What’s on your spice rack?

Panch Phoran

Men’s Fitness reckons there are 5 seasonings that “you should always have on hand to make nutritious and delicious meals”: onion powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, garlic powder and oregano.

I agree with the cinnamon, oregano and cayenne, but I’ll take fresh onion and garlic over the powder any day. This did get me thinking about my staple spices, which totally reflect my dependency on Mexican and Indian food. Here they are, in order of importance:

  • Cinnamon
  • Oregano
  • Red Chili Flakes
  • Cumin Seed
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Curry Leaves
  • Turmeric
  • Fennel Seeds
  • Cumin Powder
  • Bay Leaves

What about you? What’s on your spice rack?

Spice of life: 5 seasonings you should start using now [Men’s Fitness]

2 thoughts on “What’s on your spice rack?

  1. Rory

    What do you use cinnamon for!? I very seldom use it so it sits at the back of my cupboard getting stale. All the others (except perhaps fennel, ick) I can deal with, but cinnamon at the top of your list is surprising.


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