1. Priya Sreeram
    August 10, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    superlative work purabi and congrats !


  2. Junia
    August 10, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

    wow i learned so much about spices today. i need to try some warm tumeric milk – might soothe my tummy!


  3. Hamaree Rasoi
    August 10, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    Deliciously appetizing jal jeera. Refreshing drink.

    Hamaree Rasoi


  4. Sobha Shyam
    August 10, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    very interesting and informative article dear, its nice to know more abt our desi spices, congrats for getting it published 🙂


  5. Anu
    August 10, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    wow awesome explanation of all the spices and a lovely drink at the end….


  6. Lindsey@Lindselicious
    August 11, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    I love that orange spice container Purabi! This drink seems like an amp’d up ginger ale. And I Looooove ginger ale. Yum!!


  7. Sandra
    August 11, 2011 @ 3:36 am

    Interesting post Purabi, thank you for introducing me to all the spices..wonderful and informative post!


  8. Ann
    August 11, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    What a GREAT article! Congratulations! I’m constantly amazed at how you are with spices. I watch your blog like it’s TV….BRAVO! Really, really incredible!


    August 11, 2011 @ 4:54 am

    wow!! Jaljeera!!..I absolutely love it!!..tried making a ton times..but urs seems like an authentic recipe..will try it!!..first time on ur blog..you hav a nice space:)!



  10. janet@cupcakestocaviar
    August 11, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    Love this Purabi. I adore Indian spices and use them often. It was interesting reading about them. 🙂


  11. Lizzy
    August 11, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    Congrats on your wonderful guest post! Such great information…and fun to see how you make this refreshing, summer drink~


  12. Neha
    August 11, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    wow..This is so much information…Jaljeera looks so tempting…perfect for the summers…


  13. Five Finicky Eaters
    August 11, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    I am in love with the spices from India. Thank you for the information, very interesting.



  14. alittlelunch.com
    August 12, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    This is a wealth of information in one post — congratulations on publication, Purabi!
    P.S. I still have your Rajma recipe on my fridge and am looking forward to making it!


  15. Mark
    August 12, 2011 @ 2:39 am

    This is a really great post. You list so many spices, some I’ve never heard of (asafoetida?).

    It was very informative.

    Thank-you and congratulations on your publiction.


  16. cookingvarieties
    August 12, 2011 @ 4:01 am

    hi purabi naha, you are the spice expert.. the great thing about you is that , you publish in great detail and with very well researched materials…as such i am confident of yoiur write up.
    thanks for sharing it with all of us out here.
    hows are you doing these days.. have a nice day 🙂


  17. khushi
    August 12, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    lovely descrption purabi….informative
    do visit the ongoing event and send us some beautiful recipes of yours 🙂
    A Girl’s Diary
    What’s On Your Kebab Platter


  18. Lilly
    August 12, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    Where would we be without spices. I can’t imagine how things would taste without them. Great informative post!


  19. Veronica's Kitchen
    August 12, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Such a good post with the information about spices. I have been trying to use many of them in cooking for its taste as well as health benefit. Say good bye to those bottled sauce! Looking forward for more great post on Indian food from you!


  20. Margarita @ Pinoy Kitchenette
    August 12, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    wow! the magic of spices…
    Great post!
    Have a great weekend Purabi!


  21. Sissi
    August 12, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    Purabi, you have such a fascinating blog! I am so happy you visited mine and made me discover yours this way! This post is like an Indian spice encyclopedia! I enjoyed reading every single sentence. Thank you for the spice mixture recipes and the refreshing drink.
    It funny, but my (European) dentist once said that putting a clove and keeping it on a sore tooth is sometimes better than paracetamol 😉 I didn’t know that he took it from Ayurveda!
    I must proudly say I have almost all these spices at home, but sadly use them not as often as I would like… Now that I have discovered your inspiring blog, there is no excuse for them to stay in the jars.


  22. Parsley Sage
    August 12, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    Awesome write up! So cool you got published too 🙂 Well done! Buzzed


  23. bonnie at sweet life
    August 12, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    I love zommpa!! Congrats!! So much great information, I must bookamrk this for reference. I would love to try the jaljeera, looks so refreshing and I adore cumin! thank you for sharing. have a great weekend!


  24. Nava.K
    August 12, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    Great article and must salute you for all the effort. I like the drink too but some ingredients are not available over here, esp the mango powder, so will omit it.

