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My Kitchen Rules South Africa

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Journey into an Indian kitchen

27 September 2021
Spice up your life!
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On the last episode of My Kitchen Rules SA, culinary couple Nevi and Craig took us on an Indian adventure packed with flavour, exoticness, and charm.

In honour of their Instant Restaurant, Relish the Thyme, we'd love to share some of the Indian terms used for these fine ingredients.


Dhania aka coriander/cilantro

The must-have herb in every kitchen. Every good dish becomes great once you garnish it with some dhania, especially when you're getting ready to prepare a lovely curry.

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Manja/haldi/arad aka turmeric

This spice adds rich colour, aroma, and flavour to most Indian dishes. Warm up some milk and honey, stir in, and enjoy the perfect drink.

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Sabja seeds/falooda seeds aka basil seeds

Sabja seeds closely resemble chia seeds and can be used in a variety of drinks, shakes, and desserts. It also has great health benefits.

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Puli/imli aka tamarind

Known for its rich colour and tangy flavour, tamarind is often used to create unique sauces, chutneys, or a base for many curries and other exotic dishes.

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Elaichi aka cardamon

This spice is known for its very strong flavour and is used in both savoury and sweet Indian dishes. It also aids in indigestion. 

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Jeera aka cumin

Jeera releases immense flavours when fried and brings together the perfect Indian dish. It is also used to bring unique taste in baking and savoury Indian snacks.

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Share your special or unique food terms with us using the hashtag #MKRSA  on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook

WATCH: Nevi and Craig talk about their Instant Restaurant.

Check out the delicious recipe for spicy bhajias here.

My Kitchen Rules SA is available on DStv Premium on M-Net (Channel 101) every Sunday at 6pm as well as live streamed on the DStv App, and on DStv Catch up through the DStv App or DStv Explora. Visit the show page for exclusive show content and join the conversation on TwitterInstagram and Facebook, using #MKRSA and #MNet101.