Know your spices
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 25, 2014

The name of spices and their commonly known traditional names

Cardamom                                                                       Elaichi

Nutmeg                                                                               Jaiphal

Cinnamon                                                                          Dalchini

Clove                                                                                     Lavang

Aniseed                                                                                Saunf

Mace                                                                                      javitri

Cumin                                                                                   Jeera

Coriander seeds                                                             Dhaniya

Oregano orThyme                                                        Ajwain

Bay leaf                                                                                Tejpatta

Basil                                                                                        Tulsi

Mustard                                                                              Rai or Sarson

Pepper                                                                                 Kali Mirch


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  1. Terri Roper

    This is very helpful. There is an Indian food market near here and now ill have a better idea of what I’m looking for when I wow my family with one of your recipes 🙂

  2. jayashree

    Glad that it was useful Terri Roper.


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