Thursday, September 6, 2012

Indian Pantry Essentials

After a conversation with my sister Janna, wherein she was surprised I don't use curry powder, I've put together a list of pantry essentials I personally recommend for Indian cooking. :) 

Coriander powder
Turmeric powder
Pure red chili powder (an acceptable substitute is cayenne pepper)
Garam masala powder
Mustard seeds (black)
Cumin seeds
Fennel seeds
Cinnamon stick (whole)
Cloves (whole)
Green cardamom pods (whole)
Star anise (whole)
Bay leaves (whole cassia leaves)
Black peppercorn (whole and ground)
Red chiles (dried, whole)
Toor dal (yellow split peas)
Masoor dal (red/pink lentils)
Basmati rice

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