Turmeric Oil

Turmeric Oil

Turmeric Oil is a great pantry staple, to drizzle over soups, new potato salads, baked vegetables, dals, fried snacks, in dressings, and so much more. Want a change? Make it with mustard oil.

Don’t forget that turmeric stains, so be careful when using the oil.

Similar recipes include Herb Oil, Parsley Oil and Chilli Oil.

Browse all of our Oils and all of our Turmeric recipes. Or explore our Early Autumn dishes.

Turmeric Oil

Turmeric Oil

250 ml vegetable oil
fresh turmeric or 1 tspn turmeric powder
1 Tblspn chopped shallot or white onion
1 tspn finely chopped ginger
0.25 – 0.5 fresh red chilli (or to taste), finely chopped
zest 0.25 lemon

Heat a splash of the oil in a small pan and add the turmeric, shallot, ginger and chilli and fry gently for 5 mins. Add the lemon zest and rest of the vegetable oil and simmer very gently over the lowest heat for 20 – 30 mins. DO NOT LEAVE ALONE while simmering.

Leave to cool and strain through a fine sieve. This will keep for a few weeks in the fridge.

Coriander, peppercorns and cumin seeds can also be added.

Author: Ganga108

Heat in the Kitchen, Cooking with Spirit. Temple junkie, temple builder, temple cleaner. Lover of life, people, cultures, travel. Champion of growth, change and awareness. Taker of photos. Passionate about family. Happy.

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