As you all know I love spices, both savoury and sweet. They just give food that EXTRA! vibe. Whether is is sweet dessert or spicy curries, you will never go wrong when it comes to adding them to your dishes. My spice for the week is Pilau Masala Whole spice mix. This spice mix contains cumin seeds, black pepper, cinnamon sticks, cardamom and cloves. Using whole spices adds that authentic natural aroma and taste. When using whole spices you can ground them in a mortar or electric grinder. I like using them whole especially when making Korma. I have cooked pilau with ground spices so this month look forward to a whole spice pilau affair.
Cinnamon is loaded with antioxidants too. Its anti inflammatory properties help body fight infections and repair tissue damage plus may help lower blood sugar
An instense, slightly sweet spice cardamom may help lower blood pressure due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties. The spice is often used to treat bad breath and it is a component of some chewing gums
Black pepper is full of antioxidants and may help fight bacteria