This fresh turmeric root curry is an authentic Rajasthani recipe which is very popular in the city of Jodhpur. This curry is also called a health booster as it is full of turmeric and other spices, which have some very impressive healing properties.

Fresh Turmeric Root Curry [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 8.8 ounces fresh turmeric root
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cup vegan yogurt


  1. Scrape fresh turmeric with a spoon to remove the skin.
  2. Now, grate the turmeric roots and set them aside.
  3. Grind the tomato, ginger, garlic to make a smooth paste.
  4. Grind the onion to make a smooth paste.
  5. Combine the chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and yogurt in a deep bowl and whisk it well until there is no lump remain.
  6. Heat the butter in a pan and roast the grated turmeric on medium heat until it turns golden brown.
  7. Drain the roasted turmeric on a plate and set aside.
  8. Add the cumin seeds to the same pan.
  9. Once the cumin seeds start to crackle, add onion paste.
  10. Sauté until the onion paste is golden brown.
  11. Add the tomato paste and mix it well.
  12. Sauté everything for 2 minutes and add green chilies. Let it cook until you see ghee on sides.
  13. Add the whisked spiced yogurt and stir it continuously for 3-4 minutes.
  14. Cover and cook on medium heat until the butter separates.
  15. At this stage, you can add water if you want.
  16. Add the roasted turmeric, and salt, and mix well.
  17. Cook it on medium heat for 7-8 until you see oil floating on the top.
  18. Your turmeric curry is ready. Serve it hot with chapati or rice.


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