INGREDIENT OF THE MONTH: INDIAN SPICES

Make the most of this great-tasting ingredient in store now

NEED TO KNOW

Cinnamon, chillies, cardamom and turmeric all have the power to transform a dish. Just a touch of these fragrant Indian spices will add colour and flavour to any Diwali feast.

HOW TO…

When it comes to sweets, cardamom adds a lovely note to homemade coconut barfi, while figs poached with cinnamon and cloves sit happily atop a soothing rice pudding.

TOP TIP

Ground spices lose their flavour and aroma sooner than whole ones, so if you aren’t going to use them as everyday ingredients, it’s best to buy whole spices and grind them in a mortar and pestle.

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