Turmeric Paste


Turmeric has been recognized by yogis and ayurvedic healers since ancient times for its many healing properties.
Grown mainly in India, the turmeric root is a close cousin to ginger root. It is dried and ground into a fine powder, brilliant gold in color, and used in many Indian recipes.Turmeric is considered highly auspicious in India and has been used extensively in various Indian ceremonies. Even today it is used in every part of India during wedding ceremonies and religious ceremonies.
Turmeric can be consumed as Turmeric Tea , Turmeric Milk, Turmeric smoothie etc.
In all these drinks Turmeric Paste is used as a base.

Lets see how the Turmeric Paste is made 

Ingredients :
1) Turmeric powder - 1/4 Cup
2) Water - 1/2 Cup filtered water (Add more water if needed)
3) Ground pepper - 1/2 Tsp (optional)
4) Olive oil/ Almond oil/ Clarified butter - 1/2 Tsp (optional)

Preparation :
* Place a pan on medium heat and mix the turmeric powder and water.
* Cook till raw smell of the turmeric goes (add more water if needed)
* When the turmeric is completely cooked, add the pepper(optional) and clarified butter and remove from the heat.
* Transfer it to a air tight container and can be stored in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

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