3 Simple Ideas to get you started:
Heat a teaspoon of ghee or olive oil in a small pan. Tip in ½ tsp cumin seeds, ¼ tsp turmeric, and a little sweet paprika. Take the pan off the stove as soon as the cumin seeds begin crackling, which will happen within a few seconds. Pour the spiced ghee over steamed vegetables or soup.
When boiling rice, add a pinch of turmeric to it—gives a lovely hue to the rice. Sprinkle freshly chopped cilantro leaves on top once the rice is done, and you have a pleasant, appetizing bowl of rice to enjoy.
Boil 1 cup of lentils with ¼ tsp turmeric and salt to your taste. When done, stir in some crushed ginger-root and garlic. Squeeze lemon juice—as much or as little as you like, into your hot ‘dal’.
A traditional skin-care recipe from India: mix 1/2 tsp turmeric powder into 3 tbsp plain yogurt, and rub all over face and neck. Wash off after a few minutes for a lovely dewy glow. Turmeric is the starring spice at Indian weddings for its proven beauty benefits, too.