Turmeric tales

Did you know that you can use the leaves of the turmeric plant in your cooking?

A couple of years ago, I started experimenting extensively with Asian food. Whenever Planet Food featured an episode on Asia, I ensured that I didn’t miss it. One such episode introduced me to the idea of cooking with the turmeric leaf.

Though manjal or haldi — as turmeric is known in India — is used in most traditional recipes, the leaves weren’t easily available in the market. Grocers asked me to wait until the harvest season. That’s when it dawned on me that the only time we used the turmeric leaf was during Pongal festival when we tie it around the mouth of the pot...........Read more


Source: The Hindu

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