Kamalas Spices

3 Essential Spices for Indian Cooking

Essential Spices in Indian food are absolutely important to bring out the best possible flavors in every dish. Kamalas offer a wide range of essential spices for your indian cooking

Turmeric

An antiseptic rhizome similar to ginger in appearance, turmeric is usually ground up, giving a rich yellow coloring and very peppery flavor to all manner of foods.  It’s probably one of the most common Indian spices out there. Care should be given when handling turmeric, as it stains fabrics, skin and porous surfaces easily.

Cumin

Used either as whole seeds or as a powder, cumin adds a smoky flavor, making it ideal for various meat dishes and several different types of curries. It’s a basic Indian spice that no chef should be without.

Kashmiri Chili Powder

As the name implies, this spice is essentially dried red chili peppers ground up into a powder. It’s useful not only for adding a degree of heat to a dish, but also adds some color as well.

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