May 25, 2018

Amchur Powder : A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Amchur Powder ( Dry Mango Powder) – Tangy Indian spice Amchur powder or Dried Mango Powder is a plain beige coloured fruity souring Indian spice. Made from dried unripe green mangoes ground into powder and used as a spice to add tartness to dishes. Unripe mangos are first cut into pieces and left to dry…

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April 29, 2018

How These Everyday Common Spices Help Ease Seasonal Allergies

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 Allergies can suddenly jolt your system without you even realising that your body has adversely reacted to something. There are many natural anti-histamine agents present in everyday food items that you may already have in your fridge or cupboard and can be effective as home remedies for seasonal allergies. Adding some of these spices and…

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April 12, 2018

Ground Coriander : A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Ground Coriander- One Spice Many Uses There is nothing complicated about coriander powder or ground coriander as many prefer to call it. Whole coriander seeds, are dried and then round to a powder form to make Ground Coriander. It’s staple in any Indian kitchen but is also popularly used in Mexican, Southeast Asian and Meditteranean…

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March 25, 2018

Fennel Spice Seeds & Aniseed – A Complete Guide On Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Fennel Spice Seeds  & Aniseed – The Fresh Green Liquorice Spice People who frequent Indian restaurants may be familiar with these tiny green seeds served at the end of a meal mostly accompanied by sugar or sugar-coated fennel seeds or aniseed. Fennel seeds come from fennel plant and it may surprise you to know that…

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March 6, 2018

Black Cardamom Pods – A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Black Cardamom Pods  – The Big Black Spicy Seed that few know about! Many may have experienced a soft stony slightly bitter chunks of black in their Indian curry once in a while! If it’s you then you have just been introduced to an essential aromatic Indian spice called ‘Black Cardamom’ also known as Brown…

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February 9, 2018

Asafoetida – A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Asafoetida – An Odd Smelling Spice with Unique Benefits One of the most popular Indian spices in almost every Indian household, however little less known in the Western world! I call it odd smelling, because unlike other spices which make you go ‘aaaahhhh’ this spice will make you go ‘yuucccckkkk’ . Its a gum from…

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January 29, 2018

Garam Masala – A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Garam Masala Powder – The King Spice Garam Masala is to Indian cuisine what basil is to Italian food, indispensable and traditional. It’s a combination of many different spices, blended together to make a traditional Indian spice mix. You will find Garam Masala Powder in every single Indian kitchen. A fascinating story of Garam masala…

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November 27, 2017

Turmeric: A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Turmeric – The Golden Spice One of the reasons that distinguish Indian cuisine from others is its characteristic yellow colour. It is this quintessential Indian spice which is an absolute must-have in any Indian kitchen. Turmeric comes from the root family of vegetables and resembles ginger root. It has a deep, golden-orange colour when raw.…

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