Monday, 12 May 2014

Spice it up giveaway (c/d 16 June 2014 NOW CLOSED)

Browsing the aisle of spices in Waitrose, I have spotted that some of their Cooks' Ingredients have been on offer, and grabbed three little tubs for my giveaway.



What could you win?
I love Ras el Hanout, and use this spice mix quite often, adding a bit to any meat dish or roasted vegetables. If you haven't tried it before, give it a go, you will love it. Ras el hanout is a Moroccan cuisine blend, and its ingredients include ginger powder, paprika, cassia, coriander powder, cumin powder, demerara sugar, turmeric powder, chilli powder, black pepper, allspice, cardamom, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, nutmeg and rose petals. Use it as a rub for meat or sprinkle during the cooking to add a wonderful deep flavour. And the aroma is a pure delight!

Panch Phoran is a Bengali spice mix, used to season a variety of dishes. It is lovely in curries. It consists of black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek and kalonji seeds. It will easily jazz up fried potatoes, or cauliflower dal.

The third spice is a well known and much loved Garam Masala. This aromatic mix of ground spices is perfect in the Indian cuisine dishes, like curries, or use it to make spiced chai. You can also add a bit to your crumbles or bakes. The ingredients include ground cassia, ground black pepper, ground cardamom and ground clove.




This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with anything or anyone. All the spices are bought by me, and once the winner is selected, I will post the prize myself.

T&Cs:

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All the other steps are optional, you don't have to do them all. All it takes to win is just one entry. 
Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you can tweet daily to increase your chances). 
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only. Once the Rafflcopter picks the winner, I will check if the winner has done what was requested. I will contact the winner, if they do not reply within 28 days, the prize will be allocated to another person.
The giveaway will close on 16 June midnight (from the 15th to 16th). 

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117 comments:

  1. I'd use the Panch Phoran in a potato and chickpea curry.

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  2. I would make a curry with Garam Masala

    Ashleigh

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  3. I'd use the Garam Masala for a nice curry x

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  4. Garam masala in a veggie curry

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  5. Garam Masala in a dopiaza curry

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  6. Garam Masala in a dopiaza curry

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  7. So much better than a paste

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  8. masala for curry yum yum xx

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  9. masala on some roasted veg

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  10. Garam Masala - I would use it for Garam Masala Seared Haddock which I saw a recipe for a while back, it looked and sounded delicious and would love to try making it myself.

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  11. The Garam Masala in a vegetable curry.

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  12. the Garam Masala, in a meat curry

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  13. Garam Masala in a beautiful curry

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  14. Garam Masala in a king prawn curry

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  15. Ras el Hanout in a veggie bake:)

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  16. i would make a lamb curry with the Garam Masala

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  17. I would use the Garam Masala in a curry.

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  18. I love onion seeds & fenugreek so would plump for the Panch Phoran first in some kind of veggie curry I have yet to devise but am already devouring in my mind ;)

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  19. Garam Masala to make a nice curry from leftovers

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  20. masala to spice up some potatoes

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  21. Panch Phoran to make a lovely lamb curry

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  22. i would use it to make Cauliflower Dal

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  23. Ras el Hanout in a chicken and preserved lemon dish I often make.

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  24. The Garam Masala for a turkey curry.

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  25. masala, with some braised beef!

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  26. I'd use the Panch Phoran in a potato and cauliflower curry

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  27. Lamb kebabs with the Ras el Hanout.

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  28. masala infused sweet potato cchips :) x

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  29. Garam Masala and I would make a curry

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  30. garam masala I use it for curries and rice dishes x maria blythin

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  31. Which spice would you use first and in what dish if you win?
    Panch Phoran in a chicken curry as l have not used this spice before

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  32. Garam Masala in a nice hot chicken curry

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  33. garam masala in some sort of curry that we can make

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  34. The ras el hanoui in a lamb tagine

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  35. I would use ras el hanout to make lamb kebabs with vegetables.

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  36. I would use Ras El Hanout to make spicy Moriccan lamb with chickpeas and couscous

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  37. It would be the Ras-el-Hanout, which I'd use to make a vegetarian shakshouka - fantastic first thing in the morning!
    (https://www.facebook.com/sophie.hudson.77)

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  38. Mrs Pauline Wood18 May 2014 at 22:04

    garum masala in a curry

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  39. I'd use the garam masala in a curry recipe my friend just sent me!

