India Food Network
May 18, 2016
It is that one spice Indians cannot do without. Be it everyday dals, curries or rice dishes, it has the power to turn the most regular-looking food into absolute stunners almost like magic. The Americans are calling it the ‘golden spice’ to what we all know as good ol’ haldi! What’s more, a recent Google report has revealed that turmeric is one of the biggest food trends to watch out for in 2016!
While turmeric lattes get sold like hot cakes in the US, let’s revel in this ancient Indian spice and find ways to incorporate it in your diet. Known to be an anti-inflammatory agent and used to treat a variety of health conditions, turmeric is definitely here to stay.
Add it to your dals: Turmeric when added to dals or the Indian lentil soup, can take the recipe a notch higher. It brings out a mild flavour and fantastic colour to your recipe.
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Toss it with veggies: Got leftover veggies in the refrigerator? Or simply potatoes in the pantry? Toss them with whatever vegetable combinations you like and finish it with a pinch of turmeric. Voila, your dinner is ready.
Try it with yoghurt: Indians love a side dish with their meals – a simple tomato and cucumber salad or a yoghurt-based raita. Add some turmeric to it, and see the difference for yourself.
Add it to scrambled eggs: Egg bhurji or the desi version of scrambled eggs is a popular breakfast dish in India. Sprinkle some turmeric while stir frying the onions, tomatoes and green chillies and finally adding the eggs to make this quick recipe.
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Add it to rice: Indians love their rice as much as curries! A brilliant way to turn your ordinary rice preparations into absolute stunners is by adding some turmeric.
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