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Mustard powder in spoon with oil and flower on black board

Mustard oil

March 21, 2011

There are two different oils that the term ‘mustard oil’ refers to.  Both are made from mustard seed and each has its own uses: Culinary mustard oil is a fatty vegetable oil, made from pressed seeds. The essential oil, made by grinding seeds with water and extracting the oil by…

Chef Choosing Spices

Regional influences and styles of cooking

January 9, 2011

Indian cuisine is renowned for its sophisticated use of exotic spices and herbs in its dishes. Rice and pulses combined with rich spices such as chilli pepper, black mustard seed, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, ginger, coriander and asafoetida form the staple ingredients in most dishes.