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May 28, 2021

How to make turmeric powder at home from raw, fresh turmeric roots

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how to make turmeric powder at home

I have never thought of making homemade turmeric powder using fresh turmeric roots (Manjal kothu) we get during Pongal festival time. Last year, when my MIL visited me after Pongal, she made use of the fresh turmeric I had in my pantry by making this homemade turmeric powder. It was so easy to make. The color and flavor of turmeric powder was so good. That was the first time I watched the procedure of making turmeric powder at home using fresh turmeric.

Usually my mom grinds turmeric powder for face in a flour mill by grinding the dried, round turmeric or the thin ones. We call it as gundu manjal and Virali manjal in Tamil. Some people also grind the manjal podi in mixie but the mixie blade should be strong enough and the mixer should be of high power in watts.

But making turmeric powder using fresh turmeric is so easy. The only difficult part is to peel its skin and chop into small roundels. If you want to skip this step, you can just boil the turmeric roots till its soft. Then you can chop without peeling its skin and grind it. As the fresh turmeric is soft in texture, you can grind it easily in any Indian mixer. After grinding the paste, we need to sun dry for a day or two. Grind again to a fine powder. Siev and store it. Tada, your fresh homemade turmeric powder is ready !

Friends, just follow the steps given below and make your own turmeric powder at home. You will love its flavor and color. Above all you will have the satisfaction of using healthy turmeric powder in your cooking more than the adulterated shop ones.

how to make turmeric powder at home

How to make turmeric powder at home using fresh turmeric roots


How to make turmeric powder at home using fresh turmeric roots

How to make turmeric powder at home using fresh turmeric roots


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: How to make
Serves: 200 gms
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS

  • Fresh, raw turmeric / Pacha manjal - 1/2 kg
  • Water - to grind
HOW TO MAKE TURMERIC POWDER AT HOME
  1. Wash and peel the skin of fresh, raw turmeric roots.
  2. Chop into small roundels. Grind to smooth paste
  3. Grind into smooth paste adding little water.
  4. After grinding, drain the excess water and spread the paste in a plate.
  5. Sun dry the paste for a day or two till its completely dry.
  6. It turns into brown color once its dry. Grind to smooth powder again.
  7. Sieve and transfer to a box and use as needed. 
  8. You can use it for your face, use in regular cooking or make turmeric pepper milk. 
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the skin of fresh turmeric roots. Wash in water.
  • how to make turmeric powder at home
  • Chop into roundels and grind coarsely. Add little water and grind to a smooth paste. Drain the excess water in a small bowl. You can use it for cooking.
how to make turmeric powder at home
  • Now spread the thick paste in a plate and let it sun dry for a day or two till its completely dry. The outer layer changes to slight brown or orange in color.
  • how to make turmeric powder at home
    how to make turmeric powder at home
  • Now break the dried turmeric into pieces and grind to a fine powder. Sieve it through a fine mesh. Transfer to a box. Store and use it for months. 

Check out this post on how to make turmeric milk/ Golden latte recipe.

Note

  • For variations, you can boil the chopped turmeric pieces in hot water for few minutes before grinding.


Try this easy, homemade turmeric powder and enjoy its benefits.

how to make turmeric powder at home




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