Haldi / Turmeric

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a root, related to the ginger family giving a distinctly earthy, slightly bitter, slightly hot peppery flavor and a mustardy smell. When it is not used fresh the root is dried and ground. Tumeric has strong medicinal properties and is one of the most widely used spices in savoury dishes as well as a few desserts.
If you have fresh turmeric, treat it as you would ginger.