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Old 01-06-2007, 01:47 PM   #1
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Whole Black Mustard Seed Substitution

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I have a recipe for Indian Vegi Stew that calls for whole black mustard seeds.
What are they and how are they different then the regular ones? I only have regular ones. Also could i substitute mustard powder?

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Yes, you can sub the powder. Alas, the whole black mustards will add a different dimention to your dish. More powerful, yet smoother.
You and I know that not everyone has everyTHING. Im betting you will still enjoy your dish.
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Hmmm, maybe I will see if i can find them. Beside one can never have to many spices
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Black mustard seeds have a different flavor and pungency than ground yellow mustard powder. Black mustard seeds, and a first sub choice would be brown mustard seeds, are common in India .. the yellow mustard seeds are from the West.
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Wow i thought there were only the yellow seeds! Now i will have to investigate the other 2. I've only used Yellow ones in Spring Lamb Stew. I wonder if i have had them before?
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Old 01-13-2007, 05:48 PM   #6
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Wow i thought there were only the yellow seeds! Now i will have to investigate the other 2. I've only used Yellow ones in Spring Lamb Stew. I wonder if i have had them before?
If you have an Indian grocery close by, splash out one day and buy a bag of black (or brown) mustard seeds. They're not expensive, but when you cook with them, they're extraordinary! Sizzle them in a little ghee (or oil) for a minute or two until they start to pop, then add to your favourite dish.
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