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Turmeric and honey are mixed with coconut oil and black pepper creating a tasty and colourful paste. Always allow the paste to heat for at least 5 minutes before adding it to dishes or drinks.

17 people made this

IngredientsServes: 16

  • 240ml honey
  • 3 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min

  1. Mix honey, turmeric, coconut oil and black pepper together in a resealable container using a flat palette knife until thoroughly combined. Cover and store in the fridge.

Storage:

Keep any leftovers in the fridge up to 2 weeks. Just give it a stir every other day to help the flavours meld.

Note:

Pregnant or nursing women, young children or diabetics should consult their doctor before consuming turmeric.

Tip:

Turmeric can stain your skin, work surfaces and utensils.

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by BlackMarthaStewart

This is the first time I'm writing a review but I just couldn't help myself. This is literally what I put on my face as a moisturizing anti-inflammatory mask. (minus the pepper) I always make a tea with the leftovers. Use organic honey just rub the mixture on your face. Let it sit for 15 mins (enjoy the tea while waiting) then wash off with a warm face cloth. It's a great for clearing your skin from inside out.-03 Aug 2015


Recipe Summary

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh turmeric root, peeled and grated
  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup water, divided

Combine coconut oil, turmeric root, ginger root, and black pepper in a saucepan add 1/2 of the water. Cook and stir mixture over medium until small bubbles form around the edges, 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low cook, stirring continually and adding small amounts of the remaining water, until mixture forms a paste, 5 to 8 minutes.

Transfer paste to a glass container and cool to room temperature. Cover container tightly with a lid and refrigerate.


Turmeric Mouth Paste

Instead of brushing with it for a couple of minutes and then rinsing it away—like you would with a standard toothpaste—this paste should be massaged onto the teeth and gums and allowed to sit for 5-10 minutes. This is the best way to ensure that the active ingredients have time to work their magic.

  • Author: Dr. Burhenne
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 - 2 servings 1 x

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Mix until well-combined.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Turmeric Paste

Turmeric Paste (Golden Paste) is the MVP of superfood concentrates! We’ll dish up how to make turmeric paste with fresh turmeric root or with ground turmeric powder.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cups Turmeric Power, Or 1/3 Pound Fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Powder, Or 3-inch Size Fresh
  • ½ cups Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey Or Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Salt

Preparation

If using dried turmeric, measure all ingredients and add to a small pot. Stir well to incorporate. (If using fresh turmeric and ginger, use a spoon to peel the skin then chop into 1-inch pieces. Add to a blender with other ingredients and blend until smooth, then add to a small pot.)

With all ingredients in a pot, heat over medium low, stirring frequently. We don’t want this to boil, just simmer gently. The dried turmeric version will be quick to thicken and can possibly burn, so stir often.

Simmer for 3–5 minutes, until combined and slightly thickened to a paste. Let cool and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2–3 weeks. Turmeric paste will thicken substantially as it cools and is placed in the fridge.

Note: Turmeric paste using fresh turmeric and ginger will need to simmer longer, perhaps 7–10 minutes. Stir often and don’t let burn or boil!


Turmeric paste:

Turmeric is well known as Mother Nature’s super healing spice. Used most commonly as a natural anti-inflammatory for both humans and animals, but did you know that turmeric also promotes good liver health, bile production, a healthy digestive tract, relieves IBS and bloating problems, skin irritations and much more? Even if you already cook with turmeric or take turmeric supplements you can make even a stronger version of this healing spice by making this century-old recipe ‘golden paste.’ It keeps refrigerated for up to 2 weeks and you can use it in smoothies, dressing, soups, curries, marinades and of course, add it to your 4-legged family members meals too. Turmeric paste is also the base for the hugely popular golden milk recipe, a beautiful warming drink before bed to help you get a good nights sleep.

Turmeric has also been used in traditional medicine for centuries. The active ingredient curcumin, known worldwide for its natural its anti-inflammatory properties. It also detoxifies the liver, fights allergies, stimulates digestion and boosts immunity. In the last 25 years, there have been over 3000 publications on the benefits turmeric.
Turmeric paste has also been used for centuries topically to heal the skin due to its anti-bacterial properties. Today turmeric paste is a popular choice for a face mask to maintain a healthy well-balanced skin.


