Like a black mung bean but slightly sweeter and creamier, use in the same way as mung beans. A base for many dals and goes well with red kidney beans cooked together. Urid Beans are a good source of protein and are high in dietary fibre.
Available in 500g bags.
Gram Flour is the finest gram flour available in the UK and is the UK's gram flour brand leader. Unlike other gram flours which are often made from ground chick peas, Natco Gram Flour is made from 100% Chana Dal. It has a slightly nutty flavour and an earthy aroma and is used generally as a thickener for curries and soups and to make pakora and bhajia batters.
One of the most popular spices used in rice dishes. The large oval-shaped black pods release a warm, aromatic flavor. Unlike the green pods, this cardamom is rarely used in deserts and sweet dishes. Black cardamom is now a staple in African, Indian and Middle Eastern cooking. Because of the drying process which involves roasting over open fires, black cardamom has a unique smoky flavor and is just excellent in rice. Use sparingly as it has a rich flavour.
Available on 20 x 50g pack.
Deggi Mirch is a unique, age-old blend, processed from special varieties of colourful Indian red chillies. It is mildly hot and imparts glowing natural red colour to curried dishes making them palatable.