5 Uncommon Spices From Different Regions Of India To Spice Up Your Food

Jan 20, 2023 19:49 IST
What's food without some spice? And thankfully, we have plenty of them in India. Let's explore some of these lesser-known Indian spices that can make your meal all the better.
  • Kokum

    Kokum is actually a fruit but is used as a spice in Konkan regions, and is found mostly in Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala and Karnataka.
  • Kalpasi

    Kalpasi - the dark purple flower is usually blended with other ingredients to masala mix like the famous Chettinad masala in south Indian regions, and godi masala in Maharashtra.
  • Lakadong Turmeric

    Found and used mostly in Meghalaya, Lakadong turmeric is derived from the underground stems of Curcuma Lomba root and rhizome.
  • Anardana

    Anardana is popular in north India and besides being used as a sweet spice, it is also used as a preservative to make chutneys and pickles in place of other natural preservatives like lemon juice.
  • Bhut Jolokia

    Named the "hottest chilli pepper in the world" by the Guinness World Records in the year 2007, bhut jolokia is as fiery as it can get.
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