Spices; The Unique Tastes And Health Benefits

Our chefs like to excite your taste buds and provide you with delicious and high quality recipes. Our selection of Indian foods are superb and contain a unique blend of exotic herbs and spices, adding that little extra flavour. Below you can discover how these ingredients add life to our Indian dishes, ensuring you have the best experience with our exquisite cuisine. Not only are these spices the ultimate flavour enhancers, they also have extra added health benefits for the body!

Tumeric is an Indian spice, bright yellow in colour and used in both north and south Indian cuisine. It has a warm and peppery flavour with a mild fragrance, similar to the aromas of ginger.

The spice is used primarily in Kashmiri dishes. Used for spicy flavours and bright colours, it is a main ingredient in curry powder.

Not only does Tumeric add to the delicious flavours, it has many proven health benefits for the body and brain. The spice contains circumin which is the main active ingredient. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant!

Coriander is one of the most commonly used herbs world- wide. It is green and leafy, with a fresh, citrus taste that makes it a favourite garnish and flavour enhancer. It is now grown all around the world and used in a variety of different dishes. Many people leave coriander and don’t actually eat it, not realising there is many nutritional and health benefits in this herb.

Not only is coriander used to maximise flavour, it also has nutritional benefits for the body. These include the treatment of skin inflammation, high cholesterol levels, mouth ulcers, anemia, indigestion, smallpox, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, and blood sugar disorders, while also benefiting eye care.

It also includes many minerals and vitamins which can benefit overall health!

Cumin seeds are a light-ish green in colour and about 5mm long. Cumin has a very strong and spicy aroma, with an opulent, slightly bitter and earthy flavour. The seeds are often used in appetisers, rice, and vegetable dishes. Cumin powder is an important ingredient of Garam Masala and Panchphoran. This little seed has extraordinary health benefits. Studies have highlighted cumin to be protective of memory loss and the damaging effects of stress on the body. Cumin has also been found to help with the common cold, anemia, respiratory disorders, insomnia, diabetes and digestion!

Cinnamon is a sweet tasting spice used in many different dishes in the Indian cuisine. The smell of cinnamon is very pleasant and stimulates all the senses, yet calms all the nerves. Whole cinnamon is used for ground – in cakes, sweet dishes, fruit pies and it can also be used in curries and goes very well with chicken. Many studies have shown that cinnamon is good at regulating blood sugar levels, making it a good choice for diabetics and for those who wish to sustain good energy levels.

Like many other exotic spices, cinnamon has its many health benefits. It is known to reduce high cholesterol levels and pain linked to arthritis. Not only this, but it also works as a natural food preservative.

Chilli Powder
This spicy powder is made from grinding dried chillies together. If you want to bring some fire to your Indian dishes, add a little chilli powder to balance heat with taste.

Chilli powders are based on the ground flesh and seeds of dried chillies. The heat comes from capsaicin which relives sinus trouble, arthritis and headaches, is very good for your heart and helps burn body fat!

Not only do we aim to offer the best to our customers with delicious recipes but also by offering outstanding service! Why not come along and try some of these spices in our delicious and professionally made curries!

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