The spice rack plays a crucial role in Indian cooking. Stock your pantry with these essentials to maximize impact and add authentic flavor.
September 22, 2015
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Indian Pantry Essentials
Indian cooking utilizes the spice drawer like no other style for distinctive flavors and aromas. The process begins with "blooming": Toast spices with a little fat in a skillet, releasing essential oils and magnifying flavor and aroma. While the method is simple, it delivers incredibly complex aromas and intense flavors that linger on the palate, turning humble and familiar veggies into exotic and unforgettable dishes.