It is also known as ‘Sabja’ in hindi. As they are loaded with essential nutrients and health benefits. Basil seeds include a good similarity to chia seeds and loaded with fiber and many health benefits. Basil seeds have numerous name around the world, following are few of them are Sabja Seeds, Sabja Ginjalu, Sabja Vethai, Falooda Seeds, Sweet Basil Seeds, Thai Holy Basil etc.
Bay leaf, most commonly known as “Tej Patta” in Hindi. Bay leaf is an aromatic leaf from the evergreen bay laurel tree. The uses of bay leaves including grinding the leaves into a spice to flavor soups and the leaves are most commonly added in whole form as a flavouring for certain Italian dishes.
Cardamom is also known as elaichi. Cardamom is well known as a spice used in Indian cooking and is one of the primary constituents of Garam Masala. Cardamom is considered one of the most valuable spices in the world due to its rich aroma and therapeutic properties. The health benefits of cardamom include gastrointestinal protection, cholesterol control, control of cancer, relief from cardiovascular issues and the improvement of blood circulation in the body.
It is also known as Ajwain. Ajvini, Javane. Ajwain has many health and medicinal values. It is well known seed for Instant Remedy for Stomachache. Ajwain (also called carom seeds and ajwain caraway) is an Indian spice and ayurvedic medicines used in digestive ailment, mental diseases and respiratory disorders. It is also a common home remedy used for a variety of health conditions
Chironji Seeds (nuts) or Charoli Seeds are used as a cooking spice. It is commonly known as 'charoli'. Charoli are tiny almond-flavoured dried seeds of a bush. The charoli seed is lentil-sized, is slightly flattened.Though they can be eaten and used raw.
Coriander, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is a herb in the family Apiaceae. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.
Cumin Powder is also known as jeera powder. Jeera Powder is an integral part of Indian Cuisine. Jeera is small in size but its nutty flavor and impact on food is tremendous. Jeera Powder Recipe will enhance your food aroma, color and flavor.
Dill seed is an ancient Indian spice. Its seeds, seed oil and whole plant is used in Indian culinary. It is mainly used in digestive disorders. It is also called as Indian Dill. Dill seeds are loaded with various nutrients like calcium, magnesium, iron and flavonoids. Commonly used in soups, salads, pickles and other dishes. Dill seeds are low in calories and high in nutrients.
Dried ginger is also known as sonth, sonth or sukku in India, dried ginger is as the name suggests, nothing but fresh ginger which has undergone drying process by first washing and soaking overnight and then drying it out in sun. Dried ginger is mostly used in its powdered form which is easy to store having a long shelf life of more than six months.
Fennel is a perennial herb belonging to the parsley (Umbelliferae) family; a broad family of herbs and spices. Scientific name of fennel is Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce.
Anise-flavored, Sweet fennel seed has tremendous health benefits
Garden crass it is also known as ASALIYA in hindi. Garden cress is known as mustard and cress, garden pepper cress, pepperwort peppergrass or poor man's pepper. Garden seeds are also known as Halim seeds.The seeds of garden cress are also highly nutritive.
Garlic powder also known as ‘Lehsan powder’ and ‘Blood thinner’. It helps people who suffer from high blood pressure and heart disease. As it strengthen the immune system.Garlic strengthens the immune system as well as helps to fight chest infections, coughs and congestion.Garlic regulates blood sugar as it enhances the level of insulin in the blood.
Peanuts (groundnuts) are popularly used as seed oil in India. Since they are obtained from the ground, they are also sometimes called as groundnuts and also known as ‘Mungfali‘ in Hindi. Unique feature of this plant is its quick adaptability to a wide variety of climatic conditions.
The tree produces bean-like pods filled with seeds surrounded by a fibrous pulp.The pulp of the young fruit is green and sour. As it ripens, the juicy pulp becomes paste-like and more sweet-sour. Interestingly, tamarind is sometimes referred to as the “date of India.”
Mace is called javitri in Hindi. The spice mace, a crimson red colored thread like material that envelops the nutmeg. Mace is the net-like extra seed covering that covers the nutmeg seed coat. It is, therefore, much more expensive than nutmeg. The fully ripe fruit splits open on its own, revealing the mace-covered nutmeg seed.
