South Indian Spices

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Viji Varadarajan

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South Indian spices... the low down!

Spices used in South Indian Tamal cuisine are set according to the precepts laid down by Ayurveda. Centuries old, the spices are scientifically proven to have medicinal properties that go beyond moder...

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South Indian Spices

Not an actual recipe per se, but in the below short video I give an invaluable overview of the essential spices used in everyday south Indian dishes... particularly by Tambram cooks.


  • Brown mustard
  • Tumeric
  • Fenugreek
  • Cumin seeds
  • Hing or Asafoetida
  • Black pepper
  • Ginger
  • Dry ginger
  • Coconut
  • Curry leaves
  • Tamarind


  • Nil
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Indian

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