curry spices

curry spices

curry spices

Curry spices are so much fun to experiment with and the colours are simply beautiful. During the autumn season curries are so comforting. Living in Vancouver curries are a must during the autumn and winter season. Now in Köln, I feel like I have been doing the same – perhaps the rain has something to do with it or perhaps I am the biggest curry fan!

In Indian cooking, these top spices are often key to curry making:

turmeric 
cumin
chilli peppers
cinnamon
paprika
cardamom seeds
fresh ginger

Experimenting with curries and making basmati rice I have learned a few key secrets!

 

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simple but delicious

Sometimes the simplest ideas are by far the best. I had some sweet potatoes left and a handful of different spices and herbs, so I decided to simply combine everything together. Magic happened – pure magic 🙂

Sweet potato magic
 Serves 4 people – as a side dish

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2 garlic cloves sliced
1 medium size hot pepper
a couple of sage leaves
dash of pepper
dash of turmeric
dash of salt
two table spoons of extra vergine olive oil
4 medium sized sweet potatoes     

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Simply cut the sweet potatoes in half and slice the top a bit as well so that the olive oil can seep inside. You cut a baking sheet to fit the potatoes and you let your imagination run wild in terms of how you decorate/spice up your sweet potato. In my example I added all the ingredients above and tied the baking sheet with cooking string. Please remember that while you are busy decorating your potatoes you can let the oven heat up at 300° so that when you are done you can simply put the potatoes in the oven and let them bake until they are soft (about 30 mins). You can also experiment with cinnamon and a balsamic glaze, or you can add cheese and rosemary …whatever you feel like – the sky is the limit.

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I hope you enjoy! Happy feasting~!