Cloves are the aromatic flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae, Syzygium aromaticum. They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, and are commonly used as a spice.Clove flower buds are harvested in their immature state and then dried to be used as a spice. They are available whole and in the ground form to be used as a spice in cooking.
Cinnamon is a spice harvested from the inner bark of the Cinnamomum tree.Strips of the inner bark are dried until they curl into rolls known as cinnamon sticks or quills. These can then be ground into powder or made into an extract.
Homemade Rasam Powder|How to make
Homemade rasam powders uses a blend of commonly available spices.These spices are meticulously roasted in oil & blended fine to make rasam powder. Using fresh spices from one’s own pantry to make the rasam powder is not only easy, but healthy too. No preservatives are added and you exactly know what went into the food .
What do you know about Methi/Fenugreek ?
Fenugreek / Methi : An annual herb with light green leaves and tiny white flowers. It is native to southern Europe, the Mediterranean region and Western Asia. It’s of the pea family (Fabaceae) and also known as Greek hay (Trigonella foenum-graecum). The fenugreek plant grows to about two to three feet tall, and the seed pods contain 10–20 small, flat, yellow-brown, pungent and aromatic seeds.
Lemon Rice is a popular variety/festive rice from the South of India.Citrus flavored and mildly spiced Lemon rice can be served with any side dish be it a stir fried veggie dish (like the ridge gourd dish you see in the picture below) or any meat or fish dish ( like the fried fish you see below ). In other words, you get served sunshine in a bowl.