Spice up your dinner with turmeric! Ground Turmeric is related to ginger and is dried and ground in the same manner to produce a powder with a bitter, slightly pungent flavour and a peppery, spicy aroma. Turmeric is most prized for the beautiful yellow colour it imparts. It is an essential ingredient in the spice blend curry and gives ballpark mustard its characteristic bright yellow colour. Ground Turmeric is a key ingredient in many Asian dishes including Thai Khao Soi soup or in Persian and Indian rice dishes.