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January 19, 2009


The other day I came home to find these lovely golden rhizomes in the kitchen, could not resist taking a picture and sharing it with you all.Turmeric (haldi) is the bright yellow powder commonly used in almost all Indian cooking, its benefits are many, remember when mummy used to give "garam doodh with haldi" (hot milk with turmeric) for healing any illness and also used to apply it on wounds, that's the power of haldi and of course of mother's love.

turmeric rhizome

My mother-in-law made a delicious burfi out of it, using Sugar free since my father-in-law is Diabetic, the rest of the rhizomes were boiled and dried then powdered and would be our next few month's supply of turmeric.


  • Whole wheat flour-4 tbs
  • Clarified butter(desi ghee)-2 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds(khus-khus)-1/2 tsp
  • Sugar free natura-acc to taste
  • Raw turmeric(grated)-1 tsp
  • Almonds-few


Heat half the ghee and on a slow flame cook the turmeric for 2-3 mins,remove, heat the rest of the ghee and brown the flour, add the rest of the ingredients and remove into a greased plate, garnish with almond slivers if desired.

turmeric burfi

This burfi goes to Weekend herb blogging and FIC-yellow

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Asha January 20, 2009 at 12:42 AM  

Fresh turmeric burfi! WOW!! That's sounds great. I had only eaten Turmeric pickle so far! :))

Soma January 20, 2009 at 4:13 AM  

This is the most creative & unique recipe i have ever seen. I wish I could taste one.

Superchef January 20, 2009 at 5:47 AM  

the turmeric looks so very fresh...turmeric in burfi..thats something new to me..but i bet it was tasty..grandmoms can never go wrong! :)

Pavithra Kodical January 20, 2009 at 7:34 AM  

This is so new to me..I never knew that you could make burfi with turmeric..Interesting recipe..Thanks for sharing :)

veggie belly January 20, 2009 at 7:53 AM  

Wow, you grow your own turmeric! Mine has always come from a store:(
Ive never heard of turmeric in burfi, I bet it adds great colour.

Vibaas January 20, 2009 at 7:59 AM  

Looks yummy. Never heard of turmeric being used in burfi. It has given a beautiful color to the burfi.

Jayashree January 20, 2009 at 8:51 AM  

I've never cooked anything with fresh turmeric in it. Love the natural colour of your burfi.

Madhu January 20, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

Seeing fresh turmeric, is a feast for eyes, very creative sweet dish using fresh turmeric. Very unique entry Bindiya...

sunshinemom January 20, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

New and delighted to find this! Who new haldi could make a sweet too!! Thank you so much Bindiya for introducing this in FIC!

Swapna January 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM  

This is something new to me... sounds great!!

DK January 21, 2009 at 3:17 AM  

Nothing beats the winter gloom like sweets. Fresh turmeric is always aromatic and yum. This healthy burfi will not make me feel guilty eating the goody.

Sharmila January 21, 2009 at 11:18 AM  

Homegrown turmeric! Wow! I know about achaar made from raw turmeric ... but burfi is so new to me! Glad to know of this recipe. :-)

PG January 23, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

what an amazing recipe! wonderful! I have used fresh turmeric from the Asia shops here, but growing ones own. wow!
BTw, you know that now haldi has also been shown by scientists to have antiinfalmatory properties. In fact, an American Biotech company wated to patent it for this very use till the Indian Government protested and the company backed off. It is a very very old story now, don't know if there is still some information available on this somewhere.

Sumathi January 27, 2009 at 10:33 PM  

Hi.. Thanks for visitng my blog. you have a cool space too.. fresh turmeric burfi looks great. have a packet in my fridge will definetely give it a try..

Rajee February 6, 2009 at 2:23 AM  

Ur posts are so cool. Wow, fresh turmeric. You're lucky to make great burfi. Can u send me ur fresh turmeric?

SMN February 6, 2009 at 12:46 PM  

Fresh turmeric burfi completely new recipe for me.. very very healthy way of eating i guess.

Loved ur read about teh flaxy seeds. thanks for sharing

Joan May 26, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

Wow, looks delicious, but where can I buy organic raw tumeric.. I use it a lot as powder but would love to try this recipe...

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