Cloves (Lavong) – Small, dried, brown flower buds of the tropical evergreen tree . They have strong, sweet aroma and hot, pungent taste, Cloves are best bought whole and grind to your need, if necessary. They have been used in India for thousands of years, not only in cooking, but to sweeten the breath, and they contain a mild anesthetic. Whole cloves are frequently used to flavor meat dishes, curries, and soups. State of Kerala grows Cloves, Cardamoms and Black Pepper- you can buy fresh in Spice stores. Cloves are used in Ayurvedic Medicine for hundreds of years.
Ground Cloves are used in Garam Masala, Chai Spice and other blends.
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