Welcome To Copper Pot Indian Grill
Traditional Indian food can change your life forever, Indian cuisine. It’s colorful, flavorful, and the spices are not only delicious—they come with a plethora of health benefits. These spices can be used in either sweet or savory dishes and they will leave your taste buds asking for more. Look at our list below for some common Indian spices and the medicinal benefits that each one provides.
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time… it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
Black pepper is not a spice that many people associate with Indian cooking. However, these little peppercorns have their most ancient roots in India. By now, they are one of the most traded spices in the world and are commonly found in many European dishes, often paired with salt. Black pepper aids in digestion, congestion, an upset stomach and can also help to stop the bleeding on a cut when applied topically.
Cardamom is native to the evergreen forests of India. This spice is commonly used in Indian cuisine, but it has also made its way into Ayurveda medicine as a treatment for mouth ulcers, digestive problems, and even depression. Some of the health benefits of this peppery, citrusy spice are now making their way into modern studies. It’s well worth adding cardamom to your food for the flavor alone, but these health benefits are also something to consider whenever you break out the spices.
The little bud resembles a tiny flower used not only in Indian cuisines, but in African and Middle Eastern as well. In cosmetic uses, close is found in toothpastes, soaps, and perfumes. Indian healers have used the oils, flower buds, and stems from the plant in an array of medicine. Clove oil can also help with pain when applied topically, and can help with stomach issues like gas, diarrhea, nausea and upset stomach.
cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors, and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits.
Fenugreek seeds and leaves. It is used in almost every Indian preparation of curry. But what you might not know is that fenugreek is a rich reservoir of medicinal properties that imparts many health benefits.
Cumin is extremely good for digestion and related problems. The very aroma of cumin, which comes from an aromatic organic compound called Cumin aldehyde, the main component of its essential oil, activates our salivary glands in our mouth, which facilitates the primary digestion of food.
Mustard seeds emerged from our food ranking system as an excellent source of selenium, a nutrient which that has been shown to help reduce the severity of asthma, decrease some of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and help prevent cancer. They also qualified as a good source of magnesium.
Chili powder contains enough vitamin A which fulfills one’s daily intake. Besides, it contributes to the maintenance of eyesight and takes care of bones, teeth, skin, internal membranes, and reproductive systems. Chili powder acts as an excellent antioxidant due to the presence of vitamin C in abundance. Vitamin C is essential for strengthening the immune system, healing injuries, and fighting against damage caused by free radicals.
Star anise is rich in antioxidants and vitamin A and C, which help fight free radicals that are responsible for early ageing and diabetes. The oil produced from star anise contains thymol, terpinol and anethole, which is used for treating cough and flu. Anise also helps improve digestion, alleviate cramps, and reduce nausea.
Many more spices are used in Indian food, see our Chart below for more information.
10 S 5th St
Lumber Exchange Building
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612)-331-5577 | (612)-331-6677Fax: (612) 331-8877
Lunch (Everyday Lunch Buffet)
Mon to Fri: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sat & Sun : 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM
Dinner (Fine Dining Full Service)
Mon to Thu : 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Fri to Sat : 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Sun : 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM