Spice Trade — recipes

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

Yogi Tea (Recipe)

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Not to be confused with the brand name tea, Yogi tea is also a type of tea. Very similar to Indian Masala Chai, Yogi Tea is another type of spiced tea drink. Unlike Masala Chai, Yogi tea is brewed using a slower process which allows the spices to be fully infused in the tea. Drinking Yogi tea has many health benefits. It’s loaded with numerous spices, and the flavours and health potential of each of these is conveniently transferred to the drink! No wonder it’s so popular around the world. If you have a good stock of spices, the drink...

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Recipe: Chole Masala (Indian Cooking)

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Chole Masala is one of the more popular North Indian dishes, and also relies heavily on traditional Indian cooking techniques. Also known as “Garbanzo beans” or “Chickpeas”, this recipe for Chole Masala is the result of layering spice upon spice to produce a rich, flavourful curry. Garbanzo beans are also highly nutritious. As a member of the legume family, they are highly recommended for optimizing health and preventing disease by the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and American Cancer societies. Rehydrating dried beans is always going to be more healthy and flavourful, but this recipe can be sped up...

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Baklava (Recipe)

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Baklava is one of those desserts that you will never forget once you try it. It can be best described as the dessert answer to the Croissant. It’s native to the remains of the Ottoman Empire (for example Turkey or the Middle East), and is also very popular in parts of Asia. Baklava is a technical dish, but only requires a small number of ingredients. It’s also well worth the effort. A good baklava is layered with flavour and fit for a king. In fact, it is believed to have been developed in the Imperial palace kitchens in Turkey centuries...

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Spicy Stuffed Okra, Indian Style

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                              Recipe: Spicy Stuffed Okra Serves: 2-3 Ingredients For the Stuffing1/4 cup coarse ground peanuts100g tomatoes finely chopped1″ fresh ginger grated1 Green chilli finely choppeda small bunch of coriander leaves finely choppeda small bunch of1 tsp Coriander seed + Cumin seed (ground)1 Red chilli (ground)1/4 tsp Turmeric (ground)3/4 tsp salt or to taste1 tsp brown sugar For Frying200g Okra washed, edges trimmed and slit½ tsp black mustard seeds½ tsp cumin seeds1 tsp sesame seeds1 ½ tbsp peanut oil To serve1 tbsp freshly grated coconut1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice Preparation method1. Mix all ingredients for the stuffing and fill it in the...

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