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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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Fennel Seeds: Roast For More Benefits

Fennel Seeds / Saunf

Saunf: Frying the Fruit The love affair Indians have with saunf, or what the world calls fennel seeds, is no mystery. The spice not only dominates our recipes but the after-meal ritual too. So, would it surprise you to know that it’s the Greeks and the Romans who first introduced it to the world? Long before we packaged them as mouth-fresheners, they utilized it as medicine, insect repellent and, I…

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