Indian Spices . Spices and aromatics are the very heart of Indian cooking. They have been used since ancient times. They were mentioned in the ancient Hindu scriptures called the Vedas, ancient Egyptian papyruses and the Old Testament.
Green Chile Powder and How to Use It - MJ's Kitchen
Green chile powder is the result of drying fresh picked green chile peppers, removing the stems, and then grinding into a powder. Removal of the veins and seeds during this process yields a more intense green chile flavor; however, removal of the veins and seeds also reduces the "heat" in the resulting powder, as well as just being a very laborious task.
The word "banana" is a general term embracing a number of species or hybrids in the genus Musa of the family Musaceae. Some species such as M. Basjoo Sieb. & Zucc. of Japan and M. ornata Roxb., native from Pakistan to Burma, are grown only as ornamental plants or for fiber.
The Food Timeline--history notes: algae to creamed onions
Algae Algae, seaweed, nori, kaiso, agar agar, miuk, carrageen, Irish moss, spirulina, tecuilatl: vitamin rich edible gifts from the sea. Consumed from prehistoric times forward, culinary applications depend upon place/period/people.