Saffron Extract is an easy way to get the most out of this precious and expensive spice. Since it can take from 10-15 minutes for saffron threads to infuse into hot water, making an extract beforehand is both a time-saver and helps to distribute the flavor better.
This authentic East Indian recipe uses Panch Pooran, a classic blend of five savory spices. The whole seeds pop during cooking, releasing a delicious aroma and adding great flavor and texture to an otherwise simple dish.
A fragrant, sweet Indian yogurt dip or sauce (raita). Traditionally, raitas are used as a mild sauce or side dish to mellow down spicy dishes, and to improve digestion. “Mukwas” is the traditional after-dinner breath-freshening mix, and makes a special addition to this raita.
Here is a tasty, simple salad that becomes instantly exotic and unique with Chaat Masala, a zesty, little-known spice mix from India.
Tourtière is the classic holiday meat pie of Canada’s Québécois people.