Natco Ground Cinnamon (Dalchini) 50g
Product Description: Natco ground cinnamon has a fragrant aroma and a sweet, spicy taste. Widely used in Asian spice blends. It is also perfect in cakes, desserts, sweet and sour sauces or with stewed fruit. It also adds a delicious flavor to hot drinks or sprinkled on hot, buttered toast.
Storage: Store in a cool dry place.
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Cinnamon, one of the most-used spices in Indian cuisine, has been used for thousands of years.In ancient Egypt, its use was limited to royalty, who used it in beverages, medicine, and the embalming of their corpses. It was deemed as a gift fit for the gods. Currently, it is the world’s fifth most expensive spice by weight.
Cinnamon is the dried inner bark of various trees belonging to the Cinnamon genus, with the thinnest bark being the highest quality. It has sweet, pleasant smell and taste, and is used widely in beverages and food. In cooking, it is used in both desserts and main course dishes. It is available in both sticks and ground form.In most Indian dishes, however, you would be using the sticks, so you better buy whole cinnamon sticks. You can grind them later in your coffee grinder or food processor if you need ground cinnamon for any of your dishes.
Storage of Cinnamon
If you store cinnamon in an airtight jar in the form of sticks, they will retain their flavour for a very long time. However, since grinding the sticks brings out the flavour of cinnamon, the powdered form loses the flavour quickly. It is better to grind cinnamon fresh when using it, or if you need to store it,it should be powdered in small quantities and stored in airtight containers in a cool, dry place. Keep the powdered cinnamon away from sunlight.
Use in Indian Cuisine
No Indian spice box is complete without cinnamon. It is used heavily in many dishes such as chicken qorma, tandoori chicken, murghmakhani, chana dal, pulao, and many other dishes. Many recipes include roasting pieces of cinnamon sticks in oil so that its flavor and fragrance is released and the stick becomes tender. The food is then cooked in this aromatic and flavourful oil. Cinnamon is also one of the main ingredients in garam masala, a combination of spices which forms the base for almost all of the foods in Indian cuisine.