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How to make your own turmeric powder using a traditional approach from India (and a quality test for the turmeric powder in your cupboard)

Homemade Turmeric Powder

Amanda Rose
Every year during summer, we start the process of making a huge batch of turmeric powder for that year’s use in cooking. Each and every step from choosing the turmeric to grinding the turmeric powder is important.


  • 4 roots turmeric


  • Break turmeric into small pieces so that it will dry completely.
  • Place the pieces on a plate and cover with mesh to keep dust from settling on it.
  • Sun dry until the turmeric is crisp.
  • Once dry, grind the turmeric in a food mill.
  • Strain the powder, putting larger pieces back in the mill.
  • Once the powder has cooled, store it in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
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