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Spice Trade — chilli

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

Recipe: Spicy Tomato Onion Chutney

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photo: arsheffield This spicy tomato chutney is a great accompaniment to many South Indian favourites, such as Idli and Dosa. It’s also a great dip for crackers, samosas and breads, as well as a lovely fresh spread for use in sandwiches. It’s simple, quick, and only relies on very commonly used ingredients in Asian cooking! This chutney can also be refrigerated for several days and still taste great. Ingredients – 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil– 1 tsp black mustard seeds (5g)– 3-6 dried Kashmiri chillies based on taste– 1/8-1/4 tsp asafoetida powder– 10g of dried garlic flakes, or 6-8 garlic cloves.– 15g of dried onion slices, or...

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Recipe: Aloo Matar (spiced indian potato and pea curry)

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This recipe hails from the North of India, but is extremely popular all over because of the simple and fresh ingredients used. Some households prefer a dryer texture, in which case omit the tomato and don’t make into a paste. This recipe is commonly enjoyed with Indian Basmati rice, poori and chapatis (roti). photo: Joana Petrova Ingredients – 2 medium potatoes (aloo), peeled and diced– ¾ to 1 cup peas (matar)– 1 tbsp almond powder (grind 8-9 almonds in dry grinder)– half tsp (3g) Cumin Seeds– Pinch of Asafoetida– ½ to 1 tsp (3-5g) Red chilli powder (for best results, use Kashmiri Chillies)– ¼...

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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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The BIG Guide to Chillies

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The most popular chillies from around the world Chillies are a spice used in every part of the world. They provide one of the basic flavours and is an essential part of many traditional dishes. There are many different kinds of chilli peppers used across the world. Chillies from Mexico are different from the chillies in India or China, and then there is the branch of European chillies too. These varieties all complement their national cuisine in their own unique ways. Even though the primary flavour given by chillies is spice, they are more complex and have other flavour notes...

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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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