Curry spice reduces diabetes risk
Aug02

Curry spice reduces diabetes risk

We’re all familiar with turmeric. A spice which is used in many curries and is responsible for the orange colouring in some of them. Curcumin is found in turmeric and has already been shown to have properties that can help to combat cancer and arthritis. But a new study has shown that curcumin may also be effective in preventing type 2 diabetes. The Study The study was carried out on 240 people, in Thailand, who were diagnosed...

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Too Spicy?
Jul25

Too Spicy?

Afraid of setting your mouth on fire? Do you always order a korma? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a good korma. They’re delicious. But by chickening out on the spicy curries, what you can choose from the menu is very limited. Those who like the heat have a whole other amazing world of food open to them. But don’t worry korma crew, here’s a guide to opening that world of food to you as well: 1. The first step...

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Curry Ice Cream to celebrate the Jubilee

In Celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee a Soho gelateria is offering something even stranger than any of Heston Blumenthal’s creations, coronation chicken ice cream. It’s not something that temps me at all, but creator of this frozen concoction, Chef Jacob Kenedy said he devised the unusual flavour of ice-cream as a ‘light-hearted’ celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I for one am...

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Fenugreek
May25

Fenugreek

Uses Fenugreek is used both as a herb (the leaves) and as a spice (the seed, also known as methi).  It is a common ingredient in hot curries like bhuna, jalfrezi, dopiaza, madras and vindaloo.  It is used in curry powders like the Indian five-spice mixture panch phoron, and in pastes. The plant is cultivated worldwide with a large presence in the Mediterranean region however India is the largest producer.  The leaves have a bitter,...

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