This is a common traditional food color in Indonesia.
So many traditional foods have yellow color.
The main food coloring is made from kunyit (Curcuma longa syn Curcuma domestica).
It's well known as tumeric.
In Central Java it's called kunir.
We use Curcuma rhizome fresh or dried.
It give a bright yellow color in our food.
|Fresh kunyit and old kunyit as a seedling|
Its active ingredient is curcumin and it has a distinctly earthy, slightly bitter, slightly hot peppery flavor and a mustardy smell.
Curcumin has been a centre of attraction for potential treatment on so many diseases, including cancer, diabetes, allergies, arthritis and other chronic illnesses.
Kunyit is mostly used in savory dishes.
Most kunyit that is used in the form of fresh rhizome or powder.
There are so many traditional foods in yellow.
|Spices for 'Tempe Kemul'|
The main purpose we use kunyit is as 'bumbu' (spice/seasoning)The most popular is 'nasi kuning' or yellow rice.
|Nasi kuning for my daughters birthday|
|Nasi kuning for my husbands birthday|
|Nasi kuning for my sons birthday|
I always make it in every my family members birthdays.
|Lunch box for Independence Day Celebration|
This snack is an typical food from my home town, Wonosobo.