It is common knowledge that Indian curries are some of the most flavourful dishes in the world. They typically combine a wide variety of ingredients in order to achieve tastes that linger on the tongue. However, whilst people will normally be able to identify their favourite sauces from flavour and smell, it is unlikely that they will know what goes into making them. Here at ChefOnline, we recognise that there are a core group of spices that feature in almost every dish you sample here in the UK.
If you did not already know, you can obtain two different types of cardamom; although they share the same name, green and black cardamom carry extremely different flavours. On the one hand, green can be found in many curries and is characterised by the sweetness that emanates when used. Conversely, black cardamom has a fairly pungent flavour, and should be used sparingly – otherwise, you risk overpowering the dish.
In the UK, cumin is normally recognised to be an ingredient that is used during winter; this is because of the earthy flavour that resonates from it. For anyone that wants intensity and bite in a dish, we would advise that you use freshly ground cumin. It gives out an extremely strong aroma when toasted, ensuring that all who smell it are left licking their lips.
If you are looking for the spice that is the most common of all, look no further than coriander. Many people consider it to be one of the oldest-known spices. It can be easily identified by its texture (rough-and-wrinkled outer shell), as well as the hue of gold that it gives off. Coriander is typically toasted in a pan before being ground up, ensuring that the flavour can be found throughout the dish.
What we know traditionally as black peppercorns, have a more traditional name in India – Kali Mirch. Although they are native to India’s most southern regions, they are not hard to find across the globe. It is up to the chef using them whether or not they will be ground, or added into the dish whole. The manner in which they are used, significantly affects the strength of the flavour.
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