The spice is a major ingredient in curry powder and prepared mustard. Turmeric powder has a warm, bitter, pepper-like flavor and earthy, mustard-like aroma.
Tips and Techniques
Turmeric has a very little demand as a pure spice but is a major ingredient in curry powder. It can be used as substitute for saffron but only for the color; it will not give the dish the taste of saffron.