Greens of Grasmere: Sweet Potato Curry Recipe
Jul20

Greens of Grasmere: Sweet Potato Curry Recipe

Whilst we all enjoy a visit to the local Indian, it would appear that it isn’t only curry houses that are serving up the nation’s favourite dish.  Many mainstream restaurants, café’s and pubs across the country offer their own British take on Indian Cuisine. ‘Greens of Grasmere’, a café and bistro set in the quaint Lakeland of village of Grasmere specialises in catering for specific diets.  This sweet potato and cauliflower curry is...

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Jal-Jeera recipe
Apr26

Jal-Jeera recipe

After our recent recipe for mango lassi , here is an other well-known northern Indian beverage called Jal-jeera, or jaljira. It is a popular drink to cool you down in summer (so maybe you wont be drinking it this week if you’re in the UK). Jal-jeera powder generally consists of cumin, black pepper, mint, rock salt and some fruit powder. You can also find recipes with chili or hot pepper powder. In Hindi Jal means...

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Making your own curry powder

Curry powder is a mixture of spices based on South Asian cuisine.  A similar spice blend exists in the north, called garam masala.  Although you can buy readymade curry powder, it’s easy to make your own using everyday spices you will find at your local supermarket. Most recipes and producers of curry powder usually include: Coriander Turmeric Cumin Fenugreek and Red pepper Additional ingredients include: Garlic Ginger Fennel...

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How curries can be healthy
Jan13

How curries can be healthy

Below we describe some of the health benefits of many of the most common ingredients in Indian dishes: Extra Virgin Olive Oil is from the first pressing of olives and contains around 40 higher levels of antioxidants such as vitamin E because it is processed less. Studies have shown that because olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, it is able to leave the blood quicker and prevents it from becoming sticky forming dangerous clots. It...

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