What Is Asafoetida?

Asafoetida (sometimes called Hing) is a spice that is used extensively in vegetarian Indian curries. The asafoetida plant, Ferula assafoetida, is native to Iran and grows to a height of around two metres. Nowadays the plant is grown in Afghanistan and Kasmir as well as Iran. The plant stems are from 5 to 8 cms…

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What Is Allspice?

Allspice is the dried unripened fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant. The taste of allspice is similar to a mixture of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper – hence the name allspice. Allspice originally comes from the Caribbean. The Jamaican strain of the spice is regarded as the best (one of the alternative names for allspice…

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Curried Eggs Around the World

One of the most popular curries (along with curry chicken) is, of course, the well known curried eggs dish. Simple to make and extremely tasty, curried eggs have long been a favourite of cooks around the world because they are very easy to make and are nutritious (eggs contain all of the 9 essential amino…

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