Cumin is one such spice that forms an integral part of various dishes in the cuisine. Cumin is a flowering plant belongs to the family Apiaceae. Cumin is the dried seed of the herb known as "Jeera" in hindi. It is basically a tiny seed of the parsley family.
When dried, this plant-derived spice is referred to as a peppercorn and is then ground into a powder to be put on food to add flavor and spice. Because of its antibacterial properties, pepper is also used to preserve food. It is a rich source of iron,manganese, potassium, vitamin K,vitamin-C and dietary fiber.
Popularly known in the Indian subcontinent as Kasuri Methi, fenugreek leaves are an ancient spice used for flavoring various dishes. The leaves have a bitter taste, but when added to the recipe, titillate the taste buds. Apart from the dried leaves, the green leaves and the seeds are also commonly used while cooking.
Flax seeds, also known as Alsi Seeds, are beneficial in cardiac disorders, digestive diseases, cancer and diabetes. Alsi (flax) seeds are one of the world’s renowned super foods. These seeds are very nutritious and helping in a several health conditions. Alsi seeds also contain a good amount of dietary fiber and Lignans.
Lotus seeds are sold as a raw snack commonly called "Dodee". Raw lotus seeds are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and are a good source of protein, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese.
Amchoor or amchur, also referred to as mango powder, is a fruity spice powder made from dried unripe green mangoes and is used as a citrusy seasoning. It is used to flavor foods and add the nutritional benefits of mangoes, when the fresh fruit is out of season. It has a sour, lemony taste, with a slightly sweet edge.
Fenugreek is an annual herb with small white flowers and light green leaves. It is of the pea family and also known as Greek hay.These are small, flat, yellow-brown, pungent and aromatic seeds.The leaves are often used in cooking as well.
Nutmeg is the hard, aromatic, almost spherical seed of a tropical tree. Pleasantly aromatic, nutmeg is actually seed kernel of fruit nutmeg. Nutmeg is a popular spice that has a long list of associated health benefits.
Onion powder is made from dehydrated onions, giving it a concentrated flavor that pairs well with many foods. Using onion powder when cooking offers health benefits because it contains some nutrients.
Isabgol is a natural product which is a common household item found in almost every home in India. Its biological name is Psyllium husk the seed of the plant called Planovate and is widely used as a health supplement for various gastrointestinal problems including constipation.
Black Mustard (rai seeds )
Mustard is a versatile cruciferous vegetable which belong to the brassica family just like broccoli.The black seeds are exceedingly pungent, they are volatile in nature. Mustard seeds have been in use in the kitchen for many centuries. The spicy flavour are very much welcome in all the kitchens.
Red Chillies or hot pepper is taken as one of the most valuable crops in India available and suitable to use with different food items. Red chillies are small in size and popular for their strong acidic flavor and dark color. Red Chilly is a wild crop easily available across different Indian regions and it is in existence since history.
Sesame has one of the highest oil contents of any seed. With a rich, nutty flavor, it is a common ingredient in cuisines across the world. Sesame seeds are not only praised for their nutritional content in seed form, but are also highly valued for their rancid-resistant oil. Health benefits of sesame seeds, will stocking up on this ancient condiment. The seeds are especially high in copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
Like other beans, the soya bean grows in pods enclosing edible seeds. They are usually green but can be yellow, brown or black. The texture is so adaptable that soya beans are frequently processed into a variety of foods. Soya beans also known as edamame beans when eaten fresh from the pod are consumed as an alternative to meat.
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time. It really does contain compounds with medicinal properties.These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.
Watermelon seeds are also known as ‘Magaj’. Watermelon seeds are full of nutrients like protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Some of the important surprising.
Black cardamom, also known as hill cardamom, Bengal cardamom, greater cardamom, Indian cardamom, Nepal cardamom, winged cardamom or brown cardamom. Black cardamom is used for hearty meat stews and similar dishes. Although the flavor differs from the smaller green cardamom. Black cardamom is sometimes used by large-scale commercial bakers because of its low cost.