Is Turmeric a Spice or Medicine?

One of the main spices used in Indian cooking is turmeric. But more recently its medicinal uses and applications are being looked at. For centuries, turmeric has been used treating a lots of illnesses such as swellings and inflammations, fever, liver and urinary disorders, menstrual disorders, arthritic and joint pain, colds, congestion and diarrhoea. It…

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What Is Galangal?

Galangal is a spice from the ginger family and the root looks like ginger root. It is used a lot in Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian cooking and has similar properties to ginger when used culinary dishes. For this reason, you can often substitute ginger for galangal if you can’t get hold of galangal. But you…

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British Curry Awards 2007 – The Results

The results are in for the 2007 British Curry Awards. At a lavish ceremony at London’s Grosvenor Hotel last Sunday (21st October), Chris Tarrant hosted the awards. The following were 10 regional winners: Scotland / Northern Ireland: Britannia Spice, Edinburgh North East: The Valley, Corbridge, Northumberland North West: Indian Ocean, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire East Midlands: Mem…

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British Curry Awards 2007

The 2007 British Curry Awards Curry is the favourite UK food with more than 25% of the population eating Indian food. Every week, 2.5 million UK customers eat Indian food. And the UK exports (yes exports) curries around the world, including Asia. The extremely popular Chicken Tikka Masala dish is a UK creation and is…

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