Turmeric (Haldi)is powder made from a Dry root of a leafy plant related to ginger. It has a bright yellow color and a warm, earthy aroma and taste. Although it becomes bitter if too much used. It is mildly antiseptic. Turmeric is an essential spice in Indian food, giving a rich, appetizing color. It is used in curries, fish dishes and with beans, vegetables and other dishes because of its digestive properties.
Fresh turmeric is available sometimes here in The USA in Indian Markets. The pickle made from this fresh Turmeric is favorite of many from Gujarat. It is rather tidious as removing the skin can be a chore. Fresh Turmeric root looks similar to Ginger but it is orange yellow and lean.
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