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November 22, 2010

The Role of Seasonings in Vegetarian Meals

SpicesSeasonings and spices play a great role in many vegetarian meals. They add, change, and give taste to what we eat and the way we percept it. Thanks to them our food can be salty, sweet, sour, or bitter. Especially the matter of seasonongs and spices is actual in Indian cookery. Indian vegetarian meals are famous all around the world thanks mainly to their incredible spices. They can be actually used anywhere (in case you can find all the ingredients).

For example, vindaloo – it’s complex fried mix widespread in central and South-West districts of India. Commonly it contains mustard seeds, cumin, ginger, black pepper, shambala seeds, cloves, coriander seeds, red pepper, and tamarind. Vindaloo is mainly used for cooking sauces and served with rice.

Garam masala (meaning literally ‘warm spices’) is a mix of fried and mashed spices widespread in Nothern districs of India. It may contain almost all possible Indian spices, but commonly there are following main ingredients: cumin, coriander seeds, black pepper, bay leaf (these are the basic of the taste), and in smaller amount there are cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamon.

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