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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My box of Spices

Source: Google

Indian spices includes a variety of spices and herbs. Indian spices are often heated in a pan with cooking oil or ghee to intensify their flavor before adding them with other ingredients to the dish being cooked.

Spices used in Indian Cuisine varies according to state, region, people and even individual taste & choice.....

Here is the list of spices (and other flavoring substances) commonly used in Indian Cuisine and found in my kitchen



Aamchur/Amchoor powder (Mango powder)



Adrak / Aada (Ginger)




Ajmud (Celery or Radhuni seed)

Ajmoda (Parsley)



Ajwain (Carom seeds)



Amla (Indian gooseberry)


Anardana (Pomegranate seed)


Badam (Almond)


Badi Elaichi / Kali Elaichi (BlackCardamom)




Chakra Phool (Star anise)




Chhoti Elaichi (Green Cardamom)



Chironji (Charoli)




Dalchini (Cinnamon)
Deggi Mirch (non spicy red chilly powder)



Dhania Pisa (Coriander powder)
Dhania Buna (Roasted Coriander)
Garam Masala (Spice mixture)
Gulab Jal (Rosewater)


Gur (jaggery)




Haldi / Holud (Turmeric)
Hara Dhaniya (Coriander)
Harad/hime (myrobalan chabulic)


Hari Mirch (Green chili)




Hing (Asafoetida)




Imli (Tamarind)




Jaiphal (Nutmeg)




Javitri / Jawitri (Mace)
Jeera Pisi (Cumin seed powder)



Kadipatta (Curry Leaves)



Kaju (Cashewnut)



Kala Namak (Black Salt / Rock Salt)



Kali Mirch Sabut (Black peppercorns)




Kalonji / Kalo Jeera (Nigella seeds)




Kasoori Methi (Dried fenugreek leaves)
Kebab Cheeni (Allspice / Java Peppercorn)


Kesar / Zaffraan (Saffron)



Khus Khus (Posto / Poppy seed)



Lahsun (Garlic)
Lal Mirchi - Sukhi / Sabut (Dry Red chili)
Lal Mirchi powder (Red chili powder)



Lavang / Laung / Lobongo (Cloves)
Methi leaves (Fenugreek leaf)
Methi seeds (Fenugreek seed)
Namak (Salt)



Pudina (Mint)




Panch Phoron
Pilli Mirchi (Yellow Pepper)
Safed Mirchi (White Pepper)




Rai (Black mustard seed)
Sarson (mustard seed)

Sabut Dhania (Coriander seed)



Saunf/Sanchal / Mouri (Fennel seed)

Shahi Jeera (Black cumin seed)




Shimla Mirch (Bell Pepper / Capsicum)




Sonth (Dried ginger powder)
Suwa or Shopa (Aniseed)




Tej Patta (Bay Leaf)




Til (Sesame seed)


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