1. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Homemade Chinese Five Spice Blend

    I needed some Chinese five spice blend for an ingredient challenge recipe, and it was a public holiday yesterday plus we don't drive anywhere unless we actually have a serious need for something we can't make because it's a minimum of 125km round trip to go anywhere to get anything... So I...
  2. Morning Glory

    Recipe Gunpowder potatoes

    My understanding is that the term ’gunpowder potatoes’ originated from Dishoom, an up-market Indian restaurant in London. These days, you will find ready-made versions of this dish in supermarket aisles in the UK. Its based on the Indian street food 'aloo chat’. My version is probably a bit...
  3. AgileMJOLNIR

    Recipe Homemade Indian Red Lentil Dhal

    Hello all - This dish was fun to make and not much cleanup which I know we can all appreciate. Definitely Vegetarian friendly and I believe also Vegan? Either way I hope you all enjoy! SERVES 3-4 INGREDIENTS 160g red lentils/ masoor dal ½ tsp turmeric powder, plus an extra pinch 700ml water...
  4. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Malaidhar Aloo (Potatoes with Cheese, Cream and Spices)

    Ingredients: 600 gms potatoes 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt Juice of half a lemon 400 mls whole fat yoghurt 150ml cream 1 ½ tbsps grated ginger 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp green chile, diced fine 1 tsp salt ¼ tsp mace or grated nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cardamom 1 tsp sugar 2 tsps melted butter 1...
  5. A

    Taking spices on holiday

    I want to take some spices away with me without having to take them in their containers eg cacao, truvia and sugar. Are there any known issues if I put all the spices in a freezer bag at room temperature in a dark dry place. For the car journey, I'm taking a car fridge freezer. Would it be...
  6. A

    Spice Shops in the UK

    For people in the UK these spices shops may be useful. The Spice Shop Spice Mountain I went to the Spice shop on Sunday and had a really good conversation about (you guessed it) chocolate quinoa and pizza. He gave me this advice by email. Currently we do not have any wattle seeds in stock...
  7. Yorky

    Yorky's Garam Masala

    This is the recipe I used courtesy of Madhur Jaffrey. It's from the north of India. Place the following ingredients in a spice grinder or mortar and grind to a very fine powder: 1 tblsp black cardamom seeds, 50 mm stick of cinnamon, 1 tsp black cumin seeds, 1 tsp whole cloves, 1 tsp black...
  8. Windigo

    Retro Recipe My mom's meatloaf

    As per popular request, this is my moms meatloaf recipe. Ingredients for 2 or 3 small eaters - 300 g lean beef mince - 100 g Panko breadcrumbs - 1 medium egg - 3 tbsp chilli ketchup - 2 tbsp soy sauce - 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce - 1 tbsp garam massala - 1 tbsp garlic powder - 1 tsp ginger powder...
  9. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Morrocan style Root Vegetable Soup with Ras-al-Hanout

    Yet another soup - but this one is spicy. You can substitute any of the root vegetables with others, depending on your location or taste. Ingredients 1 medium parsnip 1 medium swede (rutabaga) 1 medium turnip 1 medium sweet potato 2 medium onions 2 medium carrots 1 stick celery 4 whole cloves...
  10. A

    Ground herb and spice equivalents of fresh

    I buy ground or dried herbs and spices as they last for months or years. I avoid fresh as they will run out long before I finish them. For example, if a recipe for a sprig of thyme or leaf of mint and I buy much more from the supermarket, it will go to waste. A lot of recipes call for fresh...
  11. 16 Oz. Bag of Basil

    16 Oz. Bag of Basil

    16 Oz. Bag of Basil
  12. 8 Oz. Bag of Thyme

    8 Oz. Bag of Thyme

    8 Oz. Bag of Thyme
  13. Rosemary Leaves

    Rosemary Leaves

    Rosemary Leaves
  14. 24 Oz. Bottle of Oregano

    24 Oz. Bottle of Oregano

    24 Oz. Bottle of Oregano
  15. Windigo

    Recipe Marzipan & cherry flapjacks with holiday spices

    I wanted to do something new for the recipe challenge, so I decided to make flapjacks. I had never made them before. I also had marzipan & dried cherries laying about so decided to use them as filling. My bars turned out a little too dark, so I have reduced the recommended baking time in this...
  16. Packaged Coconut Spice Granola

    Packaged Coconut Spice Granola

    Packaged Coconut Spice Granola
  17. Black Peppercorns

    Black Peppercorns

    Black Peppercorns
  18. Saffron


  19. White Sesame Seed

    White Sesame Seed

    White Sesame Seed
  20. White Pepper

    White Pepper

    White Pepper
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