The importance of spices

The Importance of Spices

Kerala Spices are used liberally throughout India. If you’re searching for the best spice online shopping site in Kerala, you have come to the right place. Idukki Gold Spices is one of the top spice suppliers in Kerala, supplying top-quality spices to people worldwide.  Each region has unique spices and spice mixtures that define its cuisine.  Tamil Nadu uses mustard seeds, curry leaves, turmeric, cumin, coriander, fenugreek, asafoetida, cardamom, and cinnamon that are a few of their principal spices. Even though some of these are used in other cuisines and are used in other parts of India,  the South Indian way of combining them creates amazing flavours.

Mustard Seeds, that come from mustard plants are found in many of the dishes in Tamil Nadu. These are the same as the seeds that would be ground to make mustard in the west. In South India, mustard seeds are almost always thrown into very hot oil at the very beginning of cooking where they pop and give a very unique flavour.  Other seeds such as cumin and fenugreek are also used much the same way, either in combination with mustard seeds or on their own.

Cumin Seeds are commonly used in north Indian curries.

Fenugreek is a pungent seed that comes from a pea-like plant and is often dominant in commercial curry powders. Although it is sometimes hard to taste, it has some similarities to the taste of maple syrup and is used in imitation syrups as well. There are many spices manufacturing companies in Kerala manufacturing and distributing all these globally, as we do!

Coriander Seeds are usually ground into a coarse powder and used to thicken and flavour dishes.

Turmeric is a distinctive yellow powder that gives a characteristic yellow colour and taste to the Kerala/Indian dishes. It is the powdered rhizome of a plant in the ginger family and has numerous health benefits. It is often used in India for skin care and you will see women walking around with yellow-orange faces from its use. Turmeric is almost always used in cooking most of the dishes.

Black Pepper grows in plenty throughout South India, and the spice trade which got explorers to sail halfway across the world was for the trade and distribution of South Indian black pepper. Before chillies arrived, black pepper was the major source of heat and spice. There are several interesting dishes where black pepper is treated as an ingredient, not just a seasoning!

Cinnamon and cardamom are both used in Desserts and have a unique flavour.

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