Category Archives: Indian food

Indian food

Fenugreek, a delicious herb/vegetable

Fenugreek has long been used in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia in cooking and medicine. Today in the US it is perhaps best known as a spice component of cuisines of India, but it also has an … Continue reading

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Edible Southeast Asian tree and bush leaves

Happy New Year greetings! Although I wasn’t able to post as much as I would have liked to in 2016, I was able to continue my careful exploration of interesting finds at our MANY Asian markets in Philadelphia (I now … Continue reading

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Cured kudampuli fruit and Kerala-style fish curry

Several months ago I found a South Indian market (Kashmir Garden–interesting name for a market specializing in Tamil and Malayali cooking…) in Northeastern Philadelphia. Among my finds there of unique chile peppers, I also brought home a cured sour fruit … Continue reading

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Four unique Asian dried chile peppers

Chile peppers have only been in Asia for several hundred years now, but they have gone a long, long way to become standard and staple ingredients in many of Asia’s great food cultures. Southeast Asia is of course full of … Continue reading

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Urad dal and dal makhani

Dal can refer to the types of pulses from all over South Asia, and it can also refer to a soup made from those beans and lentils.  Soups with lentils or beans are economical and protein-rich, are popular all over … Continue reading

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