Tuesday, March 1, 2016


What do spices give us?

Spices, like everything else, are made of chemicals. Spices give us health, colour and fragrance and most of all they keep life from getting monotonous. Spices hide in them our traditions and culture.
let’s study about some spices which we uses in our daily kitchen.
 Grind me and powder me –
To make your food look yellow,
I am mixed in oil by granny
And applied to wounds quickly,
I heal all wounds – big and small,
That is why I am loved by all!
Think and tell me who am I?
Tell me quickly, who am I?-  Turmeric (Haldi)

Turmeric powder is a bright yellow spice powder made from dried turmeric rhizomes. Turmeric or haldi is one ingredient in your kitchen that holds a remedy for almost all illness you are likely to encounter. A staple spice in almost all Indian households. t has been used by  Ayurvedic and Unani practitioners in India from time immemorial.

Turmeric is an indispensable spice, which imparts a musky flavour and yellow colour to curries. Almost all Indian vegetable dishes use turmeric either separately or as part of the masala (spice mixture). It is also used in recipes comprising rice, lentils and dry beans. A small pinch of turmeric powder would is enough to add a pleasant orange-yellow hue to salad dressings. 

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