Would Tumeric be a decent substitute for mustard powder?

I tried to find some mustard powder at the store but haven't had any luck yet-- can i make it with tumeric/ omitting the mustard powder, or should I save this recipe for another day?

whym
  • Posted by: whym
  • November 3, 2021
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3 Comments

AntoniaJames November 4, 2021
Turmeric would also change the flavor. I wouldn't do it for that reason alone.

I like Nancy's idea to add a dab of prepared mustard. I've done that before with other recipes, where it's worked well. ;o)
 
702551 November 3, 2021
Turmeric will mimic the color but it does not have the emulsifying properties of powdered mustard. That is a major reason why mustard powder is used for the dressing: to homogenize the oil and water/vinegar.

Your call.
 
Nancy November 3, 2021
Agree.
In a pinch (lacking powdered mustard), I have used a small amount of prepared mustard and that works.
 
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