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PINEAPPLE CURRY

Untitled-2 copyIngredients

1 ripe Pineapple, 1 large onion (sliced finely), 3 green chillies (sliced), 1 tsp Mc Currie crushed chillie, 1 tsp Mc Currie curry leaves, ½ tsp Mc Currie turmeric powder, 1” piece Mc Currie cinnamon quills, ½ tsp Mc Currie mustard seeds, 1 cup thick coconut milk, salt to taste, oil for frying and sugar

Method

Pare the pineapple and cut into cubes. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the green chillies, curry leaves, onions and cinnamon. After a while add the mustard seeds. When this mixture is well fried, add the pineapple cubes and temper. Thereafter, add the crushed chillie, turmeric powder and salt and let the mixture fry. Add the thick coconut milk and simmer on a low flame. Add sugar and remove from the fire.

Note: This curry is best eaten with Yellow Rice and even with Plain White Rice.

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Let’s Make a Date with Mc Currie

Let’s Make a Date with Mc Currie
As we launch
Our new product

DATE AND LIME CHUTNEY

 DATE & LIME CHUTNEY

Mc Currie on its fast track to enhancing its product range, comes up with its new product, Date and Lime Chutney, to make your taste buds work up an appetite only Mc Currie could do to you.

Traditionally chutneys are consumed with rice and a popular side dish in Asian countries. Turned out under stringent quality standards and fine quality ingredients, the Date and Lime Chutney that we have to offer you, will no doubt make you visit our showrooms or even the supermarkets, asking for more.

Lime in any form whether pickled or otherwise acts as a rice-puller and when dates are combined to turn out a Date and Lime Chutney, the way Mc Currie does, you can rest assured that the product will be a HIT amongst our customers.

The product is available at our Makumbura Showroom and will soon be available at our Maya Avenue Showroom and all supermarkets.

“Mc Currie” the name you keep in mind for all your culinary needs.

Home Remedies From Spices

Nutmeg and MaceNutmeg and mace

Nutmeg and Mace are plant products and of the same plant. Nutmeg is the seed and mace is the outer covering. This spice is expensive, but has many medicinal benefits. It is an amazing ayurvedic home remedy that can cure many physical and psychological ailments. Nutmeg is by appearance roughly egg shaped and has a rough shell, while Mace is the dried lacy reddish covering of the nutmeg.

Nutmeg assists in digestion and relieves nausea, vomiting, flatulence and diarrhea. Powdered nutmeg mixed with honey can be taken to cure diarrhea. Even children could be subject to this remedy. However, pregnant mothers should avoid this, as it may have harmful effects like miscarriage.

Insomnia

Nutmeg fruit paste made out of nutmeg powder processed with ghee and applied on the forehead induces restful sleep.

Menstrual Cramping

Nutmeg powder consumed with a little bee’s honey recued menstrual cramping.

Asthma

Mace is an excellent medicine to alleviate attacks of Asthma. Mace powder is administered in a dosage of 1 gm with honey 4-5 times a day.

Acne

Acne is something that most people face, especially females. Symptoms of acne are clogged pores, pimples and blackheads, which occur when your skin produced too much oil. When this oil comes in contact with dead skin cells, your skin becomes inflamed and blemishes are more likely to erupt. The University of Maryland, Medical Centre notes that acne is the most common skin problem, affecting 17 to 45 million in the USA alone. If you are one of them in the rest of the world, a home remedy may be effective at helping you clear your skin.

Nutmeg, Milk and Honey

Nutmeg’s mace has antifungal and antibacterial capabilities. According to Reader’s Digest Notes, honey helps kiss bacteria and may also promote wound healing. Honey may not only encourage your acne sore to heal fast, but also helps prevent future outbreaks. Compounds in milk are likely to have similar healing effects.

Preparation method of Nutmeg, Milk and Honey Paste

Mix honey, nutmeg powder and milk in a bowl. Use less milk and more honey and nutmeg, until it forms a thick consistency. Mix well. Apply a thick layer of the paste over the area affected by acne. Sandi Burner, Author of “Beauty and the Budget” suggests leaving nutmeg, milk and honey paste on your skin overnight before carefully rinsing it off. Powdered milk may also be used and would be easier to make a paste out of.

Note: If your skin becomes red or uncomfortable from any version of the above paste, discontinue use.

Note: Nutmeg can be very toxic. Use only the recommended medical amount and always consult a licensed medical practitioner before using nutmeg.

