This dish is an aside or an accompaniment that can be eaten with an Indian meal. It adds colour and vibrancy, is tasty and very healthy.

Raw turmeric is available only in the winters. You see it everywhere, in supermarkets, vegetable markets and in vegetable vendor handcarts. What can I say about turmeric? About it’s endless wonders to the human body?

Raw, fresh turmeric with ginger and green chillies

Makes 2 cups


250 gms raw, fresh turmeric

15 gms ginger

3-4 green chillies

1 tsp salt

Juice of 1 lemon


1 In a medium size bowl peel and chop the turmeric into small pieces. Peel and chop the ginger and add it to the turmeric. Next, slice the chillies lengthwise and cut them into quarters and add them to the turmeric and ginger.

2 Add the salt and lemon juice to the turmeric, ginger and chillies and mix well.

The salt and lemon juice act as a marinade, and the dish can be stored, covered, in the fridge for 3-4 days.



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