If you are new to Indian cooking, possibly confused with the big list of Indian spices. Most of you find that some of them looks similar, and have flavors. This post is created to clear your ideas towards main Indian spices, their names, their usage, and their medicinal values.
Indian cuisine is not limited to curry powder or masala. Its spectrum is beyond that. We will see them here is the list of Indian spices with pictures.
|Mustard seeds. This is one of the most commonly used ingredients worldwide. It’s known for its distinctive, robust and nutty flavor which is widely used in Indian cooking as well. Read More..|
|Fenugreek Seeds. An exotic and unique spice used widely in the Indian kitchen. This healthy ingredient is used by them for thousands of years, considered to be one of the best body coolants. Fenugreek plays a vital role in Indian Traditional Medicine. Read More..|
|Turmeric. Another essential ingredient used in most of the Indian kitchen. Turmeric is a root. It is one of the first few ingredients you can think of when making an Indian curry. It is also considered as one the first and foremost ingredient as sacred and auspicious in India culturally and religiously. Read More..|
|Cumin Seeds. An essential condiment throughout Indian, which has a pungent flavor and rich in aroma. Cumin seeds considered as a seasoning ingredient and the ground cumin as a flavoring agent especially in the North Indian cooking. Read More..|
|Coriander Seeds. This is one of the essential ingredients that you find in Indian cooking especially in South Indian cooking. The leaves are consumed as herb and the seeds as spices. Fresh coriander leaves are mainly used for garnishing, and you might have noticed it many recipes. Read More..|
|Fennel seeds. Another essential condiment in Indian cooking which is mildly sweet and rich in Aroma. Additionally, the most favorite spice of mine after mustard and cumin seeds. It has got a gorgeous fresh green color that looks slightly larger than cumin seeds. Read More..|
|Cinnamon. One of the other important spies used widely throughout the world and plays a prominent and important role in Indian culinary as well. Read More..|
|Cardamom. Another delicious spice generally used to make the deserts and to enhance the curry in Indian cooking. The cardamom is considered as a flavoring agent in the cooking, on the other hand, balances the flavors of other spices. Read More..|