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    • Smurphington
    • By Smurphington 15th Sep 18, 6:22 PM
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    Yellow mustard seeds
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    • 15th Sep 18, 6:22 PM
    Yellow mustard seeds 15th Sep 18 at 6:22 PM
    Hi I have found some yellow mustard seeds lurking in my cupboards - can anyone give me any recipe inspiration with what to do with them?!
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    • Wraithlady
    • By Wraithlady 15th Sep 18, 6:36 PM
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    Assuming you don't have enough for home-made mustard, I would use them in Indian or South Asian-style dishes.

    There's a recipe I had (which I can't find atm) for a side dish which uses grated carrots, water or stock, salt, turmeric and mustard seeds. Heat a glug of oil in a pan, cook the (about 1 tbsp) mustard until it pops, add the remaining spices (about 1 tsp of each), then the carrots, fry for a minute or two then add 2-3 tbsp water or stock. Goes well with curries - it's quite dry but very flavourful.
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    • 16th Sep 18, 8:41 AM
    I use some to make chana dal, thy loo like split peas or lentils, very cheap in Asda, cook with various spices, I just made up amounts, didn't really follow a recipe, they make a thick stew, or a side dish, or a soup depending on how much water you add, good for diabetics [low GI] and very filling.
    Also, you could make picallili and chuck them in there. Pickle some onione or cucumber with them.
    • tiredwithtwins
    • By tiredwithtwins 16th Sep 18, 5:08 PM
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    I use it in saag aloo .. I always find spuds and spinach in the reduced section at supermarkets, so have loads made up in the freezer ..
    good glug of oil and a big knob of butter,
    heat slowly in a pan (I have a pan I just use for curry)
    add a tablespoon of yellow mustard seeds and gently fry
    when they start popping, add a tsp of cumin, tsp of turmeric and a tsp of garam masala .. if you want it hotter, add more of each and also a tsp of chilli/cayenne
    stir,
    add a heap of cooked, cubed spuds and cook for a few mins then add couple of handfuls of spinach .. allow to wilt,
    then serve and eat!!


    I like it very mild and like to be able to taste the mustard seeds, but if you like it hotter then just adjust the spices ..
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