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Spices have been an important part of seasoning in foods throughout the world and especially in India. India is known for a variety of spices that gives special and unique flavor & aroma to any dish. Read more here: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Authentic Indian Taste with Ethnic Spices

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India- Land of Culinary Ethnic Spices
  • For centuries now, India has been known as the
    land of spices, and the spice trade is a major
    source of income for many Indians
  • Indian foods include a wide range of spices in
    every dish in order to obtain that appropriate
    rich flavor they are known for.
  • Indian food lovers all across the globe would
    agree that its unique zest lies in the use of
    various kinds of herbs and spices for their
    unbeatable tantalizing flavors.
  • These spices have medicinal usage and are also
    used as preservatives in perfumes and fragrances.
  • Indian cuisine uses both ground spice and whole
    spices in their dishes, while ground spices
    enhance the taste and the color of the food,
    whole spices are used for tempering.

Let's have a look at all the spices India has to
  • Asafoetida AKA Hing, because of its strong
    sulphate like taste, only a pinch is added in the
    hot boiling oil to enhance its flavor. It is an
    exact alternative for garlic or onion flavor to
    the dishes for people who does eat garlic.
  • Black pepper is the most pungent and flavorful of
    all types of peppers. Only a pinch is added to
    the recipes and even that can fill your room with
    an amazing aroma. It is also known for improving

  • Black Salt, also known as Kala Namak among
    Indians Dark brown or pinkish gray in color. It
    is mostly available in powdered form and has
    distinctive flavor and odor.
  • Chili Powder is considered as one of the most
    important ingredients in Indian recipes. It's hot
    and pungent aroma offers a punch of flavors in
    every bite. Various types of chili powders
    (Mirchi powder) are available in India like White
    Mirchi, Kashmiri Mirchi, Lal Mirchi, etc.

  • Coriander Powder is used for its fresh, cooling,
    and soothing taste to the dish. It is quite
    aromatic and has a slightly sweet, lemony flavor.
    Roasted coriander powder is used in vegetable
    dishes and also in raitas.
  • Cumin seeds are used for tempering while Cumin
    powder is used in Northern dishes for raitas.
    Cumin powder has very similar qualities to
    oregano. It is one of the five spices in the
    Bengali panchporan (five spice) mixture.

  • Dry Mango Powder AKA Amchur Powder is sour in
    taste and is used as an alternative for lemon and
    lime. It contains essential nutrients such as
    Vitamin A, E, and C, it is also rich in minerals
    such as iron.
  • Fennel seeds have a strong but pleasant flavor.
    It is included in the Bengali panchporan. Fennel
    seeds are also known as Sounf helps in digesting
    food and is also used as a mouth-fresher in India.

  • Fenugreek Seeds are very common in Indian
    households. They are pale mustard in color and it
    has a slightly bitter taste but wonderful
    healthful properties.
  • Garam masala is basically a concoction of
    powdered spices like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon,
    black pepper, nutmeg, mace, etc. This mixture is
    found in almost all the Indian household but it
    may vary from household to household.

  • Ginger powder can be used as an alternative for
    fresh ginger. It is widely used in vegetarian
    dishes. The flavor of ginger might be subtle, but
    it stands out from all the other ingredients in
    any dish.
  • Mustard seeds has a sharp flavor, and when
    sautéed in the oil its flavor enhances even more.
    Whole mustard seeds are used for tempering while
    grounding mustard is used in curries.

  • Sesame seeds are tiny, oil-rich seeds, which have
    golden-brown hue. It has a rich and delicate
    nutty flavor. . It has many health-promoting
    properties like anti-cancer properties,
  • Turmeric Powder, which is also known as Haldi
    powder is considered a sacred spice and used in
    many religious ceremonies. It is probably the
    most common spice used in almost all Indian dishes

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