18/03/2015 9:53 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

9 Indian Spices You Should Definitely Use More In Your Cooking

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For those who are giving their fiery Indian curries a miss for salads, here's something to consider: Aside from giving food it's heady, exotic flavours, desi spices have a bunch of healthy tricks up their sleeves. Turmeric (or haldi) for instance has gained popularity over the ages in Indian and Chinese medicine for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory powers. Cinnamon (dalchini) on the other hand fights bad cholesterol.

Don't say no to salads, but here's why you should also add a pinch of any of these nine savoury spices to your everyday meals.

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