How To Make Turmeric Golden Paste For Dogs

You’ll find many recipes for Golden Paste online. But here’s a good one.

Golden Paste Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups filtered or spring water
  • 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup organic MCT oil or ghee*

Directions

  1. Mix the turmeric with 1 cup of the water in a pan. Save the remaining water in case you need it to thin your paste a bit.
  2. Stir the liquid on low/medium heat for about 7 to 10 minutes. It should form a thick paste in this time.
  3. If the paste gets too thick, add a little more water.
  4. If the paste looks watery, add a little more turmeric and heat it for another couple of minutes.
  5. Once your paste has thickened, add the pepper and oil and stir thoroughly.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool.
  7. Place it in a jar with a lid and store in the fridge.
  8. It’ll keep for up to 2 weeks.

After that, you’ll need a new batch.

*Most Golden Paste recipes use coconut oil. But coconut oil isn’t the best choice for your dog’s gut health. So, for an even healthier Golden Paste, I recommend using organic MCT oil or organic ghee (clarified butter) instead. If you use MCT oil, make sure it doesn’t have lauric acid.


Turmeric paste recipe - Recipes

Tumeric has been known for it’s health benefits for years, but is now taking the horse world by storm, providing pain relief for many. In 2014 I joined a popular fb group with nearly 70,000 members worldwide, that discusses the great results from using a tumeric paste recipe developed by Veterinarian Doug English. Tumeric’s ability to reduce inflammation has been experienced by myself, my horse and many of my clients’ horses. It’s easy to supplement and has such good results in most, it may be worth trying.

This is not medical or veterinarian advice, only my experience with it. Any advice is only as good as the gathered information and the interpretation, at the time. However, a curcumin based supplement was a pivotal component of my recovery from Lyme Disease in 2013, but it’s not a cure for anything unto itself that I’m aware of. Do your own research. PubMed is a good place to start. Also research counter indications with any prescription drugs. Something as simple as grapefruit can be hazardous with some medications, so do your homework!

Ingredients for success…

There are just a few important “rules”. Tumeric is not water soluble, so it needs to be taken with a healthy oil (cold pressed olive, coconut oil or fresh ground flax seed) or it’s nearly useless. It’s bioavailabilty is significantly increased with the addition of fresh ground pepper. It contains piperine which aids absorption. This compound becomes ineffective quite quickly though, so added at the end of the recipe or fresh ground at the time of feeding if you are doing the dry method.

Get Organic Tumeric Powder or you may be wasting your time…

Tumeric is root used for spice, that looks similar to Ginger. It contains curcumin, which gives it the yellow pigment and most of it’s healthful benefits. Often the curcumin is extracted from the tumeric for supplements, so if you are buying it locally, get organic to be reasonably sure the medicinal component is still in it. The stuff you get at the grocery store is fine to flavor food, but that might be all. Use all organic ingredients if you prefer.

If you are in Canada, this is a good source if you can’t find it locally.

Don’t use the pills for your critters, side effects, etc…

Join the fb group set up by an Australian veterinarian, for full explanation of cautions and FAQs. Here are few things that top the list. There are some patented extracted formulas in pill or capsule form (95 % curcumin) that may cause harm to the liver of horses and dogs, cats, so stick to the natural organic tumeric (3 – 5 %) for critters.

Another caution is it’s a mild anticoagulant, like most pain killers, so should be halted before surgery. Effects on pregnant or nursing mares has not been studied, but it may stimulate uterine contractions. http://herbs.lovetoknow.com/Side_Effects_of_Turmeric

The dose of the paste for an average sized horse is a tablespoon or two in fed twice a day. Start with one for a week and work up to two after a week or so. If your horse is fussy, start with a teaspoon and work up. The recipe makes enough for a couple weeks. Small batches are better as ingredients stay more evenly distributed. Especially when doing dry as you will get settling. Freshness is also an issue.

How fast will I see results?

