25 Flavours of India

Indian spices can do magic to the food. I have chosen 25 flavours only to let readers realise what we do with spices. Plenty of flavours are adorning the dining places of every home, hotels, restaurants and eating outlets. Indian food is amazingly flavourful. If anyone not tasted few of the dishes then I will advise them to taste and relish them. You can drop few comments too. I am eager to hear from you as I am a passionate cook too. The penchant for good food had compelled me to be in the kitchen most of the time.

The spices chosen by me are as follows:

  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Nutmeg
  • Star anise
  • Cardamom
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Black pepper
  • Red chilli pepper
  • Fenugreek
  • Mustard seeds
  • Saffron
  • Bay leaf
  • Fennel seeds
  • Rock Salt
  • Mint
  • Curry leaves
  • Sesame
  • Poppy seeds
  • Mango (raw)
  • Fenugreek
  • Pomegranate
  • Tamarind
  • Black cardamom
  • Asafoetida

Few popular dishes which you can prepare at home;

methi chicken
Chicken with fenugreek leaves. You can cook at home. I often prepare it. Goes well with hot rice or chapatis. IC: Hungry Forever
Mutton curry needs all the spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black cardamom, star anise, nutmeg powder, bay-leaves, javitri, cumin, coriander, turmeric and red chilli powder. Tastes awesome. IC: NDTV Food
chicken spinach
Chicken-spinach with garlic flavour. Light but nutritious. (IC: Revolving Around Life)
chi fry
Chicken fry with sesame flavour. Added schezwan sauce. But the real flavour comes from sesame and garlic. (IC: Revolving Around Life)
Cooked whole small brinjals in a paste of peanuts, sesame and coconut. Pure vegetarian food. Awesome taste. (IC: Revolving Around Life)
Indians love biryani. Whether it is prepared with lamb, mutton, chicken or with lots of vegetables, we are just mad with biryani. Here all spices are used along with saffron. (IC:Tasty Indian Recipes)
kesari Kheer
Lastly the royal dessert – the kheer with Kesar or saffron. (IC:)

Make flavourful dishes. Enjoy your food and stay happy. Do not forget, we live only once 🙂




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