11 Recipes with Turmeric
The electric-gold spice known for its health benefits adds earthy, pungent flavor to Indian dishes and so much more
Think of this two-part recipe as a much healthier version of fish-and-chips, grilled instead of fried, and with flavorful turmeric and other spices as a bonus.
Recipe: Indian-Spiced Sockeye and Grilled Potato Salad
Roasted salmon noodle bowls (or spring rolls) with five fresh herbs and two dipping sauces? Yes, please.
Recipe: Hanoi-Style Salmon with Turmeric and Dill
Savory-sweet Indian spices take these hand-held pumpkin pies into delicious appetizer territory.
Recipe: Pumpkin Curry Empanadas
Yes, you’re going to be at it a little while toasting, grinding, and sautéing the seasonings for this curry sauce. But the complex flavors are worth it.
Recipe: Tuna Coconut Curry
Turmeric spices up a light and flavorful side dish that acts like a starch but is actually a vegetable.
Recipe: Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
A generous tablespoon of turmeric—with brown sugar for balance—underscores the earthy flavor of mustard greens and kale.
Recipe: Winter Greens Curry
Starting with dried chickpeas versus canned gives you a deeper, sweeter flavor in this dal. Soak them overnight, and the next day, they’ll cook up tender with spices in less than an hour.
Recipe: Broccolini and Chickpea Dal
Making mustard from scratch takes just 10 minutes, plus overnight for the mixture to stand, and you can try out a different beer each time you make it. Turmeric and dry mustard create the cheery color.
Recipe: Ballpark Beer Mustard
Curious to try making your own cheese? Indian paneer is one of the easiest, and it’s amazing with Indian-spiced spinach, or saag.
Recipe: Curried Spinach with Fresh Cheese (Sag Paneer)
One of our all-time favorite vegan dishes gives squash the deluxe treatment with spices, lots of toasted onions and cashews, and coconut milk.
Recipe: Cashew, Coconut, and Squash Curry
Fragrant spices create layers of flavor in this Moroccan dish, but it cooks in a fraction of the time it would take to make a traditional tagine.
Recipe: Chicken Tagine with Pine-nut Couscous