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Common Indian Spices

India is known for its diverse range of spices that are used in its cuisine. Here is a list of some common Indian spices:

  1. Cumin (Jeera)
  2. Coriander (Dhania)
  3. Turmeric (Haldi)
  4. Cardamom (Elaichi)
  5. Cloves (Laung)
  6. Cinnamon (Dalchini)
  7. Black pepper (Kali Mirch)
  8. Fenugreek (Methi)
  9. Mustard seeds (Sarson)
  10. Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  11. Asafoetida (Hing) [this is not to be used]
  12. Bay leaves (Tej Patta)
  13. Nutmeg (Jaiphal) [ this is not to be used]
  14. Mace (Javitri) [ this is not to be used]
  15. Red chili powder (Lal Mirch)
  16. Paprika (Degi Mirch)
  17. Garam Masala (a blend of several spices)
  18. Curry leaves (Kadi Patta)
  19. Star anise (Chakri Phool)
  20. Carom seeds (Ajwain)
Note: Garam Masala may contain Nutmeg etc, so check the ingredients

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