Green Chillies

Green chillies are popular as a cooking ingredient and give a hot flavour to dishes. However, they also have several applications for health and well-being.  The heat of your curry is generally determined by the amount and type of chilli peppers used in the recipe.  There are many types of green chillies, all of which…

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whole poppy seeds

There are two varieties of poppy seed which are either blue or white. In Europe we mainly use the blue (almost black) poppy seeds but in Indian cooking mainly white (more like beige) seeds are used. The use of white seeds avoids colouring the dish. Blue and white poppy seeds are, however, very similar in…

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Ground cinnamon

Cinnamon comes from the inner bark of a tree and is widely used as a condiment and additive in a wide variety of cuisines. In its whole form it appears as sheets of bark which roll into cigar shaped quills when dried. It has a mid-brown colour. Ground cinnamon is a very fine powder and…

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