinary Uses of Turmeric Powder Turmeric is strong in taste and gets stronger when cooked; it provides special aroma and color to the cuisine and improves its nutritional value. It is used in all types of lentils and always improves their taste and aroma. Turmeric powder is used as necessary condiment in all type of curries including gravies of nonvegetarian dishes. It is sprinkled on apples sauted in butter, on steamed cauliflower, potatoes, green beans and onions to serve as taste enhancer with food. It is used to color roasted chicken to increase its shelf life and also its taste.
A pinch of turmeric powder over salad improves its looks and taste; it is blended with melted butter to sprinkle over cooked dried vegetables, pasta and gravies or soups. Rice cooked with Turmeric powder display relishing yellow color and mouth-watering aroma. Famous Indian cuisine is prepared by using this condiment liberally along with other tasty spices. It is used in chutneys, pickles and other relishes, and is used to improve flavor and color of butter, cheese, margarine, mustard, jelly, liquor, fruits, drinks, cakes and jellies. Turmeric powder goes well with all type of spices and vegetables and with many non-vegetarian cuisines. Its combination with onion, garlic, tomato, cumin seeds, celery, rye and red chili or pepper fried in melted butter goes with any cuisine for enhancing taste and aroma. To read detail about Turmeric Powder, visit http://www.ayushteastore.com/product/darjeeling-loose-leaf-green-tea Company Name: Ayush Remedies Company Info: Ayush Remedies is a dynamic company devoted to spread Ayurveda, the holistic life science worldwide. The company focuses on promoting good health through the goodness of nature. The company has played a pioneering role in re-establishing the ancient knowledge by making people aware of the wonders of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian health care system and the magical properties of herbs. Company Website: http://www.ayushremedies.com ###
Published on May 2, 2014
Turmeric powder has peppery, warm and bitter flavor and its powder is deep yellow-orange in color. It is native to Indian Sub-continent used...