Fresh turmeric is a bright orange root-like subterranean stem (aka a rhizome) known for powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. A member of the ginger family, it has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicines for centuries to heal wounds, treat skin conditions, inflammations, and infections.
Turmeric root has both culinary and medicinal benefits that can be attributed to curcumin, the primary active ingredient in turmeric. Turmeric is all the rage for its purported health benefits. Most of us know turmeric as a brilliant orange powder used in Indian and Southeast Asian cooking. It’s one of the primary ingredients in curry powder.
How to Store Turmeric Roots (Kachi Haldi ) ? Perhaps you’ve noticed this beautiful orange root next to the ginger in your local vegetable market but found the idea of storing it rather daunting. Fresh turmeric root stores easily and keeps well up to 2 weeks. Today, I will show an easy way to store turmeric roots or kachi haldi.
Things Required :
Fresh Turmeric Roots – 1 kg
Some Kitchen Tissue paper or Coffee filter
Ziplock bags or Glass container
Few rubber bands
Wash the fresh turmeric roots to remove dirt.
Drying turmeric root thoroughly. Spread clean turmeric roots on a kitchen towel to get rid of excess moisture.
Take a steel thali or plate and line with a tissue paper.
Spread clean and dry turmeric roots.
Let it dry for 3 – 4 hours.
Turmeric will stain grater as well as hands turn into yellow/ orange color. You can avoid this by using steel grater (no plastic attached to it ) and wear plastic gloves ( while grating turmeric).
How to store Turmeric Roots ?
Ziplock Bag : In this method I used coffee filters (you can use kitchen tissue as well). Fill coffee filters bag with dry turmeric roots. Then seal with rubber bands.
Then store them in a ziplock bag. Keep ziplock bag in a refrigerator.
Glass Container : Line a kitchen tissue in glass container store dry turmeric roots. Keep container in a refrigerator.