Definition of haldi in English:

haldi

noun

mass nounIndian
  • Turmeric.

    ‘add tomatoes, coriander, mint, haldi, and salt’
    • ‘Neem, haldi, pepper, harar, bahera, amla, mustard, basmati, ginger, castor, jaramla, amaltas and new karela and jamun have all been patented.’
    • ‘Because of health fears, natural colours such as mehndi, haldi, besan and maida have become popular again.’
    • ‘All over the district, the ubiquitous traditional Tamil ‘manja pye’ or haldi coloured cloth bag has made its reappearance.’
    • ‘Add tomatoes, coriander and mint, chilli powder, haldi, sugar, coriander-cumin powder, bay leaf and salt.’
    • ‘To get lemon yellow or dark yellow, you have to add haldi (turmeric powder) in varying quantities.’

Origin

Via Hindi from Sanskrit haridrā.

Pronunciation

haldi

/ˈhʌldi/