This method for How to Make Turmeric Powder is simple and relatively quick.
Have you ever wondered how to make turmeric powder? If so, you’ve come to the right place. It really is super easy. Turmeric powder is one of the staple spices in Indian cooking, so it really comes in handy if you can make your own. Especially if you find it on sale. My local market typically has it for $5.99/lb, but sometime it goes on sale. And when it does, I buy a really large batch and make my own turmeric powder.
Turmeric is really beautiful. Especially homemade turmeric powder. It creates a really nice burnt orange color. Store bought turmeric powder, if you’ve noticed, can be quite yellowish and really plain. I’m not really sure why, though.
Contrary to what you may think, you don’t have to spend multiple days making the turmeric powder. There’s no drying it out in the sun, hoping it doesn’t get moldy. Let me just tell you right now, if you live in a place where it rains frequently, you don’t want to use that method.
My method for making homemade turmeric powder is really easy, and takes only a couple of hours. Be sure to wash your hands immediately after handling the turmeric, and make sure to wash the appliances after use. It does have a tendency to stain. We’ve all been there. Gotten really into our meal, eating with our hands. We end up having turmeric thumbs for days. It’s no fun!
- turmeric root
- a saucepan
- an oven
- Slice the turmeric into coins.
- Add the sliced turmeric to a saucepan. Add water, fill an inch over.
- Bring to a boil then simmer for 45 minutes.
- Heat the oven to 250.
- Drain water from turmeric. The water should have reduced quite a bit, and will be nice and orangy.
- Spread turmeric on a baking sheet. Bake for one hour. Check to see if it's dried out. If not, put back in oven for 15 minute increments.
- Cool completely, then grind.