turmeric golden paste

This is the Number One Golden Paste (GP) recipe that has been tried and tested by thousands of TUG users across the globe.

This recipe may be used for humans as well as animals.


  • 1/2 cup (125 mls/60gms) turmeric powder
  • 1 cup water (250 mls) PLUS 1 cup water in reserve, if needed
  • 1/3 cup (70 mls) one of the following oils: Raw (unrefined) Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, Linseed (flaxseed) oil or Virgin/Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Please Note: the amount of pepper added has recently been increased (May 2016) on Doug English’s recommendations.


Omit pepper if you cannot tolerate it. The absorption of turmeric will still be improved by cooking the paste AND by the inclusion of oil, BUT remember it will be less effective without the pepper.

Bring the turmeric and water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until you have a thick paste. This should take about 7-10 minutes and you may need to add additional water along the way.

Add the freshly ground pepper and oil at the end of cooking, when the turmeric and water mixture has cooled down to just warm. Stir well to incorporate the oil and allow to cool.

The Golden Paste will keep for 2 weeks, refrigerated

Freeze a portion if you think you have too much to use within two weeks.

Use for Golden Milk, Smoothies, stir into Yogurt, add to your dinner plate as a condiment… AND don’t forget your pet’s dinner plate or your horse feed … run wild!

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For more suggestions on How to Include Turmeric into your everyday meals check out our Turmeric Recipes page.

Watch Lilly Banhidy’s short Video below on How to make Golden Paste & Golden Paste Blobs (so you can take GP on the go).

If you would prefer the convenience of capsules then we suggest you make your own.  Click HERE for an article on Golden Paste vs Turmeric Pills.

Images created by TUG Admin,  Photo by Pia Pollo.

You can also view Pia Pollo’s Video of How to Make Golden Paste HERE on YouTube.