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Reviewed aarti's hot (not heavy!) homemade garam masala

Dec 15, 2014 on

Good basic recipe. I prefer mine with the black pepper, cumin and coriander though. I use a similar recipe to hers and add those ingredients when I cook as I toast and grind cumin and coriander once a month so it's always fresh & black pepper is always better freshly ground. One word of warning - cinnamon is very hard. It etches the sides...

Replied to Mughlai Chicken

Oct 19, 2013 on

Buy your Cardamom from an Indian grocer. I can buy 100+ cardamom pods for about $4. There are tons of online shops offering Indian products. It's worth the investment because the pods are more flexible in terms of can infuse oil with them without worrying about can take them out once you've achieved the concentration...

Reviewed Shrimp Bisque

Sep 24, 2013 in Food Network Community Toolbox on

I did modify the recipe in that we added 2 ribs of chopped celery & one chopped carrot to give it a bit of sweetness...otherwise I would have added a touch of sugar. We also used white wine instead of the other alcohol. I would imagine it is a less intense flavor - but since no one has complained that the other alcohols were 'too strong'...I wan"

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