Ofcourse we tamil use lots of tumeric, i.g in 'Paruppu curry'(Parippu curry),instead of real saffron,saffron is a very expensive spices which was not available in Sri Lanka(at least during my time), what do you think we used in yellow rice, fried rice, and Buriyani?
It was none other than tumeric, Tumeric is a good camourflage like 'Saffron'.
See my dear thambi all of us including sinhalese & tamils
even north & south Indians used tumeric for chiken curry, parripu, and vegetables etc.
Look at the population in India, almost 1.5 billions, these are all 'Tumeric' products'
we all born in India & Sri lanka by using this tumeric became 'Nam ,Nam the Curry Man'
we do have the reputation for curries & tumeric.
In the west people very seldom use any tumeric, look at their population comparing to our Asian standards.
Well, what do you say about that?
Dont belive in any myth, use our spices as we always had used, we will survive even on 'tumeric', closed coversation.
Thambi TamilCancuk here is something for you to enjoy:
Before the inauguration, George W. was invited to a 'get acquainted' tour of the White House.
After drinking several glasses of iced tea, he asked President Clinton if he could use his personal bathroom. He was astonished to see that the President had a solid gold urinal!
That afternoon, George W. told his wife, Laura, about the urinal. 'Just think,' he said, 'when I am President, I'll have my own personal gold urinal!'
Later, when Laura had lunch with Hillary at her tour of the White House, she told Hillary how impressed George had been with his discovery of the fact that, in the President's private bathroom, the President had a gold urinal.
That evening, Bill and Hillary were getting ready for bed. Hillary turned to Bill and said, 'Well, I found out who pissed in your saxophone.
Edited By - THILAGAM - 8 Sep 2006 19:22:48 GMT