This post explains how to prepare pure turmeric powder at home. Turmeric is a very important spice that is used in all Indian cooking .Apart from that it is used in all religious and wedding functions as it is considered auspicious. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and has strong anti bacterial properties. A mix of pepper and turmeric powder in hot milk is a home made remedy for throat ache. I always grow turmeric in my garden and use it to prepare turmeric powder that is pure and unadulterated.
Fresh Turmeric roots —- 500 grams
Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 8 minutes
Makes 80 grams
Rinse fresh turmeric roots by scrubbing thoroughly. Rinse 4-5 times so that the mud sticking to the roots can be thoroughly removed.
Transfer to pressure cooker and add water. Pressure cook for 1 whistle
Let it cool. Then cut the turmeric into small pieces. Coarsely grind by using blender or mixie to quicken the drying process.
Keep it in sunlight for 2 days so that the turmeric dries completely
Make it into fine powder in a flour mill or by using mixie.
Fresh and pure homemade turmeric powder is ready for use. Store in a clean bottle.