Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

One pound turmeric = 4 cups
1 Tablespoon = 1/4 ounce
  • Fresh tumeric roots should have a spicy fragrance and stubby fingers protruding from the sides of the root. Refrigerate unpeeled turmeric, tightly wrapped, for 3 weeks.
  • Tumeric is typically boiled or steamed and then dried and ground into powder. Use ground tumeric in fish or rice dishes. Be careful with fresh turmeric, it will stain your hands and clothing.
  • Ground Turmeric has a characteristic musky, earthy aroma and a pungent, slightly bitter flavor.
  • Turmeric is a powerful coloring agent. Used to color and flavor prepared mustard, pickles, relish, chutneys, and rice dishes as well as butter and cheese. It is also used in spice blends in the Caribbean, India, North Africa, the Middle East, and Indonesia such as curry powder and rendangs.

Mango Ice Cream

  • ½ liter Milk
  • 3 tbsp Milk Powder
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Ice-cream Powder
  • ½ tsp Custard Powder
  • ½ cup Mango Pulp
  • Boil milk until it is reduced to half its volume.
  • Add sugar and boil to till sugar dissolves.
  • Add custard powder (dissolve in water) and boil for a minute.
  • Add ice-cream powder, stir and remove from heat.
  • Cool and add milk powder and mango pulp.
  • Beat the mixture well in a baking pan and allow it to freeze semi-set.
  • Take out from freezer and beat the frozen mixture until smooth.
  • Pour mixture to baking pan and cover it with foil freeze again.

Brinjal-Fruity Salad

  • 2 Brinjals .
  • 1 Apple
  • 7 Grapes ,seedless
  • 5 Dates
  • 10 Raisins
  • 2 tsp freshly ground Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup grated Coconut
  • 2 tsp refined Oil
  • Cut brinjals, apple,grapes and dates.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Add sliced brinjals and fry for a min.
  • Then add freshly ground pepper corns and salt.fry for a min.turn off the flame.keep it aside.
  • Add lemon juice and mix it well.
  • Now add all the chopped fruits and raisins and mix well.
  • Serve it with Orange Lassi.(An deal Combination).