Galangal Powder – 25g

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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.

 

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Flavour Notes:

Most commonly used in Asian dishes, 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.

Culinary Notes:

Spicy, warm and super-aromatic, Galangal will impart and fragrant warmth to many dishes. Its pungent flavour and aroma is best added in small quantities and added as preferred.

Health Benefits:

Galangal contains various essential oils such as eugenol, methyl cinnamate, and galangol responsible for their many health benefits. It helps to treat nausea, indigestion, and gastritis. It has antibacterial and analgesic properties.

Ingredients:

100% dried Galangal Powder

How to use

  • Use in Thai and Asian curries
  • Use it in stir-fries, sauces, satay, and vegetables
  • Use in chicken, fish, duck, pork
  • Use a pinch to prepare Thai chicken coconut soup: Tom Kha Gai
  • It also, use in bread, cabbage, fruits, and rice
  • It goes well with fennel, lemon grass
  • For recipes that ask for galangal root or ginger root, use a half teaspoon of powder for one slice of root
  • Add at the beginning of a dish to impart its flavour, or as a finishing sprinkle on top after blooming in a warm pan until fragrant

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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