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Cardamom - Ingredient

Name of Ingredient: Cardamom


 


What is: Cardamom is considered a deep, warm spice similar to cinnamon and nutmeg. Very strong flavor and scent.


Uses: Extensively used in Indian & Middle eastern cooking. Very versatile. Can be used in dishes, desserts, and even beverages like tea/coffee. Commonly found in spice combinations along with cinnamons and clove, and also garam masala.
Benefits:  Commonly used to combat nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation, and much more. This spice helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys.


Taste: Very herbal, spicy, and somber taste.
How to store: Store in air-tight spice container
January 03, 2017 by Store Manager

Chicken Curry with Chopped Onions & Tomatoes

Name of Dish: Chicken Curry with Chopped Onions & Tomatoes

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Serves: 4-6 people

What to serve with: Basmati rice (white or brown), chapatti, or ciabatta bread 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 6 green cardamom pods, crushed lightly
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 5 fresh chopped green chili peppers
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1.5 chopped cups of tomatoes
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • ½ plain yogurt, whisked until smooth
  • 3 pounds whole chicken cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup water

 

How to Make This Recipe:

  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium-high heat and cook cardamom, cinnamon, green chili for about 1 minute
  2. Add onions and cook over medium-heat until reaches medium-brown for 7 minutes
  3. Add ginger and garlic, sauté for 3 minutes (done so that raw flavor disappears)
  4. Add tomato, cook for 5 minutes or until everything blends (you will notice shine on top of curry)
  5. Mix in coriander, cumin, garam masala, fenugreek leaves, turmeric, paprika, and salt. Add yogurt a little at time to prevent curdling until everything’s infused. About 1 minute.
  6. Add chicken and water. Cover the pan and cook over high-heat for 5 minutes. Then reduce heat and cook on medium for 10 minutes while constantly stirring.
  7. Dish is done when chicken is tender. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with cilantro.
January 03, 2017 by Store Manager

FIRST Blog Post

If you're reading this it either means you're new to Indian/Asian cooking and want to learn, or you're an experienced chef and want to try something new… Either way, we're super excited that you checked us out! 

 

We wanted to do a long lengthy post for our first one, but instead we figured it would be better to give you a little "taste" of what's to come (funny, aren't we?!).

 

Every week we'll be posting one of our best recipes, and either cooking tips, how-to's on ingredients, or the latest cooking trends. Expect 2 blog posts every week. To keep up with posts we highly recommend following us on Twitter and Facebook as we'll release updates when a blog is posted.

 

The format of the blogs will be short and sweet. We know you're busy so we promise no fluff --  straight to the good stuff.

 

 If you'd like to hear us cover a certain topic, ingredient, or recipe, please feel free to email us at contactus@fargofresh.com . 

December 28, 2016 by Store Manager