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Spice: Amchoor Powder

Amchoor, sometimes spelt  ‘Amchur’, is a spice made from unripe mangoes that are dried and then ground to a powder. It is used throughout south and south-east Asia but is particularly associated with Indian cookery. It is a little surprising that the powder has not been very widely embraced in the west, since the fresh fruit is fairly widely recognized, but it is a very nice and useful addition to the spice cabinet… Continue reading “Spice: Amchoor Powder”

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Experiment: Pork with Mango Pickle

In my recent ‘Foodstuffs’ post featuring Patak’s Hot Mango Pickle , I mentioned that, while I wasn’t especially keen on this product in its intended use as a pickle, I did think that it might work well as a Masala to use as a sauce base. Mango seemed like it might best compliment a pork dish and thus I conceived of the dish you see above…  Continue reading “Experiment: Pork with Mango Pickle”