The flavor of any kind of food is incomplete without the use of masala and spices. These flavourful grocery staples stand for warmth, sweetness and heat. It is used in both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes. They can be used as a whole, ground into powder, and stored in airtight containers to be used as and when it is required. All of us have been grown up having cuisines flavored with various spices. Traditionally these masala have been used in curries, dal, soups, and grilled meat. Some of the most common spices which we regularly use in Indian kitchens include cloves, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, cardamom and bay leaves. These masalas just don't add flavour they have numerous health benefits too. They stimulate appetite by releasing digestive juices and help battle with indigestion. A good source of phytonutrients that helps boost metabolism, fight bloating, nausea and flatulence. Spices like cloves and cardamom helps fight bad breath.