How to Prepare Turmeric Paste

Overview

People often associate turmeric with Asian or Indian cuisine. Because turmeric is in the same herbal family as ginger, the two herbs have similar qualities and appearances. Grow turmeric in an herb garden so you always have it available to use in the kitchen. After grinding turmeric root into a fine powder, it is ready to add to a variety of dishes. Not only can turmeric add delicious flavor to savory recipes, it has healing properties that people have used for millennia. Prepare turmeric paste to use in a variety of healthful ways. This recipe makes at least 10 servings, depending upon how you use the turmeric paste.

Step 1

Measure and pour the water and the turmeric powder into the saucepan.

Step 2

Place the saucepan onto a burner, and turn the burner to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Stir and cook the water and turmeric powder until it boils. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and continue to cook and stir the ingredients until they thicken into a paste.

Step 4

Remove the saucepan from the heat after the paste forms.

Step 5

Allow the paste to cool to room temperature and then place it into the glass jar. Seal the jar and place it into the refrigerator. Store the turmeric paste for one to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Tips and Warnings

  • The intense yellow color of turmeric will stain whatever it contacts. Keep the paste away from clothing.

Things You'll Need

  • ½ cup cool water
  • ¼ cup turmeric powder
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Glass jar

References

  • Meals Matter: Turmeric Paste
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Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributor to Natural News. She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. She began writing for Internet publications in 2007. She is interested in natural health and hopes to continue her formal education in the health field (nursing) when family commitments will allow.