With its sweet peppery taste, Basil is often referred to as ‘The King of Herbs’. It is a staple of Italian cooking and widely used in pasta, sauces, Pesto dips, marinades, pizzas and herbal teas. It is well known to aid digestion. Recently seen to be used in innovative products like chocolates, strawberry and lemon sorbets. Basil works will in flavors of Oregano and Rosemary.
Chives with its fresh and light onion taste is often incorporated into the dishes at the last minute. It seasons salads and gives dairy products a fresh note, such as cream, cheese and mayonnaise. It is used as an ingredient for omelettes, fish, potatoes, soups, and many other dishes.
It is also known as Chinese parsley or dhania, and in the United States the stems and leaves are usually called cilantro. They taste refreshing and have sweet citrusy flavor with floral aroma. Its strong, distinctive flavour makes it ideal for sprinkling on salads or on cooked dishes such as Indian Dal, and for use as an ingredient in Mexican dips such as Salsa and Guacamole and Indian Raita, in marinades and sauces, Thai and other curries, Tagines, Chillies and Chutneys. Coriander leaves are also sometimes used in Breads and Naans, in stuffing, or with fruits such as Mango or Grapefruit.
It belongs to the family Fabaceae. It is used in sauces, curries and soups. It blends well with coriander. Fresh fenugreek leaves are an ingredient in some curries, such as with potatoes in cuisines of the Indian subcontinent to make "aloo methi"("potato fenugreek") curry
Spear Mint has fresh, sweet flavour and cool aftertaste widely used both in sweet and savoury dishes, confectionery products etc. It is widely used in Indian dishes like Raita, chutneys, aam panna etc. In the Middle East, UK and USA it is associated with Lamb in the form of a marinade, sauce or jelly. For sweet dishes, it can be used to garnish fruit salads and ice cream, and in smoothie. It is added to poultry, sauces and herbal tea. Well known to treat irritable bowel syndrome
Oregano is known as Joy of the mountains. One of the most versatile culinary herbs used worldwide in its dry flavorful form. Its distinctive flavour is an important part of Italian and Greek cuisines & is mainly used in Pizza toppings, Sauces, roasted / fried Meat, Pasta, salads and stews. The dried and ground leaves are most often used in Greece to add flavor to Greek salad. It is used alongside Thyme, Basil and Parsley.
It belongs to the mint family Lamiaceae. "rosemary" derives from the Latin words "ros", meaning "dew" and "marinus," meaning "sea" - "dew of the sea". Rosemary has a tea-like aroma and a piney flavor. Most often used to season meat, tomato sauce, bread and biscuit dough.
Thyme is aromatic, warm and pungent and is an important part of Bouquet Garni and Herbes de Provence. A spice you can add to any dish without thinking twice. It’s commonly used to season soups, cheese, sauces, meat and pastas. The sprigs are used to flavour oils and vinegars or to garnish cocktails. Before the advent of modern antibiotics, oil of thyme was used to medicate bandages. It’s commonly used to season soups, cheese, sauces, meat and pastas. Its flavor blends best with rosemary, sage and marjoram.