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7 Essential Indian Spices For Your Kitchen


Indian spices are an essential part of Indian food, no matter which part of India you go. In India, you will find an array of spices. They come in whole and ground variety and are used to make delicious dishes. One of the interesting facts about the Indian spices is that they not only add taste to the food, they have many health benefits. You can combine the spices to create something really delicious and new.

Including Indian spices in diet can work wonders for you. Here is a list of some of the most essentials Indian spices for your kitchen:

1.      Cardamom
Cardamom is one of the spices used in the “Garam Masala”. They come in two varieties- green and black. Both the type of cardamom has different features. The green one is sweet and fragrant, and is used to add flavor to lassi or dessert. Its aroma is another feature that can make any food look and feel delicious. The black cardamom on the other hand is a little stronger. It can add strong flavor to the dishes but make sure that you use it carefully.
Cardamom is one of the essential Indian spices that can be used in a variety of ways to prepare food and add a unique flavor to it. The wonderful spice has antioxidants properties and, and useful in lowering blood pressure. Find your best Big Basket Coupon Codes to buy staples at best rates online.


2.      Black Pepper
Black pepper is another Indian spice that comes with many benefits. They are not easy to grow as they need to be harvested in particular environment. You can use black peppers in variety of ways. You can toast them before blending or you can also use the fresh pepper directly into the dish to give it a great flavor. One of the most popular dishes where black pepper is used is Chicken.

You should include black pepper in your diet as it assist in improving digestion, lower blood pressure and promotes weight loss.
3.      Clove
Clove is another essential Indian spice that should be a part of your diet. It is basically flowers and has essential oils in it which gives it such a strong flavor. They are properly dried first before it is used in cooking. They have strong favor, which means you need to use them cautiously as they have the tendency to overpower other spices. Clove is one of the essential parts of the “Garam Masala”.

4.      Cumin
Cumin seeds are one of the most common Indian spices that are used to cook food. It has prominent brown color and wonderful fragrance. Grounded cumin gives a strong flavor. When dry roasting you need to make sure you don’t burn it. If you burn it too much then it will give a very bitter taste. They are used for cooking a variety of dishes. They are used in almost all kinds of dishes, and are most common spice you will find in the Indian kitchen. Tryout best available Amazon Promo Code to get best deals & Discounts in Amazon Pantry Services.

5.      Coriander
Coriander is another Indian spice that is great for cooking. It is known for its aromatic nature and citrus taste. It is dry roasted before it is used for the cooking. Coriander is also an important spice for making a spice mix. One of the dishes where it is used is Chicken Tikka Masala. Coriander is known to beneficial for the people with diabetes. It can also help prevent arthritis, and cure skin related issues. Adding coriander in your diet can be beneficial in many ways. Apart from adding a wonderful flavor, you can also enjoy its various health benefits.

6.      Mustard Seeds
It is the most common spice you will get to see in Indian kitchen. They come in yellow, black and brown. They are used while making a dish. While cooking a dish the oil if first heated after which the mustard seeds are put on it. Its flavor is then released. They are also a source of mustard oil, another most common ingredient in the Indian kitchen. Mustard is an important part of Indian kitchen because it has many benefits. It is a great for hair and skin and heart.

7.      Fenugreek
It is earthy and musky Indian spice that adds flavor and fragrance to your dishes.If you are making butter chicken then adding fenugreek seeds will work wonders for it. It is one of the most versatile spices that you can use for cooking delicious food items, curry powder, spice blends and paste.

The Bottom-Line
These are some of the most common and best Indian spices that have multiple purposes and offer various benefits. By adding the spices in your food you can add flavor, and fragrance to make it even better.

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