Turmeric paste is also popularly known as “GOLDEN PASTE” and the reason is obvious why.
There are so many recipes available to make golden paste. The paste can prove to be super useful for both pets and humans.
What is needed for making golden paste
- 1/2 cup turmeric powder (125 mls) – Use organic powder. Here are some tips to buy a good one>
- 1 cup water (250 mls)
- 1/2 cup water extra, if needed (125 mls)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper (7.5 mls) – We need this as turmeric is absorbed poorly in body. Piperine present in black pepper helps in its absorption. Read more here>
- 70 ml cold pressed Olive or Coconut oil – Adding fats is another way to increase the absorption of turmeric in body. Chose healthy oils such as virgin coconut to virgin olive oil.
The above list of ingredients and measurements are taken from golden paste recipe by Doug English.
It is extremely easy and quick.
Add turmeric to water in a pan. Heat gently along with stirring. Do this till you get a thick paste.
This can take anything from 6 to 10 min.
If you feel your paste is watery, add some more turmeric if you feel it has become too thick, add some water.
At the end — add the pepper and oil.
Keep stirring to ensure that all ingredients are mixed properly.
Allow it to cool.
One great thing about this paste is you can keep it in a jar and refrigerate it. This will ensure you can make it once and use for a few days.
Opinions vary on how long we can keep the jar, in my opinion 1-2 weeks is okay. Not more that that.
If while cooking your mix looks watery – you can add some more turmeric. No issues with that at all.
On the other hand if its too thick, add water.
In case you see bubbles in the mix, it means that you have not stirred it enough. But dont worry – do the stirring and after sometime it will be all right.
Note — The texture and “look” of golden paste does not impact its benefits 🙂 So do not worry if it looks a bit wired.
I must warn you that you may not like the taste of golden paste (many do not) but do not worry.
It can be taken in various ways such as – added to smoothies, curries, salads etc, just to name a few. Here are some more ideas to take golden paste>
By the way, if you are still not aware of what all benefits turmeric has, here is a long list of turmeric benefits for your quick reference.
Enjoy the paste and benefits of turmeric!