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Fennel Seeds or Saunf

  Fennel which is more commonly known as saunf and is used as seeds in the Indian kitchen. It comes in colors ranging from bright green to pale green and tan and has a licorice like taste sweeter and slightly less pungent and intense than licorice. While it is mostly used Read more…

Black Pepper

  Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine produced for its fruit. It is grown in hot climates for 3-4 years when the buds start to develop. All the colors of peppercorns know derive from the same plant –  black (cooked and dried unripe fruit), green (dried unripe fruit), Read more…

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods. It is widely used in Read more…

Ginger or Adrak

Ginger is native to India and China. It takes its name from the Sanskrit word stringa-vera, which means “with a body like a horn”, as in antlers. It is called Adrak in Hindi. Ginger is a very popular spice used worldwide; whether it be used to spice up meals, or Read more…

Clove

Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. The clove tree is an evergreen that grows up to 8–12 metres (26–39 ft) tall. Cloves are used in the Indian kitchen as well as Asian, African, Mediterranean and the Middle East countries, lending flavor Read more…

Coriander

  Coriander is a spice produced from the round, tan-colored seeds of the coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum), which is a member of the parsley family. The word coriander can be used to describe the entire plant: leaves, stems, seeds, and all. It is known to be grown across Asia, Europe Read more…

Cumin

  Cumin is a very commonly used spice in Indian dishes. It is either used whole or powdered. It adds a smoky aroma to the dishes. It is a common spice but is often confused with fennel, caraway, and anise seeds. But the difference can be told by looking at Read more…

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