Turmeric is one of India’s most popular spices, and we know it in the United States as one of the key ingredients in curry recipes and the source of mustard’s distinctive yellow colour. In addition to being delicious, turmeric has a plethora of health-promoting benefits. Turmeric has been demonstrated in numerous studies to significantly minimize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, and it is high in anti-inflammatory components that can significantly reduce the discomfort associated with arthritis.
Turmeric is a simple spice to include in your diet. Beyond traditional curry, there are various methods to receive your daily dosage of turmeric.
Turmeric may be used in practically any dish, and many people do it in unusual ways, such as dusting it over popcorn or adding it into dessert recipes.
Here are some quick and easy turmeric dishes. Even if you don’t have Alzheimer’s or arthritis, turmeric has numerous health benefits, and you’ll be missing out if you don’t try at least one of these recipes.
Spinach, Turmeric, and Smoked Paprika Egg Salad Sandwich
• 4 big hard-boiled eggs
• 1/4 cup mayonnaise (garlic)
• 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
• 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika, ground
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (fine)
• 1 cup baby spinach, lightly packed
• tarragon oil (optional)
1. Hard boil the eggs and cool them in a bowl of ice water for a few minutes afterward. Peel the eggs and coarsely dice them before placing them in a medium mixing dish.
2. Finely dice the spinach leaves, removing any stems. Sprinkle spinach on top of the eggs in the bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic mayonnaise, turmeric, smoked paprika, and salt until thoroughly combined.
4. Combine the mayonnaise, eggs, and spinach in a medium mixing dish. Mix until the eggs and spinach are evenly coated and mixed. Alternatively, place the eggs, spinach, and mayonnaise combination in a small food processor and pulse until the desired consistency.
5. Drizzle a little tarragon or other herbal oil on the bottom slice of whole-grain bread, then scoop the desired amount of egg salad on top. Serve with the remaining slices on top.
Sweet Potato Fries with Curry
• 1 peeled sweet potato, yam, or orange-fleshed potato
• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 egg white, big
• a half teaspoon of curry powder
• 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
• a quarter teaspoon of turmeric
• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed
• a half teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
• Yogurt Sauce (optional):
• 1/3 cup yogurt (Greet)
• 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
• 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
• season with salt to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F with a rack in the middle.
2. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper and setting it aside.
- Peel the sweet potato and cut away the top and bottom points. Slice the potato into 1/3-inch potato planks from north to south using a bread knife. Stack planks in two heaps and slice them into 1/3-inch sticks from north to south.
4. Toss the potato sticks with olive oil and place them on the prepared baking pan. Remove from the equation.
5. Whisk egg white in a medium mixing dish until foamy and bubbly. Whisk the curry powder, cumin, turmeric, and crushed red pepper flakes. Toss the potato sticks gently in the egg white mixture to coat them evenly.
6. Bake until desired doneness and crispiness is achieved, around 40 minutes in my case. While the fries are baking, combine the yogurt, cumin, olive oil, and salt in a mixing bowl. Fill a small serving dish with the mixture.
- Remove the fries from the oven and serve with the dipping sauce right away.
Turmeric Cream Tea
1-quart almond milk
• a half teaspoon of turmeric
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Spoonful of honey
Quarter teaspoon of ginger
1. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the almond milk, add the spices, and sprinkle the honey on top. Enjoy!
Stir-fried chicken with turmeric
• Chicken, 1 pound
• 1 large broccoli head
• a single onion
• 5 garlic cloves
• 2-inch ginger root
• 1 tbsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
• chili powder (1/2 teaspoon)
2 teaspoons melted butter
• 1 lime
1. Prepare the onions by slicing them into strips. Cut the chicken into strips as well. Broccoli should be cut into bite-size bits. To make a chunky paste, combine garlic and ginger.
2. In a skillet, soften the onions in butter. The time limit is five minutes.
3. Combine the ginger and garlic pastes in a mixing bowl. Cook for one minute. Toss in the spices. 1 minute of cooking
4. Add the chicken with broccoli and cook until it is no longer pink in the middle and the broccoli is the texture you want it to be. Toss in the lemon juice and stir to combine.
5. Toss with rice
What’s better than combatting Alzheimer with tasty food? Let us know in the comments if you will try one of out tasty recipes…