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Old 02-19-2014, 01:06 PM   #1
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Should I crush yellow mustard seeds for curry?

I have a recipe to follow to make a mild curry. The recipe calls for mustard seeds. Should I crush them or just throw them in whole? Thanks :)

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Old 02-19-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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I leave them whole. I love mild curries as well as 'spicier' ones. If you crush them it shouldn't make a lot of difference to the heat of the dish. it's quite nice to leave them just to show and add a bit of texture to the dish. This is my own opinion of course . I'm sure it will be fine. Enjoy................any snow with you yet?I Lived in the highlands for 20 yrs!!
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I like the texture of whole mustard seeds. The recipe would probably have called for ground mustard if that's what it meant, IMHO.
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Does the recipe say to heat the mustard seeds until they start to pop? If so, they are probably intended to be whole if it doesn't state otherwise.
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Old 02-19-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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I have a recipe to follow to make a mild curry. The recipe calls for mustard seeds. Should I crush them or just throw them in whole? Thanks :)
Throw them in whole. Otherwise, the recipe would call for mustard powder.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the responses. The seeds will remain whole.

No snow here; it's actually unusually warm today but I'm told it's getting cold again shortly.
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Good for you.
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