Turmeric (Haldi)

One of the most traditional and versatile of spices used in Indian cooking, turmeric is the heart and soul of any curry. 

This spice is used daily in my house for cooking, health, beauty and lets not forget lattes.  It is possible to get the fresh root from Indian Grocery stores and the powder form from most supermarkets.  In my eyes Turmeric is a wonder spice and has so many uses.

The only downside is that it stains and stains fast so be careful when you use this and use sparingly if you are not sure.