6 Spice Mixes From Around The World To Elevate Your Meals
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Spices are considered game changers for many occasions and dishes, ensuring that there is always a hint of kick and tanginess in your food, making your experience and appetite more beautiful and enormous. Every part of the world where spices are grown is also the birthplace of incredible spice blends, such as allspice or cajun spice blends. From India to Africa to East Asia, there is simply no dearth of spice blends from around the world.

When it comes to making these spice blends, you can go with a lot of options once you get the basic spices right. You can find a wet paste of spices to mix into your food, ensuring it tastes good. On the other hand, you can take dried spices (khade masale) yourself to make a customised spice to your preference. 

If you are someone who doesn't like bland food and always encourages the use of lots of spices and seasonings to make your food delicious, then you need to try out different global spices to make the food more tasty. Here are some that you must try out.

1. Cajun Spice Blend: The blend is creamy and delicious, with a hint of richness. It has paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, and some white pepper. Spices in the mix and the dominance of oregano and thyme make the dish taste herby. The spice mix can be added to creamy pasta and chicken recipes. Elevate the dish by adding the spice mix and a little lemon juice, making the sourness pop in the mouth with the spices that burst with flavour. 

2. Ras el Hanout: You can mix cinnamon, cumin, coriander, ginger, paprika, cardamom, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and cloves to make Ras el hanout. You can also decide which spice will be more dominant in the mix, adding a bit more to enhance the seasoning according to the taste and the dish to which you add it. This spice mix is classic and can turn your curries into a flavorful ball of heaven. If you want to try something spicy yet very calming simultaneously, try out this spice blend, as it will deliver you the taste you are looking for.

3. Moroccan Spice Blend: If you love Hawaiian spices, then you will love Moroccan spice, as it tastes very similar. It is very simple and elegant when added to the dish but can provide nice flavours. It can be added to pasta with a little bit of butter and can also be used as a taco seasoning for a unique taste. A mix is made of cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, paprika, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. All the kicking spices are mixed in a balanced manner. With ginger and paprika, it creates a dish which soothes your soul.

4. Sichuan Peppercorn Spice Blend: Spice can be found in the form of either powder or paste. It is very traditional to Chinese dishes and can be served as a spicy and flavourful mix. The blend goes well with different kinds of soup and chicken. Blended sichuan peppercorns, dried red chillies, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and garlic powder are added to the mix. One can enjoy the seasoning in a dish with honey-glazed pepper and lots of pickles. If you love Chinese food, this is the seasoning you must pick out. It gives the perfect kick to the food with lots of flavour and aroma from different spices mixed in it. 

5. Mulgapodi: A South Indian spice blend, this one brings together lentils, black pepper, tamarind, and mustard seeds, creating a flavorful medley. It is known as Milagai Podi or Idli Podi too. It offers an enhanced taste with earthiness, warmth, and a hint of tanginess. It goes perfectly with different lentils and soups. One can also prepare dishes and curries with the spice mix. A perfect balanced spice mix with lots of flavours that burst in your mouth with different dishes close to your heart.

6. Punjabi Garam Masala: Punjabi Garam Masala from North India combines cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom for a bold, aromatic experience. It has a rich, warming taste that defines the diverse flavours of Indian cuisine. Punjabi Garam Masala showcases more simple yet robust flavours, highlighting the unique regional tastes of India. It delivers a spicy kick to your dish with a creamy delight that enhances the richness of the food. It can be added to any dish, including lentils or non-vegetarian dishes, to make a powerful burst of flavours in your mouth.