6 Golden Recipes of Golden Spice “Turmeric”


Golden spice “Turmeric” has lately become talk of the town due to its wide range of health benefits. The spice is used in many global cuisines and is also added to supplements in order to get the desired health benefits in stipulated time. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is present in very low quantity and hence many people opt for curcumin extract for quicker results.

Whether you are taking turmeric supplement or opted for curcumin extract, adding a little dose of natural turmeric spice into your daily diet would always work for better. Here are some golden recipes including turmeric that can be prepared with simple ingredients from kitchen but would give relief from many complex health conditions as well.

1. Golden Milk

One of the most popular recipes of turmeric is golden milk. This can be prepared from regular cow milk or one can also use other milk substitutes like almond milk or coconut milk as the base.

What you need?

  • 1 cup milk (any milk based on your preference)
  • Half teaspoon turmeric
  • Half teaspoon dry ginger powder
  • 1 1/2  teaspoon honey (optional)

What you do?

Add turmeric and ginger powder to milk. Bring it to boil. Strain into mug to get golden milk. Add honey when you are ready to sip.

2. Pickled Turmeric

This recipe is made from fresh turmeric bulb. It has good shelf life and can be great accompaniment for bread and sandwich.

What you need?

  • 2 cups fresh turmeric (cut into julienne)
  • 1 cup fresh ginger (cut into julienne)
  • Juice of Two lemons
  • Salt to taste

What you do?

Mix turmeric, ginger, and salt in glass jar. Add lemon juice and shake properly. Let it stand in refrigerator for a day until all ingredients are properly mixed. The pickle is ready to relish!

3. Turmeric Tea

Detoxify your body with this morning tea. Perfect drinks to kick start your day!

Turmeric Tea

What you need?

  • 4 cups of water
  • Half teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Quarter inch piece of ginger
  • Half inch cinnamon stick
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Honey as per taste

What you do?

Bring water to boil along with ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. Simmer for 10 minutes on low flame. Strain the liquid in two mugs, add lemon and honey as per taste. Sip this anti-oxidant rich drink in the morning to get best results.

4. Mango Oats Turmeric Smoothie

This sounds to be a weird combination, but it really works! Very easy to assemble and convenient to grab on the go, this smoothie has vivid flavors packed in with wholesome health.

What you need?

  • 2 Teaspoon oats (roasted)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Half cup ripe mango diced
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 Tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Yoghurt
  • One Cup Milk
  • Half Cup Water

What you do?

Put all the ingredients in blender. Blend them well with pulse function until you get really smooth smoothie. Add some ice instead of water at the time of blending to have the chilled smoothie for summer months.

5. Citrus Turmeric Drink

This drink is the tasty blend made of citrus juice, turmeric, ginger, and mint. It’s refreshing and very easy to prepare.

What you need?

  • 3 Oranges or grapefruit
  • Half inch piece of fresh turmeric
  • Half inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon mint leaves

What you do?

Wash and peel all the ingredients. Pass them through juicer to get the fresh juice. It tastes well even without any additives, but if you want then add a pinch of salt and black pepper for extra taste.

6. Turmeric Soup

Soup is anytime soul food that gives instant heath boost and it becomes even healthier when you add turmeric to it. This recipe is very simple but perfect for those cold winter evenings when you don’t feel like doing anything.

Turmeric Soup

What you need?

  • 2 Tablespoon oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • Half inch turmeric bulb grated
  • Half inch ginger grated
  • A clove of garlic grated
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon mix herbs
  • Salt to taste

What you do?

Mix oatmeal with all other ingredients. Give a stir until all lumps are dissolved. Bring it to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Keep stirring constantly to avoid any lump formation during boiling. Top it up with fresh cilantro and enjoy sipping slowly on chilly winter evenings.

All of the above turmeric recipes work very well for those targeting health benefits of turmeric. Each recipe has a bio-enhancer added to it for increased bio-availability of curcumin that results in better absorption. Include one or all of the above recipes in your daily diet to get daily dose of health benefits. You can include these recipes in your diet along with curcumin extract or supplement to accelerate results. Including turmeric as spice and supplement together would ensure effective results.


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