27 Turmeric Recipes That Will Spice Up Your Life

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

turmeric recipes

10. Honey-Turmeric Pork with Beet and Carrot Salad

While it calls for some hard graft in the kitchen, when you sit down to enjoy this comforting honey-turmeric pork you’ll be glad you went through with it.

Here’s how to make 4 servings:

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ pounds boneless pork shoulder, fat trimmed and cut into 4 pieces
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1½ teaspoons finely grated peeled turmeric or ½ ground turmeric
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 small beets, scrubbed, thinly sliced
  • 3 small carrots, preferably with tops, tops reserved, carrots scrubbed, cut on a diagonal
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Himalayan salt

Instructions:

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  1. Pound pork between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to ¼” thick; season with kosher salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk garlic, turmeric, yogurt, honey, and 1 tbsp. lemon juice in a small bowl; season with kosher salt and pepper.
  3. Place cutlets in a large resealable bag. Add yogurt mixture, seal bag, and toss to coat. Let sit at least 10 minutes.
  4. Remove cutlets from marinade, letting excess drip off.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp. vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high; cook 2 cutlets until browned and cooked through, about 2 minutes per side.
  6. Transfer pork to a platter. Wipe out skillet; repeat with remaining cutlets and 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil.
  7. Toss beets, carrots, carrot tops (if using), chives, olive oil, and remaining 1 tbsp. lemon juice in a small bowl.
  8. Season with kosher salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired.
  9. Sprinkled with sea salt and serve warm.

11. Red Lentil Daal

For a quick, healthy yet comforting dinner, daal is an ideal choice. Using plenty of warm and peppery turmeric is a fantastic alternative to piling on the salt.

Serves 3

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups red lentils
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1-inch ginger piece, peeled and grated
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • Coconut milk, mixed seeds. and fresh parsley leaves, to garnish
  • ½ tsp Himalayan salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the red lentils with cold water and drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan heat the coconut oil, add the onion, garlic, ginger, and turmeric, and cook for two minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the lentils and water, bring to boil and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add garam masala and coconut milk and mix to combine.
  5. Let simmer for another five minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed.
  6. Serve the daal warm, garnished with a few drops of coconut milk.

12. Turmeric Late

If you’re a coffee lover, this healthy latte – yes, you read that right- is crammed with turmeric. It could be the perfect replacement for your caffeinated indulgence.

Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon date sugar or 2 teaspoons raw sugar
  • 4 teaspoons freshly grated turmeric or 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder or ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. Whisk coconut milk, sugar, turmeric, ginger, five-spice, salt, and ¾ cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and let mixture steep 5 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a mug and serve.
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