28 Most Common Indian Spices List and Their Uses At a Glance

Posted on April 11, 2019

The first word associated with Indian cooking is Spices!! Knowing and adding the right spices to food can be a bit daunting for those new to cooking with spices. Most of us are familiar with common Indian spices like cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder; but it gets a bit challenging when it comes to…

4 Fabulous Middle Eastern Spice Blends

Posted on January 12, 2019

Middle Eastern cuisine uses different herbs and spices in their food. In fact, there are many similarities in the popular spices used in Indian and Middle Eastern Cuisine as some of the spices were brought to India by the Persians. Spices like cumin, coriander, pepper, cardamom, cloves are extensively used in the cuisine. Below is…

5 Most Popular Indian Spice Blends

Posted on January 11, 2019

Indian Spice Blends Tandoori Masala What is it – A popular spice blend belonging to the Northern part of the Indian Subcontinent. Its a blend of many different spices best known for the vibrant red colour that comes from the addition of bright red chilli powder. “Tandoori” refers to a cooking process where food is…

3 Latin American Must Have Spice Blends

Posted on December 24, 2018

Latin American Spice Blends Argentinian Chimmichurri Spice Blend What is it – Chimichurri is a popular sauce for marinading or putting on top of grilled meats in Argentina. The blend can be prepared fresh using fresh ingredients or bought in a dry pre-blended form. With many different regional variations, the ingredients used to make the…

Bring Oriental flavours with these 7 Pan Asian Spice Blend

Posted on December 11, 2018

Pan Asian Spice Blend Chinese Five-Spice What is it – A must have stable spice in all Chinese pantry. As the name suggests it’s typically made of 5 spices but different variations of the spice can be found today. It is an aromatic spice as opposed to spicy. Region – China and Taiwan Taste– Although…

7 African and Meditteranean Spice Blendsto Spice Upp Any Dish

Posted on December 11, 2018

African and Meditteranean Spice Blends Berbere  What is it – An unusual mix of different flavoured spices all mixed together giving this spice its own individual peppery – sweet taste. Region – Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti. Taste – A blend of hot, sweet and bitter spices gives this African spice blend a perfect balance of…

Caraway Seeds VS Cumin Seeds

Posted on October 12, 2018

The Unrelated Quadruplets  When you see the four visually alike family of spices that is cumin seeds, caraway seeds, black cumin (also known as Nigella seeds) and fennel seeds do you ever wonder if they are the same but just come in different colours and size? These tiny little seedy cousins are in effect far…

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Curry Powder Vs Garam Masala Powder

Posted on September 14, 2018

‘What is the Difference Between Curry Powder and Garam Masala Powder?’ Now, if this question was asked to a person living in India, they would probably smirk at you and think you are some kind of a non-foodie alien! For one ‘Curry masala’ is not an Indian spice and two you don’t actually need curry powder to…

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