|Happy turmeric plants at Muirkirk Farm|
Turmeric is an aromatic spice that has an important role in both Indian cooking and culture. It plays a part in giving the cuisine its distinctive flavor. The color that bleeds so easily also naturally imparts a bold bright yellow to the food it's cooked with. Here are the simple steps to make your own turmeric powder.
|Harvested turmeric roots above. Some will be replanted, some will be used fresh, the rest of the batch will be dried and powdered.|
|Boil roots for about 40 minutes until soft. I peeled the roots, but I realize now this is NOT a necessary step. Simply scrub dirt off roots. Turmeric WILL dye your fingers, cutting board, towel, etc, so accept that or wear gloves.|
|Cut into pieces and allow to dry fully. I used a food dehydrator.|
|Grind dried pieces to a fine powder.|