Turmeric or yellow ginger (malay = Kunyit)

Turmeric or Kunyit root

Turmeric plant and flowers

Description of Kunyit

An essential root in Nonya cooking, its flavour and yellow colouring makes dishes distinctive.
For example, "Nasi Kunyit" or yellow coloured and flavoured rice is well known to most people in this part of the world.
It is a cheaper alternative to using Saffron for flavouring the rice.

Recipe #3 Ayam/Babi Buah Keluak uses: Kunyit


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