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Spice Trade — onion powder

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

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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Health benefits of Onions and Garlic

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Onions have been known to be one of the healthiest root vegetables, and with good reason. While vegetables like leeks and onions don’t contain very many vitamins, they are an outstanding source of allyl sulfides. These are biological compounds which have been shown to help lower blood pressure and slow down tumour growth. In other words, they have literally been observed to prevent cancer and help with certain heart diseases. Another important nutrient in these vegetables is Quercetin. It’s been shown to be beneficially helpful to people suffering from arthritis. In some instances, there is also strong evidence to show that...

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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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