Hello everyone! Today's topic is giving quick easy pictorial guide to some basic spices,seeds and lentils or dals which I am sure many would find useful as they cook and can differentiate one from other. Specially bachelors would find this useful, I hope.
I am listing the basic ones which are used in daily cooking. Please use 1/4 or 1/2tsp of these seeds depending on quantity of your dish.
Methi dhana or fenugreek seeds. Good for digestion but bitter in taste.
Jeera seed or cumin seed.
mustard seeds or sarson or rai
coriander seeds or dhaniya seeds
The above items are used in tadka. Not all use dhaniya seeds but some do like that.
Basic spices or masalas to be used in cooking.
Turmeric powder or haldi powder.
Red chilli powder
Amchur powder or dry mango powder .
Dhaniya powder or coriander powder
Above are the basic spices used in any dish and of course salt is important. Some people also use garam masala powder which is mixture of many spices like clove, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom.
Dals or lentils.
Tur dal or arhar dal
Chana dal or bengal gram dal
Whole moong.. It can also be used sprouted.
There are many more but I have listed just the basic everyday used lentils or spices so its easily recognisable. Have fun cooking.