I learned to cook at my Biji - my grandmother's side. It takes many years to understand the intricacies of the spices used in Indian cooking. The interlacing of the whole and ground spices requires a good deal of practice to get just right.
Spices are virtually indispensable in culinary art. Spices tease our senses with their enticing aromas, colors and their distinctive flavors, and have been the catalysts of some of the greatest adventures in human history, over which fortunes were made, nations discovered, and fates met.
The history and culture of Indian spices is probably as old as civilization itself and is an integral part of Indian Cuisine, which relies on varied use of spices, herbs, and seasonings to create unique tastes and aromas. Ginger and Curry Leaf Rasam
Biji and I ground fresh spices for our every meal at home. That Read More »from Spice Up Your Winter Cooking: Ginger and Curry Leaf Rasam by Vikas Khanna