Basics Glossary Indian Spices

Essential Basic Spices for Indian Cooking

In this post, we will explore very basic spices used for everyday Indian cooking. Indian spice list is very long so novice can easily get confused. I would like you to start with some basics of cooking in order to make your everyday Indian cooking fun and easy! Once you know basics, you can move onto other special spices to prepare some exotic food!

My everyday cooking spice box (known as masala dabba) contains

You can click on each link above to learn more about these spices. Most Indian spices has lot of medicinal benefits so it’s very important to use them in your everyday cooking.


I am Bhavna a mother of two. My life is full of activities and I love sharing my passion for food, fitness, fashion, gardening, traveling and more on my YouTube channel, Facebook page, Instagram and many other platforms. I was born and raised in India but reside in the USA at present.

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