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CLOVE: The Boss Spice Of Flavours

Cloves | Laung | Spices | Health Benefits

When I am not cooking, I am reading about it, and the other day, a few words caught my attention “in the battle royal of sweet spices, clove would win every time.”  I agree.  Laung (as we call it in Hindi) is the bossiest spice I have ever put in gingerbread. But the brash spice is so much more than baking sweet-nothings. A fairly common ingredient in Indian food, because we…

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Mustard Seeds: A Moutain Of Benefits

Mustard Seeds | Rai | Spices | Benefits

There are plenty of things I loved about the U.S., and I still do miss my days there, even after so many years. But if I had to pick one thing about it that I absolutely adore, then it’s mustard sauce. Living there taught me all of its wonders.  What got me reminiscing about mustard sauce? The seeds. I used them recently for a quick dinner dish, which got me wondering why…

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CARDAMOM: The Queen of Spices

Cardamom / Elaichi Spice Healthy benefits

The world may call cardamom the ‘queen of spices,’ but for me, it will remain the enlivener of curries. Every traditional Indian recipe has at least a trace of cardamom in it. Oh, by the way, I am talking about green cardamom here. The bolder and brasher black version has its own little uses, but that’s a story for another day.…

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