?s re ground almonds in Nigell'a Mughlai Chicken
- foxy fairy Dec 14, 2008 07:48 AM
1. I am going to try Nigella's Mughlai chicken, which calls for "ground almonds." Ground almonds -- would that be the same as almond flour? I'm guessing that I can find it at Whole Foods or (better) the Indian grocery. Checking in advance, though.
2. Anyone made this dish?? Any suggested tweaks?
Ground almonds are, er, blanched almonds that have been ground! Never heard of almond flour - not sure if it's the same thing.
I haven't made this dish, but I have made things with ground almonds, and they aren't the same as almond flour. The consistency of the ground nuts is usually really nice. Just zap them in your mini-prep or similar - very easy.
I've never heard of almond flour, only almond powder with saffron or some other flavoring used to mix with milk (like ovaltine or horlicks). Ground almonds in an Indian recipe means literally ground almonds as greedygirl described. You can buy the almonds in an Indian store & use a spice grinder at home.
I know some Indian dishes use almond butter (or cashew butter) as a thickener for the sauce...?