Judging from my own experience, a few days to a week, but I give most things 3 weeks (3 months max) to see improvement or you probably aren’t going to. Check your ingredient quality (ie. change tumeric source for next batch) and your preparation protocol to be sure that is correct.

It stains things, so wash up immediately!

Below you will find a recipe for Tumeric Paste. Store in the fridge or you can freeze in an ice cube tray for easy handling and serving size. Put a tablespoon in ice cube tray section and make cubes. Store in a baggie as shown. Grab one or two for a dose, thaw in feed and mix it in. I put a couple in a baggie throw in a couple handfuls of feed and squish in. Then throw the tumeric feed in the bucket with the rest, give it a shake to distribute it. Or if you want to really plan ahead, mix the dose into small baggies of grain and freeze those.

Doug English’s GOLDEN PASTE

1/2 cup turmeric powder (125 mls)
1 cup water (250 mls) PLUS 1 cup water extra, if needed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper (7.5 mls)
1/3 cup or 70 ml cold pressed Olive or Coconut oil

Place turmeric and water in pan, stirring over gentle heat until you have a thick paste, custard or gravy consistency. This should take about 7 – 10 minutes and you may need to add additional water along the way (it seems to depend on the turmeric you have).

Add the pepper and oil at the end of cooking. Stir vigorously to incorporate the oil and allow to cool. Store in clean glass jar and refrigerate. (To sterilise jar – place clean glass jar, without lid, on cold oven shelf, turn oven on to medium and heat for 10 minutes. Turn off and pop lid in, leave with jar to cool.)

Should keep for up to four weeks, refrigerated – best used within two.

If your mix is looking too watery, add a little more turmeric and continue cooking a few more minutes. Don’t worry too much that it does not look ‘perfect’ – as long as it is cooked and has the oil and pepper, it will work. If the oil marbles in the jar, it just means it was not stirred enough at the end or the mix is a bit watery, but it will not affect the performance.

Recipe Source: Tumeric User Group on fb – Join to gain access to lots more detailed info, testimonials and discussions. As well as resources for buying tumeric in different regions. Amazon.ca or Amazon.com are a good place to look.

If you prefer to try a dry mix to supplement, adapt the recipe and use fresh ground flax seed instead of the oil. Triple the amount, so 1 cup of flax seed instead of 1/3 of a cup of oil. Don’t cook, just add to feed and grind pepper at the time of feeding. Just keep a pepper grinder in the barn. Dampen feed with water so so it will stick and it doesn’t end up wasted at the bottom of the bucket. Surprisingly, most horses really love the taste.


Recently I came to discover Golden Milk. I made it fresh a few times and enjoyed it, together with my husband, from time to time, in the evening or on a weekend morning.

Then I found an article stating that it is possible to make a turmeric paste, which will allow you to enjoy the Golden Milk regularly without having to start fresh every time.

I tried 3 or 4 versions of it and found the following to be the tastiest. It combines lots of turmeric with black pepper (which is said to increase the health benefits of turmeric), cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh ginger, and coconut oil. The amount will make two small jars, which are enough for a few weeks of regularly drinking golden milk or golden tea.

  • Pour the water into a small pan and bring to a boil.
  • While the water is coming to a boil, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Finely grate the ginger. Place it in a bowl and add the turmeric powder, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, and coconut oil.
  • When the water is boiling, add the dry ingredients and stir continuously on medium-low heat for about 3-4 minutes. If the paste is too thick, add a small splash of water and continue stirring.
  • Transfer the paste to the clean jars, seal and let cool. It will keep in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

Helping notes:

  • The moment I add the dry ingredients to the water I whisk everything. Once the paste thickens slightly (it will happen pretty fast), I continue stirring with a wooden spoon. But keep in mind that turmeric stains, so the wooden spoon will become orange (all my wooden spoons are orange by now&hellip).
  • I prefer to make the golden paste in a small non-stick saucepan. The risk of the turmeric paste sticking to the bottom of the pot dissapears, the mixture is easier to mix and the saucepan super easy to clean as nothing will stick to it.

HOW TO PREPARE THE GOLDEN MILK

  • To make the golden milk, gently heat one cup of milk of your choice. The milk should be lukewarm and not hot. Whisk in 1 heaped teaspoon of the turmeric paste and the honey or another sweetener of your choice. Serve immediately.

What milk to use for golden milk?

  • You can use any milk you like as a base for the golden milk.
  • Coconut milk is considered to be the best choice due to its content of lauric acid, studies showing that lauric acid might promote weight loss and improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance as well.
  • But I have also used normal milk, almond milk, and soya milk. The choice is yours.

How to sweeten golden milk?

  • I am normally not sweetening any of my drinks, but in this case, I like adding ½ to 1 teaspoon honey to the milk, I find it takes the edge of the turmeric taste a little bit, I do like it, but in such a concentrated amount, I feel it tastes a bit &ldquoraw&rdquo and the honey really balances the taste perfectly, it is like drinking a nicely spiced chai.

HOW TO PREPARE GOLDEN TEA

I posted this recipe for golden milk paste a long time ago, in September 2015. Ever since I must have made hundreds of little jars already. I even make it regularly for a couple of friends.

My husband and I use the turmeric paste on a regular basis as well, but I have to admit that our golden milk transformed into golden tea a long time ago.

  • Boil 3-4 cups of water in a kettle. Pour the water into a pouring jug.
  • Whisk in 2 heaped teaspoons turmeric paste, make sure you stir well.
  • Add honey and lemon juice to taste. I usually add 1 1/2 teaspoons honey and the freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon.
  • Keep a teaspoon into your drinking cup and stir the tea before you take a sip.
  • This is my favorite way of enjoying the turmeric paste. Do give it a try!

Other ways of using the turmeric paste:

  • Another way of enjoying this paste is by stirring one cup of warm milk with the paste and then using this liquid to pour over some homemade muesli, letting it cool and adding some chopped fresh fruit.
  • And sometimes, when making a curry or a soup, I like adding some of the golden paste as well. I feel it tastes best when added to carrot soup, lentil soup, dhal or chickpeas.
  • Here are some more recipes using golden paste:

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Is Turmeric Good for Your Skin?

Reading the ingredient list on the back of your face wash or foundation bottle is probably enough to scare you into joining the clean beauty craze.

One of the break out (no pun intended) stars in the natural beauty movement is the easily pronounceable turmeric. Turmeric is a spice used in Indian food and in healing.

This sunset-yellow spice, scientifically known as Curcuma longa, has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties that can help to:

  • heal wounds
  • prevent breakouts (and lessen active ones)
  • fight eczema and psoriasis
  • reduce acne scarring
  • brighten dark circles
  • bring out your natural glow

Though it may be a relatively new skin treatment in the Western world, turmeric has racked up centuries of street cred as an Indian health treatment for a number of skin and body issues.

More research is needed to determine the best methods for applying it, but here’s what we know so far.

A triple shot of espresso can work wonders on your brain, but not so much for under-eye shadows. After your next all-nighter, try turmeric!

A recent study found that turmeric essential oil in a lotion formulation can brighten skin within three weeks with results that last just as long.

These glowing benefits are likely the result of powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds working together to heal and bring out the natural health of skin.

DIY Turmeric Lotion

Add a few drops of turmeric essential oil to a cream or oil-based moisturizer (such as argan oil) and use it as you would your regular moisturizer.

The same study found that turmeric may help slow unwanted hair growth.

Curcuma oil, from the same family as turmeric, was applied on the underarm of 60 women for 10 weeks. The study found that the oil reduced or slowed hair growth on the tested area.

The time it takes likely depends on the texture of your hair, as thinner hair will react more quickly than coarse hair. Expect turmeric oil to work less dramatically than waxing or shaving.

Turmeric facial hair remover from Urban Gyal

  1. Combine ½ cup cold milk, ½ cup flour, 2 tablespoons turmeric powder, and 1 tablespoon sea salt (leave out if you have eczema or are prone to dry skin), mixing until it forms a sticky paste.
  2. Apply the paste to the area where you’d like to stop hair growth.
  3. Let it dry for ten to fifteen minutes. The mask will start to crumble off as it dries.
  4. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a washcloth.

