So I had a very short trip of 5 days to Dubai for some vital family reunion. I spent 3 x half-days in Spice Bazzar (aka Iranian bazaar). Away from razzle dazzles of Dubai.
Here are a couple of pictures from the stuff that I shopped. Planning to cook for my blog with most of them in my next few posts. You can shop most of these from Asian shops, widely available ( just more expensive!)
Black lime: I am well familiar with. Used in many middle-eastern dishes. Planning to make a Split lentil and lamb stew with them.
The semi dried plums are what is used in Arabic/ Persian/ Moroccan cooking. I have noticed many western version of recipes substitute plums with seedless dried apricots.
The reasons I have included the common Cinnamon and pine nuts in this post are to say : how cheap the cinnamon bag was; about 25 very fragrant sticks for less than £2.
pine nuts made their way to this pic because: Most people (including myself) know them as expensive nuts for Italian cooking. But outside EU they have a different reputation, and I’m planning to cook something outside the box with them .
And just some photos that I took in the Spice bazaar. Just in case you find them interesting :
Thanks for looking and come back soon!