Spices are what brings Indian food to life. My guess is that if you are reading this post, there is a good chance that you are interested in Indian cuisine.
Some of the people I have met, who I know love Indian food, are intimidated at the thought of cooking it, in their homes .Their lack of understanding of how each spice works, (be it whole or ground) in a dish, is I believe the cause for their discomfort.
They’d rather order in and spend thrice as much. It is not just about the expense involved, sometimes it is not a healthy choice either.
Spices are such an integral part of Indian cuisine. They come in all shapes and forms and are widely used in Indian cooking. Be it as a whole spice or in its ground version.
One of the things that people find intimidating about cooking Indian food is the vast array of spices used — both whole and ground, which are often combined into complex spice mixes.
Your first step is to know the names of the commonly used Indian spices, how they look and understand the flavors they impart on a dish.
Rest easy, I have simplified it all for you in my E-Book : A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Indian Spices.
You can learn all about the 25 essential Indian Spices commonly used in cooking, their names, origin, appearance, flavors and their health benefits in my E-book ,” A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Indian Spices” here.
In my E-book, I give you a list of 25 essential Indian spices ,with colored pictures of each Indian spice to help you identify it better, list their health benefits and talk about how to incorporate each spice into your cooking so they impart the right flavor to your dish.