Pro tip: if the turmeric stains your skin yellow, use witch hazel or apple cider vinegar to remove it!

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease in which inflammation causes skin cells to build upon each other, creating scaly patches that are prone to cracking and bleeding.

Curcumin, the primary active compound found in turmeric, contains anti-inflammatory enzymes that can combat cell production and reduce these uncomfortable skin patches.

Studies have shown that both topical and oral curcumin can improve symptoms of plaque psoriasis in 9–12 weeks.

Nighttime topical turmeric paste for psoriasis

  1. Mix one part turmeric powder with two parts water.
  2. Simmer in a saucepan until the mixture thickens into a paste.
  3. Once cooled, apply the paste to the affected area.
  4. Wrap a piece of gauze around the treated area.
  5. Leave it on overnight.
  6. In the morning, remove the gauze and rinse your skin with warm water.

Turmeric tea

  1. Add 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric to 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve (add honey and/or lemon to taste).

Be sure to consult your doctor before trying any at-home psoriasis remedies, turmeric-related or otherwise!

Turmeric can help fade the acne scars of your hormonal youth. The jury’s still out on its ability to erase the emotional pain!

Still struggling with acne? Not only will the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric help, but so will its antibacterial properties.

Acne is commonly caused by the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. This is typically treated with antibiotics, which are becoming less effective as a result of drug resistance.

But a 2013 study suggests curcumin combined with lauric acid is an effective way to combat acne-causing bacteria.

You can use turmeric powder in combination with many skin-healthy DIY face mask ingredients, such as honey, apple cider vinegar, yogurt, or aloe.

You can also purchase turmeric essential oil. Essential oils are very concentrated and must be diluted in a carrier oil before applying to the skin.

Essential oils are not meant to be swallowed. Choosing the herb in powder form makes recipes easier.

Turmeric face mask for clearer skin

  1. Mix 1 tablespoon raw honey with 1 teaspoon turmeric powder.
  2. Add a few drops of lemon juice if desired.
  3. Mix into a thick paste and apply to skin.
  4. Rinse with warm water after 10 to 15 minutes.

UV rays are your skin’s worst enemy — they cause sunburns, skin cancer, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. But turmeric may help you turn back the clock, in a manner of speaking.

A recent study found that turmeric’s antioxidant compounds significantly improved sun damage in rat skin, a possible early indication for the potential to slow the effects of aging in humans.

Antioxidants prevent free radicals like pollution and UV rays from affecting your skin’s elasticity — the quality that keeps your skin feeling soft and supple.

Most importantly, turmeric blocks the enzyme elastase, which attacks your skin’s ability to produce elastin — a substance which gives your skin structure.

If elastase is left unchecked, your body can’t produce the proteins it needs to keep your skin flexible, leading to wrinkles.

Turmeric night serum by Soulflower

  1. Mix 4 tablespoons aloe vera gel with 10 drops turmeric essential oil and 1 teaspoon argan oil.
  2. Apply to face before bed time.
  3. Wash in the morning.

Be sure to do an allergy patch test before you leave turmeric essential oil on your skin overnight.

When you get injured, your body’s natural response is to send white blood cells and healing enzymes to the wound to stave off infection — this is what causes inflammation.

While that sounds like a good thing, it also causes the not-so-beneficial effects of heat, redness, and pain.

Turmeric counteracts this response, fighting inflammation and oxidation to calm the swelling and make those wounds a little less angry.

Turmeric also speeds up the skin’s ability to form new, healthy tissue. It boosts collagen production too, meaning your injury heals faster and scars less.

Healing turmeric paste by One Green Planet

  1. Combine 2 teaspoons turmeric powder with water or coconut oil until it becomes a thick paste.
  2. Apply to cleansed wound and cover with a bandage for up to 24 hours.

Even bugs are no match for turmeric.

Scabies is an infestation of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows under your skin and — if left untreated — can lay eggs. The result is an itchy, rash-like irritation on your skin.

Scabies is typically treated with a prescription cream and hydrocortisone lotion, but a 2011 study from India showed that the combination of turmeric and neem (the extract from a native Indian tree) was 97 percent effective in curing scabies.

