Chilli Chipotle Ground peppers are smoked, dried Jalapeño chillies. They appeared when the Aztecs used to add dried chilli to food as a preservation method. They have a rich smokey flavour with nutty, leathery notes that blend well with other strong flavours. Chipotle flavouring is widely used throughout Mexico, the United States and more recently, in Australia. It can be used in soups, stews and casseroles. It also has a variety of health benefits to defend against intestinal diseases and aid in weight loss. The ground form is easier to use but is not as strong as using the whole smoked chipotle chillies.
Green Cardamom Pods have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance and a minty coolness. The oval-shaped pods are green, as suggested by their name, and are used in a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Next to black pepper, cardamom is the most common spice in India. It is also one of the world’s most ancient spices, often glorified as the Queen of Spices. It is an essential ingredient of Garam Masala.
Garlic is obtained from a perennial plant that’s a member of the lily family and relative to onions. Dried garlic granules have a bitter-sweet flavour and a pungent aroma similar to fresh garlic just slightly more subtle due to the roasting and drying process.
Ceylon Cinnamon Ground or ‘True Cinnamon’ is the variety used for medicinal and culinary purposes. It is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Ceylon Cinnamon is used in both sweet and savoury foods to impart a warm spice flavour. In the Middle East, it is commonly paired with meats such as chicken and lamb. The term ‘cinnamon’ also refers to its mid-brown colour.
CAUTION WORLD’S NO #3 HOTTEST PEPPER
The Ghost Pepper, also known as bhut jolokia, is the number-3 hottest peppers in the world. This hybrid pepper from India’s northeast can be up to five times hotter than a habanero. Its capsaicin content is so high that farmers sometimes use them ‘to keep wild elephants away’. Ghost Peppers add a fiery blast to chilli or salsa. As with any hot pepper, be sure to handle them with great caution.
We harvest the Ghost Chillies at their peak ripeness, dry them to lock in flavour, and carefully grind them into a powder for your use.
CAUTION WORLD’S NO #3 HOTTEST PEPPER
The ghost pepper, also known as bhut jolokia, is extremely hot.
The ghost pepper measures a whopping 1,041,427 SHU!
In the world of peppers, this hotness is measured based on the Scoville scale.
The more Scoville heat units (SHU) that pepper has, the spicier it is. For example, the bell pepper has zero SHU, while jalapeño and chipotle peppers measure 10,000 SHU each.
Golden spice chai, Golden grind, Golden milk/ Mylk or turmeric latte – an unlikely combination of milk and turmeric root – is 2016’s drink of choice.”Golden milk” is among the top online searches associated with the spice. Turmeric lattes are now being sold at cafes from Sydney to San Francisco, and the drink is gaining fans in Australia. The taste when balanced with chai spices is a very enjoyable, creamy smooth brew with the subtle blend of chai spices. A perfect way to increase turmeric and other chai spices into your diet if curries are not your thing. The brew can be made with hot water or any milk.
Garlic is obtained from a perennial plant and is a member of the lily family, and relative to the onions. Dried smoked garlic flakes have a smokey bitter-sweet flavour and a pungent aroma similar to fresh garlic.
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Ground Cardamom Pods have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance and a minty coolness. The powder is made from the oval-shaped green cardamom pods, and are used in a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Next to black pepper, cardamom is the most common spice in India. It is also one of the world’s most ancient spices, often glorified as the Queen of Spices. It is an essential ingredient of Garam Masala.
Galangal is a close cousin to ginger, also known as Laos root. Galangal Powder is highly aromatic and is especially important for making delicious red and green Thai curry paste, Rendang curry and Malaysian Laksa. Galangal is most commonly used in traditional Asian cuisines, such as Thai and Lao tom yum and tom kha gai soups, Vietnamese cuisine and throughout Indonesian cuisine. Polish vodka is also flavoured with galangal.
Garam masala, “hot spices” in Hindi, is a richly aromatic blend of spices that gives a balanced blend of sweet and peppery flavours to Indian and Asian dishes. Even tough the ingredients vary according to the country, village or family, some of the ingredients of this versatile Indian mix are cardamom, ginger, fennel, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. It is widely used in Indian and Asian cooking and seasoning and especially for adding flavour to curries.
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