Tips to Add Turmeric to your Food
At a time when the whole world is reeling from a pandemic, turmeric has gained immense
traction as a favoured spice for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is a power-house of
antioxidants and supplies your body with immune-building nutrients required to strengthen
its defences against the common cold and virus. The good news is that it is incredibly easy to incorporate this golden spice into your day-to-day life.
You can use turmeric for everything from smoothies to curries. It is also easy to buy turmeric powder online which makes it effortless to integrate in your pantry. Havin said that, here are some fun and interesting ways to add to add turmeric to spice up your life!
Add it to the milk
Golden milk enriched with turmeric is a common home remedy in many cultures across the
world to ease aches and pains. You can easily whip up a batch by adding a small teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of milk. You can enhance its flavour and nutrient absorption abilities by adding ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of black pepper. Add some honey to this milk and shake the concoction to mix all the ingredients.
You can have this milk before bed at night to unleash all its antioxidant properties. This
spice will not only work wonders on your overall immune system but also make your skin
glow. So, be sure to replace your night cuppa with a glass of golden latte to sleep like a
You can also add a pinch of turmeric to your favourite smoothie or juice recipe. Its bright
yellow colour will not only make it look aesthetic but also increase its nutritional value by
leaps and bounds. The best juices to add turmeric are orange juice, carrot juice, and kale
smoothie. If you are worried about staining your kitchen equipment or countertop with this yellow spice, then don’t worry because the stains can be easily removed with the help of coconut or olive oil.
Drizzle it on your salads
You can also add a pinch of turmeric to your favourite salad to add a riot of colour to your
food and also to make it taste better. Just serve it with crunchy veggies or sprinkle it on
vinaigrette to spice up your salad!
Add it to the soups
Soups and stews are such a creative way to add some turmeric to your food. You can
sprinkle some of this spice to the soup base and give it a whirl to mix it properly. You can try adding them to lentil soups, cauliflower, carrot soup, potato soup etc.
Spritz some on the roasted veggies
Who likes to eat boring vegetables? But add a golden hue to it with the turmeric and make
them look delectable! Turmeric not only enhances the colour but also the taste of your
vegetables. You can toss some of your favourite vegetables, such as turnips, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, carrots etc. with the spice mix and then roast them on a grill. They are the best bite-sized snacks when you are feeling hungry in between your meals.
Add it to condiments
Stir some turmeric into your favourite condiments, such as ketchup, hummus, ranch salad
dressing, classic vinaigrettes etc. You can also smear your bagel with a turmeric-infused
butter! Planning to have a movie’s night? how about tossing your popcorns in some
turmeric for a colourful and a savoury snack? These are just some of the many options to
make your snacks healthier.
Boost your breakfast
Some health experts swear by the effectiveness of turmeric in making your breakfast
healthier and more nutritious. Add a pinch of it to your chia yogurt to make it look colourful
and enrich it with antioxidants. You can do the same for your snacks as well as lunch and
Add some spice to your whole grains
Couscous and quinoa work very well with turmeric. In some Middle-eastern and Indian
cuisines, it is also added to pilafs for its golden hue and punchy taste. Don’t forget to add a crack of pepper to enhance the absorption of curcumin in your bloodstream by up to
2000%! As a result, it works better in unleashing its anti-inflammatory properties and also
help in improving digestion.
Turmeric is a root that belongs to the ginger family and comes with a deep golden colour
with a sharp flavour. You can either buy turmeric powder or the whole root. Turmeric is
responsible for providing the rich colour you see in the Indian curries. However, thanks to its health benefits and healing abilities, this spice has now made it to all parts of the world.
Use this article to integrate this golden wonder to your meals!