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How to use cloves- Some useful tips and tricks - 24 Mantra Organic

How to use cloves- Some useful tips and tricks - 24 Mantra Organic

how to use cloves

Super Uses of Cloves

Organic Food
5.01.2021

Cloves, also known as laung in Hindi, is an aromatic spice widely used in Indian kitchen. They are highly valued for their culinary and medicinal benefits.

Not only do they give a rich flavour to your dishes, but are also known to cure sore throat, toothache, obesity.

But did you know that cloves can also be used around the home in more than one way? Here’s how to use cloves both inside and outside the kitchen to get maximum benefits from this amazing spice.

How to use cloves to flavour food?

Cloves are sweet-spicy herbs with strong flavour and aroma. These properties make them go well with many Indian dishes. Here are some examples of how to use cloves in food.

  • Chutney and pickles: Whether it’s a tomato, mango, or garlic chutney, adding a few cloves will give it a distinct warm flavour and aroma.
  • Curry dishes: Cloves are an important ingredient of curry powder, especially in north India. Any garam masala would be incomplete without clove powder. Cloves are also used to flavour Biryani dishes and Pulao rice.
  • Cakes and dessert: For dessert requiring a warm, spicy flavour, crushed or ground cloves will prove to be the most suitable addition.
  • Fruit pies: Cloves are typically added to fruit pies but can also go well with other fruit pies such as a pumpkin pie.

How to use cloves with drinks?

There is hardly any Indian who doesn’t enjoy a hot cup of tea. And though sweet milk tea is a favourite among many, it is not the healthiest version of tea.

Nevertheless, there are some ways you can make your tea drinking experience much healthier. For instance, try cloves tea instead!

Cloves are replete with powerful antioxidants that boost immunity and keep you away from diseases.

Grind 1 tablespoon of whole cloves and add it to a cup of water. Heat the cinnamon water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Let it steep for 2-3 minutes. Strain the beverage and enjoy it while hot.

You can also use cloves to flavour warm drinks like hot chocolate, wines, and ciders.

How to use cloves as an air freshener?

You can easily get rid of foul odours in your home by using clove oil freshener spray. Mix 5-10 drops of clove oil in water and pour it into a spray bottle. Shake well before using.

To combat cooking odours in the kitchen, boil some cloves in water on the stove and let it simmer. The odours will soon vanish. Keep adding water till the kitchen is odour-free.

Cloves also help eliminate the musty smell in a closet or other closed areas. Simply tie some whole cloves in a thin cotton handkerchief and leave it in the closet for a while.

How to use cloves to cure a toothache?

Toothache can get nasty at times. One way to combat pain to gargling your mouth with warm clove water.

The active ingredients in cloves numb the nerves in your mouth, providing quick relief from toothache and gum pain.

Get Organic Cloves Today!

 

Now that you’ve understood how to use cloves for various purposes, always keep a pouch of cloves handy at home. But buying good quality, pure cloves is as important as learning how to use cloves.

Always make sure to go for organic cloves that are free from harmful pesticides. Give yourself and your family a taste of health and nutrition with organic purity!

Try 24 Mantra Organic’s Clove and savour the taste of organic goodness.

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