Also known as Laos powder, ground galangal comes from a dried root similar
in many ways to ginger.
uses: Add a pinch of the powder
in place of ginger to stir-fries, curries or soups.
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recipe kits: malay beef rendang, thai massaman beef, thai yellow curry,
Also known as Laos powder, ground galangal comes from a dried root similar in many ways to ginger. The scent is however, far more perfumed than ginger and in fact the spice is used in some perfumery applications in Asia.
Galangal is often used in Indonesian and Malaysian cookery and the hot, fragrant flavour is suitable in small quantities in many seafood curries and soup. Once valued highly in Europe, the spice has become obscure.
Replace about an inch of peeled and chopped fresh galangal with 1 teaspoon of galangal powder. Or Use a mixture of fresh ginger and galangal powder to get a fresh galangal flavour.
Quite perfumed – don’t need to use a huge amount. ½ teaspoon would be plenty in a curry.
Add a pinch of the powder in place of ginger to stir-fries, curries or soups
South east asian, coconut milk based curries.
Javanese curries, Indonesian rendangs, nasi goring