Amchoor Powder

Every now and then, actually in almost all the recipes I like the look of, there is an ingredient listed that I have never heard of. From Fairy’s Wings to Dragon Tongue there always seems to be one of them and as my spice cupboard expands, I only ever seem to use them once.

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Gram Flour

Gram flour, sometimes know as Besan, is a flour made from chickpeas. Dried chickpeas are ground down to make the flour.

Different varieties of gram flour are made from different varieties of chickpea, for example those grown in Bangladesh are different to those in Sri Lanka.

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garlic for curries

Garlic is probably the most popular spice not only in Indian cooking, but in cuisines all over the world. It is estimated that 90% of the world’s food contains garlic in some shape or form.

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