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Top 10 Essential Indian Spices

The essential spices that are used in traditional Indian dishes.

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
  • Basundi

4. Turmeric

Popular dishes that include Turmeric:

  • Eggplant Bharta
  • Turmeric Rice
  • Kori Rotti

5. 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

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

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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