Guide to Indian Spices

This beginner’s guide to Indian spices post includes a list of Indian spices and pictures with brief descriptions.

Learn more about the heart of Indian dishes, spices!

Indian spices serve different purposes from adding heat, layering to create depth of flavor and even as a means to add a little color to a dish.  They also serve medicinal or health benefits.

While the link below, lists 30 spices with pictures, there are a subset of essential spices to get cooking. These I keep in my Indian spice box or masala dabba

The spices I use most often are: cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, cloves, red chili powder, mustard seeds and garam masala (spice blend).

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