Mc Currie Sandwiches- Part 2

SANDWICHES the Mc Currie Way pic copy Pineapple ChutneyPineapple Chutney Sandwich

Ingredients

1 loaf of Sliced Sandwich Bread, 1 Bottle of Mc Currie pineapple chutney, butter or margarine.

Method
Apply butter or margarine on the slices of bread. Spread one tablespoon pineapple chutney. Cover with another slice of buttered bread and cut into triangles.

Note: Mc Currie mango, date or ambarella chutney could be used instead of pineapple chutney as well.

Sprats Badun Sandwiches

Ingredients

1 loaf of Sliced Sandwich Bread, 1 Bottle Mc Currie sprats badun, Mc Currie mustard cream, butter or magarine.

Method

In a bowl cream the butter and 2 tbsp mustard cream. Apply on the slice of bread. Spread 1 tbsp sprats badun over the buttered slices of bread. Cover with another slice of bread and cut into triangles.

 

R & D is key to the quality of Mc Currie

research and development

Mc Currie is always endeavouring to bring out its best for customers. Today’s customers can rely on a quality product due to the fact that our Research and Development Department studies every aspect of spices whether it’s in powder form, crushed etc. It is these spices that go to turn out our ready to eat jar products. Our Research and Development Deparment maps out product profiles that cover the history, ingredients, taste, culinary uses and medicinal benefits of the jar products, while raw products cover history/ introduction, plant characterization, chemistry, flavour, culinary uses and medicinal properties. At Mc Currie we consider it our responsibility to ensure that our customers are served with the best product along with the backing of our R&D department of highly skilled individuals.

Nutrition And Calorie Count Of Spices

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Nutritional facts and calorie details of spices have been used for centuries and contain a high volume of nutrition coupled with health friendliness. Today we bring to you information on calories in spices which will no doubt let you sit back and sigh in relief. Some spices and their fat and dietary fibre content are listed below.

Black Pepper
Calorie Content 0
Fibre Content 0g
Fat 0%
Ground Cinnamon
Calorie Content 6
Fibre Content 1.2g
Fat 0%
Red Chilli
Calorie Content 6
Fibre Content 0.5g
Fat 0%
Turmeric
Calore Content 8
Fibre Content 0.5g
Fat 0%
Ground Ginger
Calorie Content 6
Fibre Content 0.2g
Fat 0%
Ground Cumin
Calorie Content 0
Fibre Content 0g
Fat 0%
Curry Powder
Calorie Content 7
Fibre Content 0.7g
Fat 0%

For all your spice needs please visit the Mc Currie website

MEAT BALLS WITH A SPICY TWIST


MangoMEAT BALLS WITH A SPICY TWIST

Meat Balls are a favourite among the young and old. It is amazing what creativity can do when preparing food. Today I decided to have meat ball curry for lunch. While getting ready with the preparation, I remembered a Bottle of Mc Currie Mango Chutney which I had in the refrigerator. Contemplating how I could turn Meat Balls into a spicy dish, I came up with the following recipe. Mc Currie shares with you today “Meat Balls with a Spicy Twist’

INGREDIENTS

1 Pkt Meat Balls, 1 ½ tsp Mc Currie unroasted chilli powder, 1 tsp Mc Currie dark roasted curry powder, 1 tsp Mc Currie garam masala, ½ tsp Mc Currie crushed pepper, ½ tsp Mc Currie fenugreek seeds, 1 ½ tbsp Mc Currie mango chutney, ½ tsp Mc Currie garlic paste, ½ tsp Mc Currie mustard seeds, 1” inch piece Mc Currie cinnamon quills, 1” peace Mc Currie rampe, 1 tbsp Mc Currie curry leaves, 3 Mc Currie cloves, 3 Mc Currie cardamoms, 2 tbsp onions (sliced) 4 green chillies (sliced) 2 tomatoes (chopped) salt to taste, oil for frying, 1 cup of water

Method

Marinade for 5-10 minutes the meat balls with part of the chilli powder, dark roasted curry powder, garlic paste, salt and crushed pepper. In a wok heat the oil and add the balance curry powder, chilli powder, crushed pepper and garam masala. Fry well. Add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds pop, add the onions, green chillies, tomatoes, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon, curry leaves, rampe, salt to taste and mango chutney. While frying stir the mixture well. To this add the meat ball mixture and the water. Simmer on a low flame for 5-10 minutes.

This curry can be consumed with Rice, Bread, Roti or even Stringhoppers.

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