Mustard oil question.
Hi all, I’m following Hari’s Tandoori chicken for a BBQ dish.
I can’t get hold of mustard oil locally, is there a substitute?
Also I believe in some places says it’s non edible due to the erucic acid?
Can anyone shed some light on this please?
Thanks,
Mark.

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Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Oh here’s he blog @marktaylor75 https://www.harighotra.co.uk/blog/news/first-edible-mustard-oil

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Totally agree @boo it’s only for certain dishes to add a bite. It’s too heavy for everything. Great with fish and veg dishes though.

marktaylor75
about 1 year

Thanks Boo !

boo
about 1 year

Hello @marktaylor75 When you cannot get it locally, Amazon offers mustard oil. It gives a very special nice flavour to your dishes. In USA and Europe, oils with more than 5% erucic acid must be declared “only for external use”. By heating the mustard oil highly the erucic acid becomes effectless. Unfortunately omega-3 and omega-6 as well. As I don’t use it every day, I think fatty degeneration of heart will not be a problem. So I use it (max 2 tbsp per dish) and enjoy the tasteful spicy flavour. I don’t use it for frying pakoras, samosas etc.

marktaylor75
about 1 year

Thanks Sue & Hari.

marktaylor75
about 1 year

Smashing, perfect timing I was just about to heat up some mustard seeds in oil.
But might just go for the rapeseed oil as there’s a bottle looking at me! 👀

Hari Ghotra
about 1 year

Thanks @Sue Geen that’s pretty much spot on. I have just put a blog live on my website about mustard oil if you want more info @marktaylor75
A good substitute is rapeseed oil. Hope this helps!

Sue Geen
about 1 year

most bottles of mustard seed oil are marked 'non edible', due to the eruric acid issue. however, KTC have just started to sell a blended mustard seed oil for human consumption. 😁👏😁👏.
https://twitter.com/TheGrocer/status/1028953056711458821?s=08
can't wait for it to be stocked in the supermarkets!, and maybe @Hari Ghotra will sell it in her store?
in the meantime I think Hari said you could use oil with mustard seeds fried in as a substitute. @Hari Ghotra ?