Traditionally called “Indian saffron” because of its deep yellow-orange color, turmeric has been used since ages as a condiment, healing remedy and textile dye.
Turmeric better known as Haldi is grandma’s recipe when it comes to fighting cold, cough as well as restoring beauty and health. That is why you will find a turmeric-filled container in the cupboard of almost every Indian kitchen. Whether in making flavorsome curries or giving foods a mustard look, the superfood turmeric is as important as putting salt in food.
Eat & Drink Turmeric
But there are other uses of it that might not have hit your imagination. Read some of the areas, besides its medicinal properties, where turmeric is finding new usage and application areas. You will surely love trying it out in your free time.
- Turmeric Tea: Ever heard of Turmeric-Ginger Tea that fights chronic flu, aches and pains? It does without a doubt. All you need to do is simmer some turmeric with milk and honey and see the anti-inflammatory properties of this soothing and comforting beverage bring you instant relief. Turmeric tea recipe >>
- Turmeric Milk: Add a teaspoon of turmeric to a glassful of milk and drink it each night before going off to sleep. Next morning get up and see how your body’s aches and pains vanish off in thin air. You can read more on the benefits of the healthy turmeric milk drink >>
- Rice: If you want to get a new aroma of rice, add some turmeric to it. This not only adds flavor, it also brings appetizing color.
- Soup: Experimenting with food gives a new perspective. Put some turmeric in lentil soup and see the nutrition levels go up.
- Turmeric Salad dressing: Add a pinch of turmeric to your salad dressing to make it nutritious and wholesome.
- Scrambled Egg: Salt and pepper are always sprinkled on a boiled egg. Try out turmeric too to get a bolder yellow rich colour.
- Brown Rice: This kind of rice is fast becoming a rage in cosmopolitan areas for its dietary and nutrition value. Season cooked brown rice with dry fruits and turmeric to give it a new complexion.
- Caulifower: To give a delicious edge to the boring cauliflower, cut its florets into half and then sautee’ it by adding a spoonful of turmeric for about 5 minutes. After you remove it from the flame, put some salt, pepper and olive oil to taste and toss it to mouth-watering taste.
- Smoothie or Juice: Add turmeric to fruit smoothies, juice or yogurt. Turmeric smoothie recipe >>
vises adding turmeric to food whenever possible. “Raw is best,” she said. “Sprinkling it on vegetables or mixing it into dressings is quick and effective. In fact, rubbing turmeric on meat and putting it into curries and soups is inexpensive, mild in taste, and benefits every system in the body,” Kling says.
Adding this powerful plant to your diet is one of the best things you can do for your long term health.