Spice Glossary

The proper blending of spices is an essential part of Indian cooking. Sometimes the long list of spices can seem overwhelming if you are just embarking on the flavor train!

There are 5 main spices that you must have in your pantry and I am sure you already have few, if not all in your pantry. These are easily available in your favorite local grocery store.

  • Cumin seeds
  • Ground cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander powder
  • Red chili powder

That is it! Beyond these 5 things, you may have to go your local Asian grocery store. Most are available on Amazon as well!

Spices should always be fresh so resist the temptation to buy large bags of too many things. If you can’t resist, store them in the a air tight container in the fridge.