If you Google Turmeric the chances are the search results will most likely show that there are some pretty good health benefits to using it in your cooking. The reason being is because turmeric is part of the ginger family. This is why those, particularly in South Asia and the Middle East, often use it for its slightly hot peppery flavour, and mustard-like aroma. But similar to spices like saffron, people use turmeric to add a splash of deep orange-yellow natural colouring to their food. It is also one of the more significant ingredients used to make curry powder.
Three recipe ideas using turmeric:
- Banh xeo (Vietnamese sizzling crepes) by The Culinary Chronicles
- Sfouf – the Lebanese yellow cake by Chicho’s Kitchen
- Thai yellow curry with beef and potatoes by Pinch of Yum