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Spice Trade — cumin

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

Mom’s Delicious Dal Fry, it doesn’t get better than this

chilli cumin garam masala recipes

Dal Fry is a really popular Indian Lentil dish. It’s seasoned with a blend of spices giving it great depth of flavour. This dal never gets old, and is a staple of any north indian restaurant. It’s also easy to make. You can enjoy the dal fry with rice or roti or naan, it tastes great both ways. Here’s our home recipe, passed down through the generations! Serves 4-5 Ingredients: 1 cup Toor Dal (Arhar Daal) 5 cups water 2 small onion, finely chopped 1 small tomato, finely chopped 2 green chillies, slit in halves 1inch piece Ginger, grated 1...

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Fish Tacos Recipe

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Summer is already upon us, and the best way to enjoy is by eating yum food outside. Here’s our take on popular recipe that’s been doing the blog circuit lately: Fish Tacos. The recipe is in two parts: preparing the fish, and assembling the taco. While the ingredients list looks daunting, it’s really simple taken step by step. And at the end of the day you’re rewarded with creamy deep fried comfort food that at least looks mildly healthy and tastes the bomb! Recipe: Fish Tacos Servings: 4 Ingredients For the batter1 cup all purpose flour2 tablespoons corn starch1 teaspoon...

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Indian Cumin: Market update

cumin market news

Another quick update on cumin, following up our previous cumin market report in February. Regency Grade Cumin Seeds Production reports still show very small crop, so prices are likely to remain firm. In the last few months, we have seen prices rise 20-30% across the board for various grades of cumin seed. The Indian currency is still weak against the USD, so another reason for pricing to increase from a local point of view.  Other reports also suggest that 25-30% less area is going to be used for sowing cumin seeds for incoming seasons. This rumour is also convincing buyers...

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Fresh Dates and Tamarind Chutney

chilli coriander cumin medjool dates recipes

Sweet chutneys are not often the first thing that comes to mind with Indian cuisine, but they have a special place in food. Not everything is hot hot hot. This sweet chutney made using dates and tamarind, a tradition followed all around the country for various different dishes. It’s sweet and tangy, and so very refreshing from the heat and spice that accompanies everything else at a usual indian meal. You can use this sweet chutney on all indian “chaat” items such as Pani Puri, Ragda Patties, Bhel Puri, Aloo Tikki. It’s also a nice dip for Samosas, Pakoras and...

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Fragrant Black Daal

chilli coriander cumin fenugreek garam masala turmeric

Indian’s almost all unanimously agree that the king of daals is the Black Daal. Rather blandly named, this daal is a rich, thick daal made using black lentils. It’s lightly, but carefully spiced, and an absolute joy to eat with rice. If you’re going out to a north indian restaurant in a large group, this will undoubtedly get ordered. Hope you enjoy our family rendition! Recipe: Fragrant Black Daal Serves 4 Ingredients 100g dried black gram (mungo bean), soaked for about 6-8 hours 1 tbsp single cream 1 tsp butter 1 tsp Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander seeds...

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