New York, Jan 19: If your spice cabinet has just salt, garlic powder and onion flakes, it's time to add more. Sprinkle some turmeric or garam masala to your dish to enhance the flavour of your food item.
Stock your kitchen with following spices to see a change in the dishes you put together, reports huffingtonpost.com:
* Cardamom: It's unique sweet-spicy flavour makes it a natural addition to sweets. Add a little to cake when you decide to bake. You don't need much to impart its bold flavour.
* Turmeric: It is responsible for some notable dishes. It gives bright yellow colour and is instrumental in curries.
* Cumin: It's bright, peppery flavour is one of the reasons Mexican food is so addictive. It's also an important ingredient in Indian and Middle Eastern food items.
* Garam masala: It's a blend of spices commonly used in North Indian cuisine. It's usually a mixture of cloves, cinnamon, cumin seeds and cardamom.