This recipe is adapted from the book "660 Curries", by Raghavan Iyer.
3 medium potatoes, cut into chunks
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tbsp urid dal
2 medium carrots, cut into strips
1 1/2 tsps salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsps coriander seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek...
I went to Trader Joe's today and picked up a few things that caught my eye. I haven't tried any but the vanilla bean paste, which is wonderful. I found the vanilla last year, and it makes a big difference in my cheesecake.
I find that some spices seem to have a taste when I swallow. Does this phenomenon have a name?
When I make my chocolate quinoa correctly it does this. If I add wattleseed it doesn't. Could that be because it's roasted? I think roasting makes a spice more aromatic, but less flavoursome.
I came across a recipe for za'atar eggplant fries online and have based this recipe on that.
I thought I had za'atar but couldn't find it, so substituted with other spice mixes, sliced and herb mixes.
I'm using modern aubergines which have had the bitterness bred out of them, so they're is...
Apart from salt and pepper, what would you say is your most-used spice/dried herb? By “most-used,” I’m referencing the number of times you reach for it, not the amount you use.
I would have answered that with either garlic powder or chili powder, but I’ve been paying attention the last few...
A very simple recipe for Gluhwein, for max two mugs.
- 500 ml red wine ( I prefer fruity for this)
- 50 g dark brown sugar
- 1 orange, juiced and seeds removed. Don't throw away the halves, they will be used.
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Seeds from 2 cardamom pods
1) Put orange halves...
The other day, I went into the kitchen to make some cinnamon toast, and like you do, I started reorganizing my herb/spice pantry shelf (and rack).
Now, conventional wisdom says ground spices and dried herbs, replace every year, and whole ones every three years (at least that’s what I’ve always...
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...
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...
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!
160g red lentils/ masoor dal
½ tsp turmeric powder, plus an extra pinch
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...
For people in the UK these spices shops may be useful.
The Spice Shop
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...
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...
Yet another soup - but this one is spicy. You can substitute any of the root vegetables with others, depending on your location or taste.
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...
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...