Hard to find
Special Ingredients
ORIENTAL

Soba Noodles - made with buckwheat
and has many varieties:
Cha soba: flavored with green tea
powder
Inaka soba: "country soba", thick  
soba made with whole buckwheat
Jinenjo soba: flavored with wild
yam flour
Mugi soba: flavored with mugwort
Sarashina soba: thin, light-colored
soba, made with refined buckwheat


Sushi Rice - only use this rice to
make sushi rolls
Black Rice
Green Rice
Botan White Rice
Banana Leaves
Bamboo Leaves
Nori - seaweed sheets for making
sushi and soups
Palm Sugar - Get the paste; it's easier
to mix with liquids than the hardened
one
Eel - in can
Unagi Sauce
Wasabi - Japanese hot horseradish
Pickled Ginger - serve on side with
sushi rolls
Rice Vinegar - needed to make sushi
rice
Sushi Sauces - top your rolls
Gyoza Dipping Sauce - for potstickers
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ITALIAN

Pink Peppercorns
Juniper Berries in water
Semolina - Course grain flour
important for making pasta
PIZZA

00 Flour
Vital Wheat Gluton
Ground Fennel - sprinkle a bit into
your pizza dough
Carnation Dry Milk
GREEK

Grape Leaves - stuffed usually with
meat
Greek Caviar
Kefalograviera Cheese
Graviera Cheese - used for Saganaki
Greek Coffee
INDIAN

Ghee - Clarified Butter (milk fat
removed)

Black Salt

Ginger Garlic Paste

Cumin Seeds
Jeera - Black cumin seeds

Caraway Seeds

Tumeric

Tandori Masala

Garam Masala

Chat Masala

Corn Flour

Garam Chickpea Flour

Chickpea Noodles

Wheat Flour
Rice Flour - Used to make Dosa, a
rice pancake type crepe, as well as in
some desserts
Semolina Flour - for crunchy coating
on fried foods, as well as in breads
and sweets

Curry Powder

Garlic Paste

Fenugreek

Coconut Milk
Coconut Cream


Mustard Seeds

Mustard Oil

Black Peppercorns

Paneer - substitute farmer's cheese,
ricotta salata, or tofu  (the latter makes
the recipe vegan). Can be found in
high end grocery stores, and
sometimes at Costco.
Here's a video
of how to make it at home,
and a recipe that adds heavy whipping
cream
HERE

Saffron - threads very expensive

Hing

Fresh Mint

Coriander - ground and fresh

Cardamon PODS

Cinnamon Sticks

Jaggery - dark brown sugar from
sugar cane with molasses

Skinless Chicken - You can easily
remove with paper towels and tug it
away/discard

Rice - Basmati is commonly used

Chutney's - Numerous kinds, found in
cookbooks

Green Mango

Puffed Rice - not sweet

Shredded Coconut

DAL - are basically lentils, available in
yellow, red, black and green

Samosa Tools (if you don't want to
make you own, you can substitute
either won ton wrappers or egg roll
wrappers found in grocery store
refrigerated section- usually by
produce)
MEXICAN and SPANISH

Corn Husks - to make sausages or
tamales
Bomba Rice - use when making paella
Saffron
Sazon - a more affordable version of
Saffron
SAUSAGE KITCHEN

Casings -
Hog - for regular sized
sausages
Sheep - for smaller thinner
sausages
Beef - for thicker sausages like
salami
VEGETABLE casings for vegetarian
OR
forming your sausage into a leaf--
such as  
grape leaves or banana
leaves
or into a corn husk.
GRILLING

RUBS
come in all different varieties,
based on locations of cooking styles in
the US.
Try this pac:
Carolina, Kansas City,
Santa Fe Coffee Rub ORDER here
on AMAZON

There's also the "Western Style" which
includes
California, Texas and
Kansas City ORDER here on AMAZON

If you like blacked grilled foods, try
Salt Free Cajun Blackening
Seasoning to apply after putting a bit
of oil on food.
ORDER here on
AMAZON