What is Galangal Powder?
Galangal powder is made from the dried root of the galangal plant, related to ginger. The root looks similar to ginger too. This powder varies in color from beige to brown. The flavor is very different from ginger, though has some similarities. It is sharp, spicy and almost has a horseradish pickle flavor, with a citrus quality. Galangal is used in small amounts in Thai food and is a key ingredient in Thai curry pastes.