India contributes 70 percentage of global spice production Indian spices include a variety of spices grown across the Indian subcontinent. with different climates in different parts of the country, India produces a variety of spices, many of which are native to the subcontinent, while thers were imported from similar climates and have since been cultivated locally for centuries
Spices or masalas are used in different forms: whole, chopped, ground, roasted, fried and as topping. They blend food to extract the nutrients and bind them in a palatable form. Some spices are added at the end as flavoring and are typically heated in a pan with cooking oil before being added to a dish. Lighter spices are added last while spices with strong flavor should be added first. "Curry" refers to any dish in Indian cuisine that contain several spices blended together, weather dry or with a gravy base.