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Major Role of Indian Spices in Cooking

in Food and Beverages / Cooking Tips by devendramehta on 09/09/2016

Spices add flavor to eateries. Indian spices add taste to delicacies. It is not only a treat to the taste buds but also has significant health benefits and contributes towards an individual's healthy life. They add flavor and nutrients to dishes without fat or calories! Indian spices are well-known worldwide for its fragrance and texture. Spices in India have variety. Each has its own aroma and adds its own character to a dish.

It is impossible to cook without spices. They are required to add, aroma and taste to the food that you consume. Indian spices are unique in themselves as they add quality when blended together. Masala is a word very commonly used in Indian households. It is a Hindi term for "spice". So, whenever a combination of spices, herbs and other condiments are ground or blended together, it is called masala. Spices are the heart of Indian cooking. Each spice by itself imparts a very unique flavor, but when used together with other spices.  

Indian cuisines are incomplete the exotic combination of spices and herbs. Undoubtedly, India is called the land of spices as it adds flavor to the food, teas, drinks and even sweets not with these wonderful aromatics for their exquisite colour.

There are a few basic spices in Indian cuisine that go into most dishes. But, when they are blended with the complimentary and secondary spices, it does wonders. Having the right spices and ingredients in your kitchen will help you start your journey into the wonderful world of cuisine. Spices play an integral role in cooking. Besides culinary uses, these spices are also used for the clinical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and various industrial purposes.

Indian cuisine is characterized by the extensive use of numerous spices.

Indian spices are flavored, for instance, the smell of asafetida (hing) in the raw uncooked form is strong and pungent, but when it is added to oil or ghee, the pungent smell is replaced by smooth aroma.

Though it is a misconception that extensive use of spices makes food fiery hot and spicy. This wrong, each spice has its own specialty, the mix and match of the spices brings out a magical fragrance. Spices not only play a major role in food preservation but also helping in preserving the delicacies.

Everything should be used in limit, excess of anything is harmful. Same is with spices, though it provides innumerable benefits, they should be used sparingly. The excessive use of spices in food can cause harm to the health.

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