Mustard Seeds


Mustard seeds are the proverbially small seeds of the various mustard plants

In the Indian subcontinent they are often used whole, and are quickly fried in oil until they pop to impart a flavor to the oil.The seeds can come from three different plants: black mustard (B.Nigra) brown Indian mustard (B.Juncea), and white or yellow mustard (B.hirta/Sinapisalba)

Its mainly used for seasoning in Indian cooking. Its gives wonderful aroma and flavour to the receipe. Mustard seeds is also available in all Indian stores nicely packed..

3 comments:

Sangeeta said...

Vidhya, this is good but you have to come up with all that we Indians use and let me tell you, it is a lot of work and study. Go ahead.

By the way, why don't you post much on this blog?

Sangeeta said...

What is the meaning of 'anjaraipetti'. You know I had a Tamil friend (Vimala) and when I told her to teach me some Tamil words, she did but with a request to go and tell her husband (a good friend of mine)what I learnt. Mind you, I did not know the meanings. So, when I blurted out those words to her hubby, his reaction was 'aiaio'. Then when she told me the meanings, .... (you can understand). It was so hilarious.

Vidhya said...

You are right. I am searching for books in the library here for this. As you said, I need to cover a lot of stuff which i dont is possible immediately with my toddlers.

If you want I can teach you tamil - anjaraipetti is something (u might have seen the picture) in which we put coriander seeds, pepper, cumin, channa dhal, urad dhall, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, in the small cups and red chillies on the top plate (which I have not taken). These are the basic spices we use daily. Anjarai means five rooms (anju-five; arai-room). But mostly this box will have seven room that is seven cups.