- One of the most traditional and versatile spices used in Indian cooking, turmeric is the heart and soul of any curry. This key ingredient is used daily in every part of India as its unique color, due to the presence of the pigment curcumin, and flavor enriches all regional cuisine.
- As for the root, only cured turmeric has the aroma and color (chiefly due to the presence of curcumin) necessary for cooking. Turmeric has an earthy, sensual fragrance and a musky, dry taste, but it is used wholeheartedly in Indian cooking for its wonderful quality of enhancing and balancing the flavors of all the other ingredients.
- However, be careful not to use turmeric when cooking green vegetables as they will turn dull and taste bitter. Be wary when storing and using turmeric as it will stain hands and clothes quite quickly.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on whatsapp
Share on email