Tag: spices

Blackened Spice Blend

This is one of those Spice Mixes that you can use for almost anything. It’s a quick marinade if you make a paste with some olive oil, or just sprinkle it on any protein or vegetable before grilling to ramp it up to another level. You can adjust the...

The Next Big Thing! The Spicy Caribbean

I had so much fun going through Europe, Asia and Africa! In researching the spice route and learning about how the spices traveled around the world, I have a greater appreciation for what they are. Now for my Next Big Thing, we are going to travel around the Caribbean....

Spice Trade Chronicles Introduction

Spices are cool! Spices have built empires, caused wars between countries and religions, and taught many aspiring chefs how to use them to add exotic flavors to their food. I have compiled a series of “Chronicles” about the unbelievable journey that spices have taken all over our world. Where...

Spice Trade Chronicles 10 India, the Finale

India’s climate shaped the destiny of the spice route. The Malabar Coast, probably one of the most famous tourist destinations in India, spans the entire coastline of Kerala on the west coast of India. This is the area where boats would make pit stops on their way to and...

Sri Lankan Red Lentil Curry

I got this recipe from Veganricha.com. She is my favorite indian cookbook author. I love her recipes! Thank you Richa! I make this recipe all the time, it’s my new favorite soup and sandwich lunch with Vegetable Paratha. This recipe has coconut milk in it which gives it a...

Panch Phoran Spice Blend

This is a Bengali spice blend. The spices are a little bit exotic, but you can find them here if your store doesn’t carry them. Print Recipe Panch Phoran Spice Blend Course Spice Mix, World Recipes Cuisine Indian Keyword cumin, fenugreek, mustard, nigella Servings Ingredients 2 tbsp Whole Fenugreek2...

Simply Chana Masala

Chana Masala is a basic recipe for chick peas. This is the most popular and easy recipe for Indian food. If you are new to starting to cook Indian dishes, this is a good place to start. This uses a ready made Chana Masala Spice Mix which gives you...

Chana Masala Spice Blend

You can use Chana Masala Spice Mix as a short cut to a quick week night vegetarian meal. Once you have this mix in your pantry, the dish comes together quickly. If you have an Indian market near you, you can probably find all the spices listed, if you...

Garam Masala

Garam Masala is the spice mix that all Indian kitchens have on hand. Each region has its own style, and you can feel free to change amounts according to your own taste. There is no right or wrong. I’ve included two different mixes, one from whole seeds, which has...

Awesome Vegetable Vindaloo

I put this recipe together by reading a whole lot of recipes and finding out exactly what Vindaloo is supposed to taste like. I know this is not exactly authentic, but it was so good! I made 2 servings because there are just two of us, but this was spot...