Cloves / Grambu
Clove or grambu,is a popular spice and is used in liqueurs and mulled wine, perfumes and even love potions. More recently, clove oil has been employed for its analgesic effects in dentistry. It is a preservative and is also used as a flavouring agent for meat dishes. It is also used to flavour a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes. It has been an essential flavor component in many traditional dishes .
Mace Flower – Jathipathri
Mace is a spice derived from the waxy red covering of nutmeg seeds .Mace’s flavour is very similar to that of nutmeg. It is strongly aromatic, resinous and warm in taste. Mace is often preferred in light dishes for the bright orange, saffron-like color it gives to the dish. The flavour of Mace is very versatile which makes it useful is several recipes. It significantly enhances color, taste, and flavor of the foods
Mace should be stored carefully in airtight containers in a cool dry place, and it should not be exposed to moisture or too much light.