Spice Trade — fenugreek

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Recipe: Kokum Rasam, spiced indian soup

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This one is something of a uncommon way of preparing rasam, a traditional Indian soup. The addition of Kokum makes this Rasam tangy, darker and balance well with the traditional sweet and spicy rasam flavour. You can mix it with rice and turn it into a main dish, or drink by itself as a refreshing snack. It’s extremely low in calories as it’s almost all water, but very filling, and as with all things spice: bursting with flavour. Recipe: Kokum Rasam Serves: 3-4 Ingredients – 5 pieces dry kokum– 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder (kashmiri chillies are mild, and mainly...

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Fragrant Black Daal

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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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Nutrition and buying tips: Fenugreek Seeds

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All values below are per 1 tsp (3.7g) of fenugreek seeds. ProximatesWater 0.33gEnergy 12kcalProtein 0.85gTotal lipid (fat) 0.24gCarbohydrate, by difference 2.16gFiber, total dietary 0.9g MineralsCalcium, Ca 7mgIron, Fe 1.24mgMagnesium, Mg 7mgPhosphorus, P 11mgPotassium, K 28mgSodium, Na 2mgZinc, Zn 0.09mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.1mgThiamin 0.012mgRiboflavin 0.014mgNiacin 0.061mgVitamin B-6 0.022mgFolate, DFE 2µgVitamin B-12 0.00µgVitamin A, RAE 0µgVitamin A, IU 2IUVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µgVitamin D 0IU LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.054gCholesterol 0mg Tips on buying quality fenugreek seeds Our recommendation is to to buy as fresh whenever possible, and also whole. Powdered fenugreek is easily diluted, as lesser varieties of...

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