Turmeric is a delicious addition to many dishes, and it’s almost always sold in powder form at grocery stores, while you can also use fresh turmeric root in cooking, as well as in the home remedies.
Fresh turmeric root is more desirable than the dried form, and it’s less bitter too.
Here’s how to use fresh turmeric root:
Grind your own turmeric powder by cutting it into small pieces and put it in a coffee grinder. The smaller the pieces, the easier it will be to grind. Add a few drops of water if it won’t grind easily.
Grate fresh turmeric into any recipe. Grated turmeric works especially well in rice dishes and will give the rice a beautiful color. Be creative on how to use grated turmeric – try it in casseroles, in soup, in ground beef, or in stir fries.
You can chop it into slivers and use it in salads, slaw, or stir fries.
Fresh turmeric root can be juiced just like ginger. Use the juice alone in soups, salad dressing, and sauces or include it in your favorite healthy juice recipe.
You can pickle turmeric root. It is popular to use lemon juice and salt as the pickling ingredients.
Note: It can stain your hands and clothes, so be careful when using the turmeric root.