Mace (javitri) comes from the same plant. They are leaf like covering enclosing the seed called Nutmeg (jaiphal – another spice). The bright red colored leaves are dried to give yellow colored mace and is available in the form of ‘blades’ or powder. It is used as a flavoring agent in rich gravies, sweets, pudding […]

Mustard seeds

Mustard seeds are the seeds of the mustard plant and are available in dark brown and yellow colors. This is used as a spice in many Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi dishes. Also available in the form of fluid paste as French Mustard made in Dijon, France and other varieties. Oil is also extracted out from […]

Lotus stem

Known as Kamal Kakri. It is available in Indian/Chinese grocery stores

Lal Saag

Red spinach. Available in Chinese grocery stores or Indian grocery store.


Fresh, tart lemons are extremely aromatic because they’re high in essential oils. The juice and zest of lemons are used to flavor many sweet dishes from pies to cakes and cookies, as well as savory dishes, such as roast chicken and grilled fish. Make old-fashioned lemonade by combining cooled sugar syrup with freshly squeezed lemon […]


Leek are long and cylindrical vegetable with dark green leaves and white roots. Select small to medium size which are bright with unblemished leaves. How to use :- Trim the leeks, discarding the roots and tough green tops. Slit the leeks lengthwise in half and wash thoroughly under cold running water. Place each leek half, […]