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All About Coriander

A versatile spice that can be used in dried, ground and fresh forms, coriander has a unique flavour that packs a punch. The distinct aroma, pungency and flavour of coriander is unmissable which makes this a spice that can add a zing to any dish you make. To add to that it also has several… Read More All About Coriander

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All About Green Chillies

Packing a Punch Green Chilli is one of the vibrant spices that can single handedly change the taste profile of a dish from drab to fab. If you are looking to add a zing into any dish, there is no better spice than green chilli. They are the heart and soul of any quintessential Indian… Read More All About Green Chillies

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Flavourful Strands – Saffron

The most expensive spice in the world with good reason is saffron. And you know just why when you add it to your food. Saffron is derived from a flower called crocus sativus also known as saffron crocus. The stigmas of the flower are called threads and these are used as seasoning and colouring. Spice… Read More Flavourful Strands – Saffron


Review of Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty’s Santata Spa

At Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty’s Santata Spa, you are guaranteed bliss – well the meaning of the word Santata itself is inner harmony and tranquility in Sanskrit. Set on the backdrop of serene backwaters of Kochi’s Lake Vembanad, the Śāntata spa at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty is an international spa offering both modern wellness experiences… Read More Review of Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty’s Santata Spa

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Turmeric – the Yellow Booster

The myriad benefits of turmeric is taking the world by storm and proving once again that going back to your roots is what matters. Do you know that your kitchen has an ingredient that packs a punch? Well it is anti-aging, anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory super spice and has been around for centuries in Ayurvedic… Read More Turmeric – the Yellow Booster

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All About Vanilla

Did you know that vanilla is the second most expensive spice after saffron? Well chances are probably not and the reason why vanilla is so expensive is that it takes years to become usable. The best place to learn about Bourbon vanilla is at the La Vanilleraie, a traditional workshop located in Sainte Suzanne in… Read More All About Vanilla

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Red Chilli as a Spice

What is common to the words Bhut Jalokia, Byadgi, Bird eye, Mundu, Kashmiri, Jwala, Guntur, and Kanthari? Well, these are varieties of red chilli – the spice you may love or hate but can never ignore. Variants Galore There is an amazing variety of red chillies available in the country and their taste and spice… Read More Red Chilli as a Spice