4 Awesome and Surprising Turmeric Recipes

One of the most common question readers ask me is “how to use turmeric in diet”.

I do refer to them to recipe section and tell them that turmeric can be used with almost everything.

But it is difficult to believe for people who have just started using turmeric, that infact it can be used with almost anything. So here are some recipes to prove the same.

Realizing that cooking is not my forte, I searched for some great and innovative recipes online.

Here they are. I have kept their original names. The recipe owner’s name are provided along with the recipe.

1. Superfreak Breakfast Bars

Recipe courtesy – Lilly Banhidy (Facebook TUG member)

The moment I saw the pic of this one I was flattered.

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of a day and what better way than starting it with Turmeric!

Not only Turmeric, this recipe has some other awesome ingredients too.

Here is what you need:

  • 10 – 12 Medjool dates (seeds removed) – rich in several vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber.
  • Goji berries – Great anti-oxidant!
  • Nuts of your choice, I prefer walnuts
  • Golden paste – One of the best ways to take turmeric, if you do not know how to make it here is the recipe
  • Raw Cacao – great anti-oxidant
  • Coconut flakes and Coconut oil (organic and virgin is best) – increases energy, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, good for hair, heart and many more.

The recipe is very simple.

  1. Put dates, golden paste, cacao, oil in blender and make a paste.
  2. In that paste mix the nuts, coconut flakes, goji berries etc.
  3. Mix thoroughly to ensure somewhat even distribution.
  4. Squash into a silicone mold. Refrigerate. Cut up into desired squares!

Superfreak Breakfast Bars

2. Yeehah Smoothie (Interesting name :))

Recipe courtesy – Dennis Richardson (Facebook TUG member)

Most of us think that turmeric may not get well in smoothies, but that’s far from truth. In fact, it tastes cool.

Here is an interesting smoothie recipe. This smoothie, with all the basic ingredients and fruit, is just delicious.

  • In your bullet or any other blender (large mug) put 3 ice cubes, 150ml coconut water, tspn cinnamon, tspn flax seed, tspn turmeric, 1/2 tspn cracked black pepper.
  • Blend for a bit till the mixture looks smooth.

Then add fruits of your choice to fill the mug. In the current recipe

  • 1/2 banana
  • Slice of watermelon flesh only
  • Inside of one passion fruit
  • 1/2 pear and half an orange (flesh only),
  • Lastly a cheek of mango,
  • Add a tablespoon of coconut oil, whizz it up and pour over some ice in a long glass.

Add more turmeric if you like. Add other fruits if you like.

YEEHAH SMOOTHIE
3. Turmeric Chocolates (yes, you read it right!)

Recipe courtesy – Zoe Pezzack (Facebook TUG member)

I was surprised to read it and I am sure you would also have been 🙂 

Here is what you need:

  • Coconut oil (virgin organic coconut oil is best)
  • 100% raw organic cacao
  • Organic raw honey (manuka honey is best, if available)
  • Organic vanilla
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Fresh ground black pepper (yes, in chocolate!)

A simple process to make chocolate at home can be found here — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEEcOiINKCc

Pop a piece of fruit on top if the moment feels right! BOOM!

Turmeric Chocolates
4. Turmeric Idli

Idli is a very popular Indian dish. It is very healthy and light and makes a great breakfast or any other light meal. If you have not tried, it do that today. It is easy to prepare too.

I will not describe the making of idli here as there are sever websites doing that already. I found this video great — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViOUJvYmuIE

My wife added a twist to the usual white idli by using turmeric.

Since that time, we have idli every Sunday in breakfast with coconut chutney.

Steps:

  • Cut fresh idlies into small pieces (approx. 1 cm length). They should not be too small or too big
  • Put some oil (olive / mustard / coconut ) in a pan and heat a bit
  • Put the idlies and sprinkle 1-2 tsp of turmeric powder, some salt (based on taste), red chilli powder (based on taste)
  • Also add 1 tsp brown mustard seeds – they add awesome taste to the idlies
  • Mix the idlies and till you are sure the spices have uniformly mixed on the idlies. This can take 1-2 min based on the quality. You will love the color!

You are done. Serve hot with coriander or coconut chutney.

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These were the recipes, what do you think about them?

Try them today and tell me how it went!

A request — Do you have an interesting turmeric recipe to share?

Please send me with details and a pic. I will publish them with due credit for benefit of readers! Please do it today!!

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  1. My breakfast recipe is for fermented oats. half a cup of oats, 1.5 cups of filtered water. 0.5 cups coconut water kefir,1 tbs each of cacoa, apricot kernals, goji berries 1 tbs each of freshly ground chia seeds 1 tsp each of ground black seed and turmeric, some salt and black pepper.Stir well and stand for 24 hours. Make enough for a few days and keep adding to it, keep in fridge unless you have just added new ingredients. I love it. I have it with banana. The fermentation makes the nutrients in the seeds and turmeric more bio-available.

    1. I have a brilliant recipe. Have been told they’re like chocolate truffles. Grated and ground meat from 1 fresh coconut; 900 gms or so of cooked sweet potato or pumpkin; 2 tbs kia seeds, Honey and cacao to taste (approx. 5 tbs cacoa, 3 heaped tbs cold honey) but recommend taste. Could also add dates, sultanas etc or fresh egg fruit (not readily available, but I have it in the garden) to reduce honey requirement
      Put dollops on baking paper cook for 20 mins or so at 170 centigrade. Store in fridge. Next I’m going to try coating with warmed coconut oil to make a cracking shell if kept in fridge.

      1. Add turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, chillies (especially chillies) whatever takes your fancy. I promise you, you can’t go wrong.

  2. Hi. I make my own muesli, with rolled oats and whatever ingredients I like and consider beneficial to my current health. I make up a large pot of it, which lasts for about 3 weeks. Recently I’ve been adding turmeric powder and cinnamon, for my addled brain. It doesn’t adversely affect the taste of the muesli, just gives it a sunny demeanour.

  3. Tumeric Milk. Tumeric likes to be combined with fat for optimum uptake. Also, we should be very careful of taking too much in case of Gall Bladder Squeeze, which I have experienced in a healthy body. About 4 times a week I whip up my Tumeric drink in under 3 minutes: Fill the cup with your favorite milk: Add a dalop of Maple syrup, a teaspoon of Tumeric and a Teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice. Soooo Tasty, refreshing, invigorating, and healthy. I use soymilk usually (organic nonGMO), but we often use heavy whipping cream instead or with it. With the whipping cream its nice to add a touch of ice and sea salt. Stir well a minute and drink quickly.

    1. thanks! I am big fan of turmeric milk myself. I do have a turmeric milk recipe but not as innovative as yours. Do you mind if I add this as a variation to it ?