The Nonya cooking ingredient Kunyit or Turmeric an essential root in Nonya
cooking, its flavour and yellow colouring makes dishes distinctive. Another
well-used ingredient belonging to the ginger family that appears in Asian
For example, "Nasi Kunyit" or yellow coloured and flavoured rice is well known to most people in South-East Asia.
Kunyit or Turmeric, common name for an erect, perennial herb, of the ginger
family, native to parts of India and used widely in Indian Cuisine especially in
The familiar form of the Kunyit or Turmeric seasoning is in a powder form, but it can be used chopped or sliced.
Kunyit or Turmeric comes from the root of the turmeric plant, the root resembles its relative Ginger in appearance, it has a pungent taste and a yellowish colour.