Garlic – Turmeric Oil

This is really easy to make and handy to have in the kitchen. A mainstay in Burmese kitchens it results in two great additions for salads. Crispy golden fried garlic and garlic-turmeric infused oil.

Peel and slice thinly as much garlic as you would like to have available. I suggest 2 heads of garlic to make the exercise worthwhile.

  • Fill a heavy bottomed pan with enough oil to deep fry the garlic.
  • Add a teaspoon or so of turmeric
  • When it starts to sizzle slightly add the garlic
  • Stir occasionally and keep an eye on the garlic. It is quite easy to burn at this point
  • When it begins to get golden and before it starts turning black, quickly take the garlic out of the oil and drain on paper towels
  • Allow to cool and store it in an air-tight jar. This crispy fried garlic will keep indefinitely stored in this manner
  • When the oil has cooled store it in a jar in a cool place

Use it for flavoring your hand-tossed Burmese salads!

Garlic-turmeric oil Golden Fried Garlic

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Carol

    Where is turmeric oil sold?

    1. hellaD

      As far as I know you just have to make it yourself. I’ve never seen it sold.

  2. Rachel

    What type of oil do you suggest.Thanks

    1. hellaD

      I usually use extra virgin olive oil but coconut oil is also good.

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