Entries tagged mustard seeds

February 17th, 2014

Dhansak dhal

For the first time in my life, I now own a coffee grinder which can also grind spices. After coming across this recipe for Dhansak dhal I was really curious to try out making my own spice mixes. Dhansak is a traditional Parsi recipe – kind of a mix of Indian and Persian cuisine it seems […]

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December 11th, 2011

Pickled peppers

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I’ve never done this before. The only other pickling that I’ve done was some zucchini pickle with Kate, one batch of which was great, one batch which tasted strange and musty. But I’m pretty confident these pickled peppers will work. I had the idea to do this after grilling some small peppers the other day […]

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July 3rd, 2011

Coconut chicken curry

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I haven’t made curry for a while – I was quite happy with this one. I have this problem that I never remember exactly what spices and/or quantities of spices I put in my curries, so I can never re-create them. Even with this one, I just used a random collection of things from the […]

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November 21st, 2010

Potato curry

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This is food from my childhood. I remember mum making curries like this – they would always start with onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin and turmeric frying in a pan, then whatever else (vegetables, meat, spices) that were handy. I didn’t have any turmeric in the cupboard, but I did have some saffron, so I […]

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