Use turmeric in your everyday cooking

Lifestyle Wednesday 08/May/2019 14:11 PM
By: Times News Service
Use turmeric in your everyday cooking

If you’re familiar with turmeric, you probably know it as a spice in Indian cuisine such as curry. Turmeric is mildly aromatic, with a distinct earthy, pungent flavour and deep yellow colour. The warm, gingery taste of turmeric can be combined with other spices to create unique flavours that can add incredible depth of flavour for a wide variety of both savoury and sweet dishes.
Here are some great ideas for adding the rich flavour of turmeric to your everyday cooking.
Kick-start your mornings by sprinkling a little turmeric on your oatmeal or eggs, or mix it into homemade granola for a tasty and healthful start to your day. You can stir turmeric into your coffee, tea or a smoothie for a delicious pick-me-up. You can combine organic turmeric with a number of other organic ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, cardamom and Ceylon cinnamon. This blend of spices is just right to enhance breakfast dishes with a delicious boost of flavour.
Perk up your taste buds midday by adding turmeric to salad dressings, sauces, broths or soups. The rich flavour of turmeric also complements the flavour of sweet potatoes or cottage cheese. Try a robust combination of organic flavours along with turmeric, including onion, garlic, paprika, sea salt, black pepper, lemon peel for a zesty addition to any pasta or rice dish.
Infuse your savoury dinner dishes with the goodness of turmeric. You can add extra zing to your soups, gravies, casseroles, proteins or legumes for an amazing taste enhancer. Cook with your favourite blend every day to turn any ordinary dish from bland to exciting.
Popcorn, nachos or dips take on an extra layer of deliciousness when you add turmeric to the mix. An ordinary snack can suddenly seem extraordinary with the addition of a little exotic spice.
Perhaps most surprisingly, turmeric provides sweet dishes with a delightful zing. The sweet, pungent taste of turmeric provides an extra dimension of flavour to fruit, yoghurt and ice cream. Use it in baking to complement an overly sweet dessert, making it taste richer and more satisfying.