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Indian Spices

Six essential spices for Indian cooking.

Indian Spices - Coriander Seeds, Cumin, Black Peppercorn, Cloves, Cinnamon, Star Anise
Coriander Seeds, Cumin, Black Peppercorn, Cloves, Indian Cinnamon, Star Anise


Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Ingredients,Indian Kitchen (Sunday February 26, 2006 at 3:16 pm- permalink)
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  1. Ouah I love the pictures you have and all your recipes make me want to eat indian every day…

    Comment by texmex — February 26, 2006 @ 3:19 pm

  2. Merci, Texmex!

    Comment by Indira — February 26, 2006 @ 4:03 pm

  3. Indira, what do you use star anise for? I have really fresh spices from Malabar and the freshness and aroma can’t be beat. I have never used star anise, but picked it up for the shape!

    btw, can I add a link to your site in my favorite blogs list on my blog?

    Comment by holyjalapeno — February 26, 2006 @ 4:29 pm

  4. We use it for masala sauce curries, HJ.
    I also brought these spices from Nandyala. They are the best.

    Please do and it’d an honor to be included on your blog roll.
    Also, you don’t need to ask permission to do that, link away to your heart content.:)

    Comment by Indira — February 26, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

  5. Gorgeous picture as usual…

    Comment by BDSN — February 26, 2006 @ 7:35 pm

  6. fetching pics …

    Comment by Meenal Mehta — February 26, 2006 @ 11:24 pm

  7. Star anise, but no turmeric or chili powder?

    Indira replies…
    They are so commonly used, I forgot to include them.

    Comment by Joe Grossberg — February 27, 2006 @ 7:53 am

  8. What do you say for Star Anise in Hindi/Tamil/Telugu? The list for Indian Spices is endless… Indira, I think you should post a pic which also includes the following Bay leaves, Saunf, Black Cardomom. Just seeing your pics is like having a sumputous meal!

    Indira replies…
    We call it ‘puvvu’ in Telugu, means flower. Tamil and Hindi..going for google search.
    Next week, I’ll definitely post a picture of spices you mentioned. Thanks!

    Comment by Vidhya — February 27, 2006 @ 10:29 am

  9. I’m also thinking that black mustard seeds should make the cut over star anise, even if they aren’t as pretty.

    Interesting idea though. I wonder if there’s some way to incorporate the whole spices into your site’s design somehow.

    Comment by Joe Grossberg — February 27, 2006 @ 11:33 am

  10. Indira – I have never used Stat Anise, though there is a bottleful at home. Don’t know when/why my husband bought it.

    so do give me desi recipes with anise in it.maybe I can finish my stock in the next 8 years!

    Indira replies…
    Hi Tilo.. Checkout the ‘recipe’ I linked with this post. It uses all the spices photographed., including star anise(only one).:)

    Comment by tilo — February 28, 2006 @ 11:54 am

  11. I am looking for a spice that you put in rice.
    My boyfried loves the taste of it (his ex use to
    use it all the time) but he is unsure of the name… Could you please be so kind and tell me. All I know is that it is small and brown.
    P.S I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE.. My friend and I were going to join a class to learn, now I am going to try these wonderful sounding recipes. Thank you ffor aking the time out of your live to teach us.

    Hi Kimberlee, small brown thing in rice – I think it could be cloves, or cinnamon stick or cumin seeds.
    Hope this was helpful to you.

    Comment by kimberlee — February 17, 2008 @ 4:25 am

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