Cooking Spices and Masala

  • The use of spices is not just limited to the flavour of food. Using spices definitely enhances the taste but Indian spices also have several health benefits. You may buy masala just to add a bit of flavour to your food but it also has several benefits that are great for you. For example, red chilli masala powder can help you cut down on fat and boost your immunity. The most favoured masala powder is Turmeric because turmeric has so many benefits. Turmeric can prevent cancer, aid in digestion and improve immunity. The benefits of spices are never ending. Jeera or cumin is very helpful in preventing nausea and gas. It is also helpful in improving blood cholesterol levels, promoting weight loss and can help with diabetes. Asafoetida powder or Hing can help in removing chest congestion. You can also prepare a masala mix like garam masala. Garam masala powder contains coriander, cloves, black pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This masala mix is used to make a variety of delicious dishes. 
  • Indian cuisine is incomplete without the masalas and spices used in them. They are the main ingredient of most of the dishes and add flavor, taste and color to your food. There are numerous masalas used in the Indian cuisine. Some of the most popular Indian masalas are garam masala, chicken tikka masala and paneer tikka masala. Similarly spices also play an important role in the taste and aroma of your food. You can buy a range of masalas and spices from different brands on bigbasket’s online store. The taste of masalas may differ from one another slightly from one brand to another. As the flavors of non-vegetarian dishes are stronger, chicken masala, mutton masala and other meat based masalas are distinguished from the rest. Some of the most popular brands selling masalas are Aachi masala and MDH masala.

Turmeric Powder

Chilli Powder

Coriander Powder


Black Pepper



Chat Masala




Black Cumin

Garlic Powder

Tomato Powder



Beet Powder

Onion Powder