INGREDIENT OF THE MONTH: SPICES

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

NEED TO KNOW

Whether you use turmeric to impart earthy flavour and lively colour, chilli powder for heat, cumin for pungency or black peppercorns for a mellow yet distinctive extra taste dimension, there’s no doubting the importance of spices in cooking.

HOW TO

Use cumin seeds, chilli, ginger and more to make your own curry paste with this simple recipe.

TOP TIP

Cayenne pepper is guaranteed to liven up a dish that needs a lift, while ground ginger is fantastic in desserts and also adds value and worth to stews, tagines and slow braises.

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