Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Europe > Hungary
Reload this Page >

The recipe thread

The recipe thread

Old Jun 17th 2014, 10:52 am
  #181  
Somewhere rather noisy .
 
BEVS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Below
Posts: 37,475
BEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by Polgardi View Post
I recently made a trip to Dubai and came back with lots of curry powders and spices. I am a big fan or tumeric. Do Hungarians use tumeric in any of their dishes? I gave some to a Hungarian friend to use in her rice and she is now a convert.
My good Hungarian friends here in New Zealand do.
BEVS is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 10:57 am
  #182  
I bite my thumb at thee
Thread Starter
 
Rural Hungary's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,479
Rural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The recipe thread

Thought you might like this one Pol. Our village shop even sells tumeric and I know none of them cook curry. As the shop only ever stocks items which sell on a regular basis, there must be some "secret" use for it hmm, I wonder if Fen's wife knows.
Rural Hungary is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 10:59 am
  #183  
I bite my thumb at thee
Thread Starter
 
Rural Hungary's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,479
Rural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
My good Hungarian friends here in New Zealand do.
Do you know if they only use it to colour rice or do they cook with it Bevs?
Rural Hungary is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 11:00 am
  #184  
Forum Regular
 
Lady Zelda's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2014
Location: West of Gyor
Posts: 100
Lady Zelda is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: The recipe thread

Thanks a million Rich.
LZ x
Lady Zelda is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 11:05 am
  #185  
Somewhere rather noisy .
 
BEVS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Below
Posts: 37,475
BEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by Rural Hungary View Post
Do you know if they only use it to colour rice or do they cook with it Bevs?
It's in the cooking AFAIK. Never seen coloured rice.They think it has good properties.
BEVS is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 11:12 am
  #186  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 297
richardmc has a spectacular aura aboutrichardmc has a spectacular aura aboutrichardmc has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by Lady Zelda View Post
Thanks a million Rich.
LZ x
szívesen
richardmc is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 11:13 am
  #187  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 297
richardmc has a spectacular aura aboutrichardmc has a spectacular aura aboutrichardmc has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by Polgardi View Post
I recently made a trip to Dubai and came back with lots of curry powders and spices. I am a big fan or tumeric. Do Hungarians use tumeric in any of their dishes? I gave some to a Hungarian friend to use in her rice and she is now a convert.
Tumeric is a natural antiseptic I believe.
richardmc is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 11:17 am
  #188  
I bite my thumb at thee
Thread Starter
 
Rural Hungary's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,479
Rural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
It's in the cooking AFAIK. Never seen coloured rice.They think it has good properties.
That's along the lines I'm thinking. Tumeric has many good properties, one is supposed to be as a cure/relief for arthritis, inflammation and the like. Wondering if the older villagers use it during the winter as a medicinal aid.
Rural Hungary is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 11:21 am
  #189  
Forum Regular
 
Lady Zelda's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2014
Location: West of Gyor
Posts: 100
Lady Zelda is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: The recipe thread

In Hungary the Turmeric is known as Kurkuma, or Indian Saffron or Thai tulip.

It is mainly used here in food colouring salamis, pates, crisps, margarine, etc, and it is used mainly in medicine with its anti-inflammatory and anti bacterial qualities.

I have never known anybody who used Turmeric in the Hungarian cooking. I only started using myself when I moved to the UK and started experimenting with Indian cooking.

LZ x
Lady Zelda is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 11:35 am
  #190  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,271
FenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by Rural Hungary View Post
Thought you might like this one Pol. Our village shop even sells tumeric and I know none of them cook curry. As the shop only ever stocks items which sell on a regular basis, there must be some "secret" use for it hmm, I wonder if Fen's wife knows.
I'll ask her .....
FenTiger is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 11:40 am
  #191  
I bite my thumb at thee
Thread Starter
 
Rural Hungary's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,479
Rural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The recipe thread

Cheers Fen, I know a couple of people who use it in their batter mix to give a richer colour, might just be that When we first mistakenly bought a packet, we were surprised due to the lack of availability of other spices.
Rural Hungary is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 11:46 am
  #192  
BE Enthusiast
 
Pollypaprika's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 873
Pollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by Rural Hungary View Post
Cheers Fen, I know a couple of people who use it in their batter mix to give a richer colour, might just be that When we first mistakenly bought a packet, we were surprised due to the lack of availability of other spices.
Yes, I was surprised at the lack of availability of other spices, hence why I stocked up in Dubai.

Thanks Fen also
Pollypaprika is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 1:28 pm
  #193  
Forum Regular
 
Lady Zelda's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2014
Location: West of Gyor
Posts: 100
Lady Zelda is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: The recipe thread

There are lots of Asian herbs and spices, Ladies, you just have to buy them in special stores in Budapest.

Tesco used to sell lots of Indian spices, including Garam masala paste, but they discontinued it a few years ago as nobody was interested in the Indian cuisine. I actually spoke to the Director about it once, as I used to buy it for making Onion Bhajis and other dishes then suddenly they stopped selling it, therefore I wanted to know.

If you need Indian spices, Austria is just near the corner. They sell everything Polgardi . Wow, you sound like the original Spice Girls! Long way to go just for some spices! I struggle to drive to Aldi!
LZ x

I hope it helps.
Lady Zelda is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 1:46 pm
  #194  
I bite my thumb at thee
Thread Starter
 
Rural Hungary's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,479
Rural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond reputeRural Hungary has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by Polgardi View Post
Yes, I was surprised at the lack of availability of other spices, hence why I stocked up in Dubai.

Thanks Fen also
Yes, grab them while you can - a holiday combined with catching up with friends and the bonus of a shopping trip! I wouldn't mind a visit to the Moroccan souks, the spice stalls in the medinas are quite amazing. It's the ones such as fenugreek seeds, methi, ajwain and the like which are difficult to find though fortunately, they last as I don't use them very often.
Rural Hungary is offline  
Old Jun 17th 2014, 1:49 pm
  #195  
BE Enthusiast
 
Pollypaprika's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 873
Pollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of lightPollypaprika is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: The recipe thread

Originally Posted by Rural Hungary View Post
Yes, grab them while you can - a holiday combined with catching up with friends and the bonus of a shopping trip! I wouldn't mind a visit to the Moroccan souks, the spice stalls in the medinas are quite amazing. It's the ones such as fenugreek seeds, methi, ajwain and the like which are difficult to find though fortunately, they last as I don't use them very often.
I did...I did :-) I loved the spice souk....you could smell it before you saw it. I bought so many different types of spices and some things I didn't even know what they were. I just bung them all in the curry...love it. Unfortunately my herbs and spices don't last. I have even kept back a spice bottle set which was supposed to be a gift for a friend (don't worry, I gave them something else). I am not that mean
Pollypaprika is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.