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1. 'Adrak' is not unique to Indian cuisine, but is common in other Asian countries, Eastern Africa and the Caribbean. 'Adrak' is the rhizome of the plant which produces pink and white flower buds, turning yellow when they bloom. What is the English work for 'Adrak'?
2. Indians call this spicy bark 'karuvapatta', 'Elavanga Tholi' or 'dalchini'. Westerners are probably first introduced to this spice when they have their very first donut, as it's commonly mixed with sugar. What is this spice, known for hundreds of years, and even mentioned in the Bible?
3. 'Dhania' or 'hara dhaniya' is the seed of which plant, known for its 'soapy' taste and (to some) unpleasant smell?
4. 'Haldi' can be used either fresh or dried and powdered, and is commonly used as an alternative to saffron. Due to its strong yellow/orange colour when dried, it is also used as a dye. Which rhizome spice is also known as 'Indian saffron'?
5. 'Jaiphal' is the seed from the tree which also produces mace. Mace originates from the covering of the seed, whilst the seed is known world-wide as what?
6. 'Choti Elaichi' and 'Badi Elaichi' are the green and black versions of which spice that can be used either ground to a powder, or in its pod (whole) form?
7. 'Lahsun' is produced and is common world-wide with India being one of the biggest producers in the world. The plant grows as a bulb with each segment of the bulb known as a 'clove'. What is this pungent spice known as in the western world?
8. 'Imli' is the pod of a tree native to Africa yet used world-wide in many different cuisines and forms. India is the biggest producer of this spice which is eaten as both a fruit (in some countries) and in food preparations. Which spice is also known as the 'date of India'?
9. These dried flower buds are known in India as 'Lavang'. The plant is native to Indonesia and the flower buds used either powdered or whole. What is this spice, used sparingly due to its very strong flavour? (Hint: Don't mistake 'Lavang' for garlic!)
10. Star-shaped and aniseed flavoured, which spice is known in India as 'Chakra Phool'?
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