Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How to Make Turmeric Paste or Golden Paste

Turmeric paste is also popularly known as "GOLDEN PASTE". This is an update from a previous post. Adding black pepper and an organic oil improves the quality and potency of Turmeric for optimum health benefits.

1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
2 cups spring water
1/2 cup water extra, if needed
1 1/2 teaspoons organic ground black pepper
1/3 cup organic cold pressed Olive or Coconut oil

Place turmeric and water in pan, stirring over gentle heat until you have a thick paste. This should take about 7 – 10 minutes and you may need to add additional water along the way.

Golden Paste recipe
Add the pepper and oil at the end of cooking. Stir vigorously to incorporate the oil and allow to cool. Store in sterilized glass jar and refrigerate. (To sterilize jar – place clean glass jar, without lid, on cold oven shelf, turn oven on to medium and heat for 10 minutes. Turn off and pop lid in, leave with jar to cool.)

Should keep for up to four weeks, refrigerated – best used within two.

If your mix is looking too watery, add a little more turmeric and continue cooking a few more minutes. Don't worry too much that it does not look 'perfect' – as long as it is cooked and has the oil and pepper, it will work. If the oil marbles in the jar, it just means it was not stirred enough at the end or the mix is a bit watery, but it will not affect the performance.

Add to any foods: cereal, smoothies, yogurt etc.

*See my next post for all the health benefits of Turmeric!

Thanks for reading,
Laurel ♥

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