Turmeric parasite cleanse

  1. Consult your doctor before trying any new supplements or if you’re concerned about possible parasites.
  2. Take one 500 mg turmeric tablet once a day and add turmeric to your food regularly.
  3. Be sure to use a turmeric that includes piperine or black pepper extract. This enhances the absorption of curcumin.

Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and free-radical-fighting properties have made it a topic of study for countless skin issues, but the extent of its health benefits are still being researched.

Along with the issues mentioned above, studies show that turmeric may also be beneficial in treating:

As far as side effects go, the most obvious consequence of topical turmeric is skin staining. There’s a reason turmeric shows up in recipes for bright yellow curries and other vibrant dishes.

Unless you want to turn your face into tikka masala, don’t leave it on your skin too long. But luckily, even if you do, it isn’t permanent and a good exfoliator should remove the stain.

Make sure you’re not allergic to turmeric before using it topically. Patch test any turmeric-based skin treatment by applying a small portion to your inner arm or wrist and covering it with a bandage for 24 hours.

If you experience any itching, burning, or other irritation, cleanse the area immediately and stop using the treatment.

If you’re taking iron supplements or blood thinners, use oral turmeric treatments with caution, as the spice is known to make you bleed more easily.

High doses of turmeric (more than 4,000 mg per day) may also cause digestive issues like nausea or diarrhea, headaches, and rashes.

Keep in mind that turmeric has low bioavailability, which means there’s a limit to how much of it your body can absorb.

If you’re looking for a natural skin treatment that you can find on the shelves at your local grocer, look no further.

Turmeric has positive research backing its ability to reduce inflammation and speed healing, which is beneficial for both medical and cosmetic purposes. Use it in powder form or as an essential oil.


Kitchen Basics : Ginger, Turmeric & Garlic Paste

Turmeric or haldi, as it is called in Hindi. is also known as the &ldquoGolden Spice&rdquo and rightly so. From use in cooking to medicines to be used as haldi at the start of every pooja, this is one spice which is common all over India. Whether it is the haldi ceremony at the wedding in the north or haldi kumkum to be given to every women when visiting homes, the use of haldi is always associated with prosperity and blessings. So this ginger, turmeric & garlic paste is my way of using this awesome turmeric.

Turmeric has many medicinal qualities, the top most being, an excellent antiseptic. It is widely used in healing wounds, by applying a turmeric paste to the wound.

Drank in India since ages, the Golden Milk is now a new health rage across the world. Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and antiseptic in nature, it helps boosts immunity, maintain cholesterol levels and aids digestion. It also works as a liver detoxifier, help regulate metabolism and blood pressure. It is even said to be anti-carcinogenic and we have been drinking haldi doodh for a long time in India.

Mostly hadli or turmeric is found in our houses in the form of powder but according to me, the most delightful way to consume haldi really is the fresh root.

Turmeric plant like many other root vegetables, grows from the rhizomes and is a crop with a long grow cycle (I have planted some at home, fingers crossed it grows). Fresh turmeric or kachi haldi like they call it in Hindi, is used a lot to make pickles. The grated thoku in the south or the simple brine pickle turmeric with chilli and ginger made in Uttar Pradesh. There is the ginger, haldi and green chilli in mustard oil in Punjab and some parts of Kashmir. In Rajasthan they even make a sabji out of kachi haldi which is a much sought after winter delicacy.

What I personally like to do the best with kachi haldi, is make an basic paste with turmeric, ginger, garlic and green chillies, which adds a fresh and earthy flavour to my curries. This ginger, turmeric & garlic paste is now an essential item in my fridge. It has all the health benefits of haldi and is tastier and is so easy to make. It has a decent shelf life of about a month when refrigerated and freezes well till about 3 months.

So buy some kachi haldi this weekend and make some of this paste. The recipe can be doubled or halved. If you don&rsquot like garlic, simply skip it. This weekend I am making myself another large batch, let me know if you do too.

Talking about ginger, have you tried this awesome adrak ki subji ever? Its super yummy!