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Indian cuisine: ingredients you need to cook Indian recipes

 
Indian cuisine: ingredients you need to cook Indian recipes

Spices like star anise, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, cloves, cumin, curcuma and ginger combine to make a melting pot of aromatic flavors, and these are the base of Indian cuisine. However, spicy doesn't have to blow your head off: not all Indian recipes are hot!

The word curry is used to describe almost any Indian dish, but it actually refers to a dish in sauce and a plant. Curry comes from the Tamil word kari, meaning 'spicy sauce.' The mixes of spices used to prepare what we call curry, made at home using a mortar and pestle, are called massala in Hindi.

Make a note of what to ask for at your local market or exotic food shop, and wow your fellow diners when you eat out by identifying the spices in your food!




  
  

Sarah Horrocks
01/14/2009
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