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This can be prepared by roasting the whole cloves and then crushing them into fine powder. A blender may be used for this purpose as cloves are hard to be ground into powder in mortar and pestle. Clove powder is used for marinades or stews or soups.
Cloves have distinct sweet astringent and aromatic flavor and scent. Cloves are used in many cultures from around the world from things like meat to dessert. Cloves are both used as whole or ground in many dishes such as rice, sauces etc. Sometimes Laung are taken separately after meal to freshen the breath.
- Cloves can easily overpower a dish, particularly when ground, so only a few need be used. Whole cloves are often used to "stud" vegetables, chicken or tofu, pushing the tapered end into thefood like a nail. A studded onion is frequently used to impart an elusive character to courts-bouillons, stocks and soups.
- Cloves are often used in a number of spice mixtures including garam masala, curry powders, mulling spices and pickling spices.
- Cloves also figure in the flavour of Worcestershire sauce.
- They enjoy much popularity in India, where they are generally used for rice dishes(pulavs , biryanis), here the rice is often aromatized with a few cloves.
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Storage Instructions: Cloves are best bought whole. As a powder flavour quickly deteriorates. Being extremely hard, it is difficult to grind cloves with a mortar and pestle so an electric grinder such as a coffee grinder is recommended. Store in an airtight container out of direct light.