Curcuma, also called turmeric, is a root of the ginger family which has a mild hot and slightly bitter taste. Hand 1. Curcuma (Turmeric) Powder, in the handy glass diffuser, is perfect for seasoning your dishes. The woody aroma and fine spicy flavor of turmeric is essential for many Indian and Asian dishes. With Hand 1. Curcuma (Turmeric) Powder you can spice up your dal dishes (dish made from lentils), curries with vegetables, meat and seafood, pilaf dishes. Turmeric is appreciated not only for its delicious flavor but also for its beautiful bright yellow color which has a great optical effect, especially in curry or rice dishes.