Monday, September 14, 2015

Turmeric powder | Haldi | Home made Turmeric powder

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you might know that i'm doing Mega blogging marathan for this month.For this week ,we are doing condiments  across the world. As per wiki , it says,
condiment is a spice, sauce, or other food preparation that is added to food to impart a particular flavor, to enhance its flavor,or in some cultures, to complement the dish. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time.

We Indians, use turmeric in almost every dishes. Turmeric has lot of medicinal values, it's a natural antispectic & anti bacterial agent, help in curing burns & cuts.

Few months back, i got severe cold & head ache, after took the tablets, i felt better, but the head heaviness never went away. My mom suggest to inhale the turmeric fumes, it will help to reduce the head heaviness. Immediately i bought a bag of dried turmeric sticks & tried her remedy, it works .

Remaining bag of turmeric sticks are untouched for a while,as i dont want to waste that , make turmeric powder out of it. To my surprise, the flavor of the turmeric powder is better than the store brought ones. As i made very little quantity, i used my mixie to grind this. If you're making in large batch, grind it in mill.
The making process is very simple and not even a recipe, just give you an idea how can you make turmeric powder at home.

Home made Turmeric Powder

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsMakes : 2/3 cup 
Recipe Category: Basic | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Dried Turmeric Sticks - 50 gm

Sun dried the turmeric sticks for 2 days.
Take the dried turmeric sticks and roughly break into pieces. i used my hand motor pestle to do it.Heat a pan, add the turmeric, roast in a while(just enough to warm the sticks). Allow to cool completely. 
Put it in blender and grind into smooth powder.Spread the turmeric powder in the paper and allow to cool completely.Put it in airtight container and always use clean spoon to use. Home made turmeric powder is ready.
  • Store the powder once it's completely cooled, other the color of the powder get changed.
  • If you make powder immediately after sun dried, then no need to dry roast it. I made this after a day, so dry roast it slightly.

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  1. beautiful color, cant do without this condiment in a Indian kitchen.

  2. thats a cracker of a recipe.. somehow I am unable to get the manjal kombu easily here... Mom makes manjal podi the same way ...

  3. Good one. My MIL sends me the fresh pounded turmeric every year. So I have never thought to make it at home :)

  4. I too make turmeric powder at home, fresh and pure nice post.

  5. We used to make it at home in India. Looks so fresh.

  6. Homemade turmeric powder looks super fresh and pure..

  7. Homemade turmeric does taste good and I feel it lends a different color to food. I use to bring homemade powder from India but not anymore. I buy it here itself.

  8. Wow beautiful pictures..never made it myself..but worth the efforts I guess..

  9. Love the color and handmade spices are too flavorful and good shelf life.

  10. Beautiful color and loved your clicks

  11. Wow, you made your own turmeric powder. That is awesome.

  12. Definitely home made one would be superior in quality. My grandmother used to prepare her own turmeric powder. Though I have turmeric roots with me, I have never tried grinding them.

  13. that is soooo much better than the ready ones!!! perfect to make at home...

  14. I must have in our kitchen no doubt. Love the color urs is

  15. I have some freshly dried turmeric a friend brought me from Israel and I've been stumped what to do with it. The obvious has escaped me.