    Btw, have been trying to get into a blog a couple of times and its say “blog does not exist”, am glad you have rectified it.


  25. Vicki Bensinger
    August 12, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    What a fascinating post with so much great information about the Indian spices. All the spices look so beautiful and earthy next to one another.

    This beverage sounds wonderful and I’m sure very healthy. Tell me do you use any cookbooks to go by and if so, which is your favorite?


  26. Treat and Trick
    August 12, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Fantastic write-up dear! You had explained them in great length and what a fabulous drink….


  27. Catherine
    August 12, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    Wonderful and informative post. It is difficult to find many of the things mentioned where I am, but love learning. Blessings, Catherine xo


  28. Manu
    August 12, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    Amazing post! I loved reading about Indian spices… I love them, yet there are still some that I still do not know! I never stop learning! 🙂

    The Jaljeera looks so refreshing! Great summer drink! 🙂

    By the way Purabi… You have been tagged! http://www.manusmenu.com/i-have-been-tagged

    Have a great weekend! 🙂


  29. Mari Sterling Wilbur
    August 12, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

    I’m lucky to live near a big city with lots of Asian and Indian markets so I can get most ingredients. Your recipes always inspire me!


  30. The Culinary Lens
    August 13, 2011 @ 12:01 am

    Very interesting post. I have minimal experience of Indian cooking but really enjoy Indian food. I used to enjoy Madhur Jaffrey’s books and TV


  31. kankana
    August 13, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    This is a great post and congrats on the feature. My cousin who lives in US, got this stone all the way from India because both my brother in law and sister just loves using that 🙂


  32. tigerfish
    August 13, 2011 @ 1:10 am

    I have heard about the traditional stone used to grind the spices in India and now I have seen it. Thanks for sharing such wonderful info. 🙂


  33. createwithmom
    August 13, 2011 @ 2:15 am

    lovely post Purabi beautifully explained


  34. Victoria (Sweet and Healthy Living)
    August 13, 2011 @ 3:20 am

    What a great post! I love Indian food and it is so great to learn about all the spices!


  35. briarrose
    August 13, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

    What a great post with all these beautiful spices.


  36. Charissa
    August 13, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    This makes me want to explore the world of spices in a bigger way! Not just parsley…hehe


  37. Anne@frommysweetheart
    August 14, 2011 @ 2:15 am

    Purabi! What a great education I got in how to use spices I’m not always familiar with. And congrats on your magazine article!!! : )


    August 14, 2011 @ 5:51 am

    thank you for educating us with Indian spices. I thought that I was having a tour myself hehe. I love Indian food. It’s only been recently that I was introduced to your cuisine and you are right, it’s a grastonomical delight!
    have a great weekend!


  39. Valérie ( Franche-Comté )
    August 14, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    Que de délicieuses découvertes épicées chez toi, je sens les parfums d’ici, en plus je voyage
    Je te souhaite une agréable dimanche


  40. Jay
    August 14, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    yummmmy recipe…
    do stop by to collect ur award..:)
    Tasty Appetite


  41. Daksha
    August 16, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    Hi purbi, Great post, very informative and such an inspiration! What an enticing photos! jaljeera looks so refreshing.


  42. Cookie and Kate
    August 17, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    I just love Indian spices. I’ve added several to my spice collection lately and I can’t wait to incorporate them into more dishes! Yum.


  43. katrina
    August 23, 2011 @ 8:54 pm


    One type of curry very popular here is KURMA, I don’t know if you use the same name. The gravy is not reddish but greyish/creamy in colour.

    Normally we buy ready-mix spices that come in packets.

    However I tasted one from an Indian Restaurant, so different from others and so special (unfortunately the cook already returned to India, so not able to find out from him) – I am sure he had his own mix of ingredients for this.

    Appreciate if you can share with us the ingredients used to prepare this paste? – for chicken or mutton?



  44. mjskit
    September 30, 2011 @ 2:25 am

    What a fantastic exploration of Indian spices! Thank you for taking the time to put it all together. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned quite a few things as well. I did know about tumeric. I have an inflammatory arthritic disease for which tumeric has been found to help. It seems to be helping for me! So I definitely believe in the power of herbs and spices. I also love cooking with them as well. 🙂 Great post!


  45. geet
    January 18, 2018 @ 6:27 am

    Hello! i really liked your post and i enjoyed reading it.
    Please do share some more


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