Peek into the Spice Trade

... and a few other articles on cooking with spices!

Caraway Seeds

caraway seeds market news

Caraway Seeds

Market for Caraway Seeds weakens as last season's crop turns out much bigger than expectedFarmers still have ample stocks from previous year due to dryer climate in general....... and pricing is coming down.

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Recipe: Flaxseed Smoothie with fresh fruit

flaxseed recipes

Much like chia seeds, flaxseeds are also getting famous for their amazing nutritional values. Flaxseeds are ultra rich in fibres, proteins, and a lot of micronutrients such as Vitamin B1,B2,B6 Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium etc. Yet flaxseeds are usually very difficult to incorporate into your diet. Here’s a flaxseed smoothie we really like because of the vanilla and fresh fruits. Feel free to substitute the fruits to whatever you like, it’ll still taste great! Recipe: Flaxseed Smoothie with Fruits Servings: 2-3 Ingredients – 30g flaxseeds– 250ml soya milk– 1g vanilla seeds scraped from the pod– 150g strawberries cut in half– 50g bananas– 10-20g each...

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The Best Cacao Brownies

cacao recipes

This one is our favourite tried and tested recipe for perfect chewy and rich chocolate brownies. Made with our very own Peruvian organic cacao powder. Recipe: Rich Cacao Brownies Yield: 12-16 pieces Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs vanilla caviar scraped from 1/2 a jumbo tahitian vanilla bean 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup cacao powder, depends how strong you like your brownie 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp ground pink himalayan salt (substitute with ordinary sea salt if you don’t have) 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder (Ceylon Cinnamon works best as it’s sweeter...

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Peruvian Ceviche

panca chilli recipes

photo: Karen Hart This is one of those dinner party snacks that people will go crazy for when done right. You need really fresh fish to make it work, and let the ingredients do the talking. It’s a lot of staple ingredients and pretty fast to make. Ceviche is usually done with sea bass, but other white fleshed fish such as grouper, sole and flounder will work very well too. Just ask your trusted fishmonger for the freshest saltwater fish they have – it should smell like the sea, and not fishy / old. The true peruvian secret is of...

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Recipe: Red Kidney Bean Curry (Rajma Masala)

recipes vindaloo masala

Among Regency’s recently introduced items, vindaloo curry masala is my favorite. The mixture of each spice is perfect that I have been using it not only for Indian curry, but for Japanese curry as well. I have also been using it on non-curry dishes such as fried eggs and they taste delicious with added flavor. The other day, I made red bean curry using vindaloo curry masala and I was wowed. I usually use red bean to make sweets, but I decided to give it a try. What’s good about red bean is that it doesn’t require too much cooking...

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