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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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Turmeric: The Wonders Of The Golden Spice

Turmeric Powder

Haldi: Grounding the Root When you’re looking at the root of Curcuma longa (the scientific term), it’s easy to confuse it with ginger. Both belong to the same family, after all. Turmeric, which by the way grows in abundance in India, has the same tough brown skin as ginger. It is when you slice it that you see the bright orange hue.  How does the root turn into powder? The…

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