Spice up your kitchen

At this time of year, the weather, our mood, even the seasonal food available can seem a little dull. I always get the urge to cook spicy vegetable dishes with colour and exotic flavours to liven up my taste buds. Last week, I cooked them every night

1st February, 2015
Aloo tikki (potato fritters with sizzled tomatoes)

Spices are dried seeds/fruit/root or bark. They are used in cooking to add flavour and colour and sometimes also as as a preservative. Although they have little or no nutritional value, many have medicinal qualities.

I think of spices in categories. There are the hot, pungent spices such as cayenne, chilli and paprika; the fragrant spices – cardamom, coriander, saffron and cumin; the earthy ones – all spice, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon; and the...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Appetite For Distraction: this week’s home entertainment picks

TV review: Moody Northern thriller reawakens a troubled past

Radio review: National broadcaster shines when it puts children at centre

TV Review: Psychological thriller lurches into realms of the ludicrous