Turmeric or Kunyit

>> Friday, March 20, 2009

Turmeric or Kunyit (curcuma longa) here has many uses in culinary, medicinal, as dye and as well as ceremony uses particularly the wedding ceremony of North Indians. Turmeric is native to South Asia and a plant of the ginger family.

rows of turmeric plants

closer look of the leaves which can be used to mix with fish dish..

turmeric powder

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Bangchik and Kakdah March 20, 2009 7:52 PM  

When tumeric is about to die off, a nice white flower shoot out, and we use it as ulam... try before?

FJL March 20, 2009 7:57 PM  

Never, but I'll try when I see one next time. Thanks for the adding of ulam in my lists.:)

Glennis March 22, 2009 11:19 AM  

I also use turmeric, mainly for making pickles, to get a nice golden colour, but I have never seen the plant growing before. I didn't even wonder how the yellow powder was made. So it is the root parts that it is made from. Lovely to learn something new. Thanks.

FJL March 22, 2009 4:56 PM  

Yes the root part. Now that something new to know that you used turmeric to colour your pickles, can I have some? ;)


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