Spice Trade — cardamom

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

Recipe: Kulfi Ice Cream (Egg Free)

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The summer is approaching and it is getting hotter and hotter in Hong Kong. On a hot and humid day like this, ice cream can be a great savior. Kulfi is by far the simplest and the easiest ice cream I’ve ever made at home. I don’t need an ice cream maker nor an egg, not even a whisk. Just heat, mix and freeze, and it’s ready. The cardamom spice added into this ice cream makes it heavenly aromatic once it melts in your mouth. Today, I’m happy to share the delicious ice cream recipe born in India. Recipe: Kulfi ice...

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Traditional Thai Massaman Curry with Beef (Recipe)

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Recipe: Beef Massaman Curry Serves: 4 Ingredients For the tamarind water60g tamarind paste150ml warm water For the curry paste10 dried kashmiri chillies, seeds removed, roughly chopped2 tbsp coriander seeds1 tbsp cumin seeds1 tsp green cardamom seeds (from about 20 green cardamom pods)16 cloves8cm cinnamon stick2 large pieces of blade mace1/2 tsp nutmeg powder10g of fresh coriander leaves3 tbsp vegetable oil200g shallots or onions, roughly chopped25g garlic cloves, peeled, roughly chopped25g fresh root ginger, roughly chopped2 lemongrass stalks, tough outer leaves removed, soft inner core chopped120ml coconut milk For the curry 1.5kg blade or chuck steak, cut into 5cm/2in chunks600ml oz coconut milk6 green cardamom pods8cm cinnamon stick1 tsp pink salt300g potatoes8...

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Chicken Xacuti from Goa – not your traditional Indian food.

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Food from Goa is not your usual indian fanfare of explosive spices. Owing to it’s portuguese heritage, much of the region’s cuisine is imbued with new sour-spicy and sweet flavours. It’s less about pure spice and deep warmth from garam masala. That said, Xacuti (pronounced Shakuti) masala is a fiery curry base, paired with sweet cool coconut giving a delicious fresh portuguese-indian blend of flavour. photo: Pankaj Kaushal Chicken Xacuti Ingredients1 kg chicken, cut into big pieces5 grams turmeric powder1 tsp salt2 inches of ginger10 flakes garlic1/2 bunch fresh coriander5 green chillies2 tsp oil2 sliced onions2 slit green chillies1/4 cup water For...

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Saffron Kulfi (Indian homemade icecream)

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Summer instantly reminds us of cool Kulfi, laced with heavenly Iranian Saffron and Indian Cardamom. Mouth-watering and so full of flavor, many of us love it much more than the typical ice cream available year round!  Today we’re gonna show you how to make a home made version which tastes far more flavourful than the store-bought kind. Saffron Kulfi is also a perfect pair with hot Carrot Halwa giving a fun hot-cold taste sensation. An added option that is preferred by many Indians is also to add chunks of mixed nuts into the cream along with the saffron and cardamom. Pistachios are...

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Saffron Phirni

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Phirni is one of the most exotic, and traditionally one of the most gruelling desserts to make. But, it has stood the test of time and remains an undeniable favourite for Indians. No Indian fine dining restaurant dessert menu is complete without Phirni. It’s called “Phirni” because the word means “stirred” in Hindi. And this dessert needs a lot of stirring to get the texture right. It should be rich, thick and creamy, much like a creme brulee. The smoother, the better. Phirni can be smoother the lower heat it is cooked on, but this will take much more time, around...

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