Spice of the Week: Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that has been known for over 2,500 years.

Curcuma longa

Related to ginger and galangal, turmeric has a spicy taste with an aroma that is stronger than that of ginger. It’s the main ingredient in curry, and it’s also found under the monikers “golden ginger”, “golden root” or “Indian saffron”.

Do you feel like making chicken dopiaza? Then head over to the BLE. And for small inspiration we are offering you an Oat burgers recipe. We will show you how to prepare Rice cooked in coconut milk and turmeric next week. Stay tuned. You can find more about Turmeric at our virtual museum or in the literature under this link http://www.biodiversityexhibition.com

And now the Oat Burgers recipe:

200 g milled oats
½ l water
100 g sausage
50 g grated cheese
1 egg
1 sliced onion
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cardamom
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
pinch pepper, nutmeg
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
1 tablespoon flour
5 tablespoons oil, salt

Soak oats for 20 minutes in ½ liter salted water, then cook for 5 minutes while stirring constantly. Allow to cool, then mix in onion, garlic, egg, sausage, cheese and spices. Form into small patties, coat with bread crumbs and flour, then fry. Serve with spinach, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts or carrots and potatoes.

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