Spice Trade — ginger

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

Indian style cottage cheese & pea rolls

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This is one of our homemade inventions and looks like a superstar when served up as an appetizer – doesn’t need any frills in terms of garnishes and fancy plating to look good and taste great. The thick, soft potato shell with crisp outside melts in your mouth, whereas the fresh peas and cottage cheese are mouthwateringly good. When we served this one up at a recent friend gathering they immediately ran out as people took seconds, thirds, and even fourth helpings. What really makes the dish shine is the secret ingredients Ras El Hanout and Garam Masala paired with...

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Sichuan-style spicy chicken

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Sichuan-style spicy chicken

This is one of the most famous recipes coming from Sichuan Province. Our recipe is true to tradition, and nearly unaltered version of “辣子雞丁 Làzǐ jī dīng”. Be wary though, it’s hot, but so full of flavour. As it’s rapidly stir fried in a wok, lots of hot tianjin chillies are needed to create the heat, colour and aroma of the dish. A little bit of sugar is needed to offset the intense heat and create a better balance of flavours. We’ve also opened to use Pink Himalayan Salt as opposed to traditional sea salt for a little extra sour...

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Tandoori Paneer just like home

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Tandoori Paneer just like home

Our home favourite! This Paneer is unlike the common Matar Paneer or Palak Paneer you find it restaurants. It’s name comes from the Tandoor Oven used to cook it in – a special, cylindrical clay oven used in Indian cooking and baking, temperatures inside can reach as high as 480°C (900°F)! Of course at home, we just use an ordinary grill. This paneer takes on a delicious full-bodied flavour after being marinated in a blend of indian spices. It’s also served without a wet curry base – not needed when the paneer itself tastes so good. Works best as an...

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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 flour– half tsp (3g) Cumin Seeds– Pinch of Asafoetida– ½ to 1 tsp (3-5g) Mild chilli powder– ¼ tsp (1g) Turmeric powder– ½ tsp garam masala powder– 2 to 3 tbsp vegetable oil–...

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Nutrition and buying tips: Ginger

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Regency Grade Dried Ginger Roots All values below are per 1 tsp (2g) of raw ginger root. ProximatesWater 1.58gEnergy 2kcalProtein 0.04gTotal lipid (fat) 0.02gCarbohydrate, by difference 0.36gFiber, total dietary 0.0gSugars, total 0.03g MineralsCalcium, Ca 0mgIron, Fe 0.01mgMagnesium, Mg 1mgPhosphorus, P 1mgPotassium, K 8mgSodium, Na 0mgZinc, Zn 0.01mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.1mgThiamin 0.000mgRiboflavin 0.001mgNiacin 0.015 mgVitamin B-6 0.003mgFolate, DFE 0µgVitamin B-12 0.00µgVitamin A, RAE 0µgVitamin A, IU 0IUVitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.01mgVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µgVitamin D 0IUVitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.0µg LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.004gFatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.003gFatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.003gCholesterol 0mg OtherCaffeine 0mg Tips on buying...

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