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The Radhuni’s Mastery of Indian Spices

Indian Spices

When it comes to Indian food, spices are one of the most important ingredients. Without these special zings, the flavour of the food wouldn’t stand out, and that’s why The Radhuni restaurant use spices in a special way, in order to create our award winning Indian dishes.

Indian chefs use seasoning in a variety of ways, each with their own amazing tastes and aromas. Cinnamon, Black Mustard Seed, Golden Turmeric, Cardamom, Chillies, Ginger Root are common spices used to cook Indian cuisine.

radhuni IMG 5266 - The Radhuni - Edinburgh  Spices are added at different stages and in different ways (marinades, rubbings, sauces, etc.) depending on the dish, meat, vegetable, or cooking method. One of the great things about spices is that different flavours can be achieved from the same spice by using different methods of preparing or using the spice. Grinding, roasting, adding the whole spice or by combining the spice with other spices, will all alter the flavour and give unique tastes.

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The most common spices used to prepare Indian food are Carom Seeds, Cloves, Mustard, Cumin, and Saffron. Apart from these, numerous other types of spices and herbs are found and used in India and Indian cooking.  We only use some of these spices to cook the authentic Indian flavoured cuisine. Let’s learn more about the usage of these popularly used spices and herbs.


Curry is popular dish in Indian cuisine that has an important use of spices to create the tastes and smells that everyone loves. We use spices like Turmeric, Fenugreek, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Coriander, Clove (among others) to create out wonderful dishes. In the process of cooking, the spices are mixed with meats / vegetables. Cooked together, this combination makes the perfect curry.


With a Bhuna, the spices are traditionally cooked in hot oils to preserve and release authentic and rich flavours, by eliminating the raw tastes.


Another popular cooking method and quite similar to Bhuna. The main difference between the two is that in Tadka, whole spices are used to extract their flavours.

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We believe that spices are a vital part of what we do at The Radhuni. We believe we have perfected our way of using them to create unique and tasty Indian dishes in our award winning restaurant.

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