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  40. I'd love to try the Garam Masala!

    http://ninegrandstudent.co.uk/

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  41. I would use the Ras el Hanout in a tagine, yum!

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  42. Panch Phoran to make a beef curry

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  43. Garam Masala for a lamb biriani

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  44. Garam Masala in an aubergine curry

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  45. Garam masala in a curry. mmmmmmmmm

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  46. I would use Garam Masala first and in a curry

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  47. Garam Masala in a chicken curry

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  48. Garam masala in some kind of curry!

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  49. Res El Hanoit - in some meat dish - beef or pork
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  50. oh desisions a masala curry sounds yummy

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  51. I would use the Ras el Hanout on smoked chicken, for starters. All of these spices sound so wonderful!

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  52. Interested to try the Panch Phoran in a curry! I'm already a heavy user of garam masala so would be nice to try something new!

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  53. the Garam Masala is great for a curry, cannot beat a good curry, yummy

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  54. Panch Phoran sounds interesting, love to try it in a potato and cauliflower dry side dish maybe.

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  55. Panch Phoran in chicken curry
    pinkstone@hotmail.com
    jessica agyin

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  56. The masala for a curry.
    claire.bob23@hotmail.co.uk

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  57. Garam Masala in a vegetarian curry.
    chris.hill97@yahoo.co.uk

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  58. The Ras El Hanout in a Morrocan Meatball Stew.

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  59. ras el hanout - I'd use it with salmon for a spicy fish dish

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  60. The garam masala in a madras curry

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  61. I'd use the Panch Phoran first

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  62. I'd try Ras el Hanout on roasted vegetables as per your suggestion!

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  63. The garam masala in a curry! :)

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  64. Ras el hanout - in a nice Moroccan lamb stew! Sounds delicious!

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  65. GARAM MASALA IN MY TASTY CURRY :)

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  66. Id do a Tagine with the Ras el Hanout

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  67. I'd use the garam masala first in a chicken or lamb curry.

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  68. i use Panch Phoran regularly as the first ingredient toasted in my chicken dupiaza it gives it a lovely flavour.

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  69. Garam Masala in my lentil dahl

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  70. Garam Masala to make a yummy vegetarian curry LOVELY :)

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  71. Rebecca Gransden12 June 2014 at 15:30

    Ras el hanout - Moroccan mushroom and chickpea dish would be first on my list

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  72. Garam Masala in a king prawn curry

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  73. I would use Panch Phoran in a chicken curry.

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  74. I'd add Ras-el-Hanout to a beef dish with roasted potatoes

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  75. Garam Masala in a dopiaza

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  76. Garam masala, would try to make a curry, bit of a useless cook

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  77. I'd make a lovely lamb and apricot tangine with the Ras el Hanout

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  78. Ras el Hanout on a marinade for chicken kebabs with hummous

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  79. Garam Masala - Love curry

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  80. I would use the Panch Phoran in a curry served with with jasmine rice

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  81. I'd make a vegetable curry with the garam masala

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  82. The Garam Masala in a prawn curry

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  83. The Dutch Spiced Cookies look nice and the Dutch won as well

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  84. Garam masala, I love cooking curries x

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  85. I'd use Garam Masala in my chicken curry

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  86. I would use the garam masala first .I slice potatoes (skin on) into wedges, toss in olive oil and sprinkle with the garam masala. Cook in the oven for about 40 minutes, depending on how small you made the wedges, turning occasionally. Serve with balti salmon - salmon fillet, covered with balti paste and sprinkled with coconut. Cook the salmon in the oven for abour 20 mins. Delicious! :-)

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  87. Ras el Hanout in a lamb tagine maybe

    @jaizduck

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  88. Ras el Hanout I would season on fresh salmon the steam it

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  89. garam masala in a chicken bhuna

    kay panayi

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  90. Garam masala for one of my speciality carrys

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  91. Tracy Templeman15 June 2014 at 16:26

    I would use Ras el Hanout to rub on pork loins or chops and leave to take in all the flavours of this wonderful creation. The BBQ (weather permitting) served with a crispy salad.

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  92. I would use the garam masala first for my favourite chicken curry, but i'd also love experimenting with the spices

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  93. make a beautiful tasty curry firstly using garam masala

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  94. Garam Masala for a lovely fish curry :)

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  95. id use Garam masala in a delicious curry

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  96. Garam masala in a chicken and mushroom curry!!

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  97. Garam Masala in a curry
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  98. Panch Phoran Aloo panchporan (Stir-fried potatoes)

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