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As someone who loves experimenting in the kitchen, I’m always looking for new and exciting ingredients to try. One of my favourite spices is turmeric, which has incredible health benefits – it’s a vibrant yellow-orange spice with an earthy flavour and plenty of nutritional benefits. Turmeric has been used in traditional Indian cooking for centuries, but its versatility means it can be used in all sorts of dishes from around the world. Today I’m sharing 10 popular recipes that are packed with this amazing ingredient!
1. Bombay Potato Curry
This classic Indian dish is one of my favourites when it comes to turmeric-packed meals. The potatoes are cooked in a rich sauce made with onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and plenty of spices including turmeric. Serve it over basmati rice or with warm naan bread for a comforting dinner.
2. Turmeric Chicken Soup
This warming soup is perfect for cold autumn nights. The chicken is cooked with carrots, celery and onion until tender then simmered in a lightly spiced broth that’s flavoured with plenty of ground turmeric. Serve it topped with fresh parsley and your favourite crusty bread on the side.
3. Turmeric Roasted Vegetables
If you’re looking for an easy way to get more vegetables into your diet then try this roasted veggie dish! It features a variety of vegetables like sweet potato, broccoli and cauliflower that are tossed in olive oil, herbs and ground turmeric before being roasted until golden brown and tender. Serve it as a side dish or enjoy it as a light lunch by itself.
4. Coconut Turmeric Rice
This fragrant rice dish is sure to brighten up any meal! The long grain rice is cooked together with coconut milk, shallots and ground turmeric for extra flavour then finished off with fresh lime juice before serving. Enjoy it as part of an Indian-inspired feast or have it as the star attraction at your next dinner party!
5. Lentil & Turmeric Burgers
These delicious vegan burgers are packed full of protein thanks to lentils which are combined with herbs like coriander, cumin and ground turmeric before being formed into patties then pan-fried until golden brown on both sides. Serve them on wholemeal buns topped with lettuce, tomato slices and vegan mayo or avocado mash – yum!
6. Turmeric Hummus
This creamy hummus gets its vibrant colour from ground turmeric which adds an earthy flavour too! Simply combine chickpeas (or white beans), tahini paste, garlic cloves, lemon juice and ground turmeric in a food processor then blitz until smooth before serving alongside crunchy vegetable sticks or warm pita breads – so tasty!
7. Curried Tofu & Broccoli Stir Fry
This healthy stir fry makes use of firm tofu which is marinated first in soy sauce then fried together with chopped broccoli florets along with aromatics like garlic ginger and chilli flakes plus some curry powder (or just ground turmeric) for extra flavour . Finish things off by stirring through some sesame oil before dishing up over steamed jasmine rice – delish!
8. Curried Lentil & Sweet Potato Soup
This nourishing soup will keep you going all week long ! The lentils are cooked together in stock flavoured heavily with curry powder (or just lots of ground turmeric) along with diced sweet potato, onion, garlic, ginger, tomato puree and coconut milk. Serve it hot topped with chopped fresh coriander/cilantro leaves.
9. Golden Smoothie Bowl
Start your day off right with this colourful smoothie bowl that’s loaded with goodness! Simply blend together banana, frozen mango, yoghurt, honey, almond butter and plenty of ground turmeric until creamy then pour into bowls topped with almond flakes, bee pollen and chia seeds for added texture – yum!
10. Turmeric Yogurt Chicken Wraps
These wraps make great lunch options or even double up as party food! Thinly sliced chicken breast fillets are marinaded in yoghurt flavoured with ground cumin and turmeric before being pan-fried until golden brown then served wrapped in soft tortillas with crisp salad leaves for extra crunch – nice!
All these recipes show how versatile (and delicious!) this wonderful spice can be when used correctly – so why not give them all a try? Whether you’re looking for something quick to whip up during the week or something special for entertaining guests at home these meals will definitely satisfy everyone’s taste buds without compromising on nutrition either!