Turmeric is our hero of modern and ancient times. Curcumin (the active ingredient) in turmeric is anti-inflammatory and immune boosting; hence is powerful in fighting diseases of all sorts; from alzheimer's, to arthritis, cancer, diabetes, depression, liver damage, heart diseases…..
Yep, turmeric is medicinal. I’ve been enjoying fresh and powdered turmeric in various dishes almost daily. A little goes a long way with it. I thought I’ll share with you my top 5 turmeric recipes to fight inflammation. I hope these recipes will help you answer these commonly asked questions about cooking with turmeric👇
What dishes can you make with turmeric?
What can you add turmeric to?
What goes well with turmeric?
Turmeric Recipe #1: Turmeric Shot
I’ve shared this recipe on my insta story not too long ago. I made this to nurse a flu that I’ve caught over Christmas last year. A few shots of this coupled with lots of rest and I’m all good and well in no time.
1 Thumbsize Turmeric | 1 Thumbsize Ginger | Juice of ¼ lemon | Drops of Raw Honey | 15ml Filtered Water
- Add all ingredients into a blender and process till it’s smooth
- Strain and drink up!
Turmeric Recipe #2: Flourless Turmeric Pancakes
Not too long ago, I’ve posted a question on my insta story, asking if you would be interested in turmeric pancakes. It was a definite yes for majority, so I listened and I made it! It is now available in our Flourless Pancake Pre-Mix Collection guys!
Ingredients: Turmeric Flourless Pancake Pre-Mix @thepantrybyerina | 2 Eggs | 1 Cup Nutmilk
- Add wet ingredients into pancake pre-mix, stir well till well combined (with no lumps). Allow mixture to rest for 5 minutes.
- Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
- Pour ¼ cup of batter for each pancake, cook till bubbles are formed, and flip. Cook for another minute.
- Enjoy with desired topping.
Turmeric Recipe #3: Turmeric Chicken Satay w Peanut Sauce
This is no stranger to you if you’ve been following our blog; this recipe was shared in our December’s “Malaysian Recipe Made Healthy” series. This chicken satay has been one of my favourite recipes, so it’s no surprise that it made it to this Top 5 😝
Check out recipe here!
Turmeric Recipe #4: Roasted Veggie Platter & Dip
Ok, of all the recipes, this is one I make pretty much daily, swapping up the veggies as I desire. It is my go-to recipe for a busy day. It is so convenient and easy. It just takes a little chopping and baking in the oven, and that’s about it.
Ingredients: 1 Medium Size Zucchini | 1 Medium Size Carrots/Sweet Potatoes | 1 Tsp Turmeric | ½ Tsp Cumin | ½ Cayenne Pepper | ½ Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil | Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt | Roasted Garlic Dressing/Dip @thepantrybyerina
- Pre-heat oven on 200C
- Place julienned zucchinis and carrots/sweet potatoes (or any desired veggie) on an oven tray.
- Add coconut oil, turmeric, cumin, and cayenne pepper onto veggies, and mix well.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until they are lightly browned and roasted.
- Sprinkle salt on roasted veggies and serve with garlic dip.
Turmeric Recipe #5: Turmeric Hummus Dip
When I was living in Bangkok two years ago, I frequent an Arabic restaurant that makes uh-maaa-zing hummus. That was when I first fell in love with hummus, and I had it almost everyday! But when I got back to KL, I didn’t quite manage to find any that was as good, so I resorted to making it on my own. It started off with just plain hummus, but not too long after, turmeric hummus became a household favourite 😋
Ingredients: 1 Can Chickpeas |1 Tsp Turmeric | ½ Tsp Cumin | 1 Clove Garlic | ½ Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt (more if desired) | 6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (more if you prefer a thinner consistency)
- Add all ingredients into a food processor and blitz till smooth.
- Enjoy them with chips, veggies sticks, etc....
There you go, my top 5 turmeric recipes. 😊 I hope you will give these anti-inflammatory recipes a try. Let me know how you like them or if you’ve got your own favourite turmeric recipes you would like to share with me. I’m always all ears for delicious recipes 😆
Have a good weekend guys! As always, remember to love, share, encourage, listen and give 😘
Lots of love,