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Top 10 Essential Indian Spices

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Top 10 Essential Indian Spices
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The essential spices that are used in traditional Indian dishes.

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1. Saffron


Popular dishes that include Saffron:

Kesar Peda
Motichoor Ladoo
Tandoori Paneer Tikka

2. Fenugreek


Popular dishes that include Fenugreek:

Methi Chicken
Aloo Methi
Potato Subzi

3. Cardamom


Popular dishes that include Cardamom:

Masala Murgh
Amrit Peda

4. Turmeric


Popular dishes that include Turmeric:

Eggplant Bharta
Turmeric Rice
Kori Rotti

5. Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper

Popular dishes that include Cayenne Pepper:

Spicy Chana Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala (Optional: Replace Chicken with Jackfruit )
Kabuli Chana Dal

6. Black Mustard Seeds

Black Mustard Seeds

Popular dishes that include Black Mustard Seeds:

Sookhi Bhaji
Black Mustard Seeds rice
Kashmiri-style Fish kebabs

7. Coriander


Popular dishes that include Coriander:

Chana Masala
Malai Kofta
Aloo Gobi

8. Cloves


Popular dishes that include Cloves:

Vegetable Biryani
Dal Makhani
Rajasthani Pakoda Kadhi

9. Cumin (Jeera)


Popular dishes that include Cumin:

Jeera Vegetables
Aloo Jeera
Jeera Rice

10. Garam Masala

Garam Masala

An aromatic mixture of spices, extensively used in curries. Below are recipes that call for his unique blend.

Chicken Tikka Masala
Chickpea and Potato Curry
Pakora Soup

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