Master Indian Cuisine
When you cook Indian food, you work with whole spices, and when you have whole spices on hand, nothing beats a mortar and pestle. Whole spices are excellent because they hold onto the volatile oils that sometimes evaporate once a spice has been ground and then stored.
Most Punjabi curries have that mouth-watering base of spice-fried onions and tomatoes. To this we've added coconut milk, vegan butter and some selected spices for a mouthwatering, relatively simple-to-prepare vegan chick-pea curry with a delightfully complex flavour.
Last week, for Soupfest 2019, a local soup competition in Fredericton, Master Indian Spice made Dal Makhani for 450 people to have a 3 ounce serving (50 L total). That’s enough for 150 people to have a 10 oz serving.
Recently, we wrote an article on the best Indian Spices to use when expanding your spice larder. They're spices you can find at any Indian grocer. We made the list a top 20, and there were a few that didn't get in, but which definitely deserve mention. One of those is Nigella, or, as it is known in India, Kalonji.
If you are a cook or a chef, your spice larder is like your artist's palette. It only takes a handful of Indian recipes to explore a whole new world of culinary colour, metaphorically speaking. For that reason, we've assembled a list of the 20 spices we consider the most essential to Indian cooking as we know it.
Our Patiala spice kit is not just made for Chicken! This Patiala-spiced garlic baguette is an absolute delight, and a one-of-a-kind recipe that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. If you don't have baguette forms, don't worry, there's no reason you can't use a pan and form it into loaves.
Whoever discovered asafoetida had a special instinct, because it is now an amazing and essential ingredient, and a linchpin of Indian cooking. It is a must have in every kitchen that takes Indian cuisine seriously. Here is how to use it.
Winter is the perfect time for a hot soup! We're sharing our special take on Potato Leek soup which can be infinitely enhanced using a bit of fenugreek, and optionally, if you have some, asafoetida.
In all cooking, you need Umami: that depth of flavour that tells your mouth and your stomach that what you’re eating is going to nourish you.
Palak Paneer is a delicious vegetarian meal. This is a vegan recipe that uses fresh turmeric, and also tofu in place of paneer. This is a completely from-scratch recipe