Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cinnamon, Cassia Bark - Daalchini - (दालचीनी)

Cinnamon, Cassia Bark - Daalchini - (दालचीनी)
One of the oldest known and most aromatic spices, cinnamon is the dried inner bark of a tropical evergreen tree.  The bark is reddish-brown in color, pungent, sharp tasting, and easily breakable. Cinnamon sticks keep indefinitely, but ground cinnamon loses its flavor more quickly.

Picture of a Nepali cinnamon - cassia bark, large, thicker and coarser and a feel of a tree bark, easily breakable.  In Nepal, a small stick of cinnamon is chewed with cardamom and cloves after a heavily spiced meal to freshen the breath and palate.
Cinnamon quills - very flavorful

Cinnamon is used either whole or ground to flavor sauces, rice, desserts, syrups, and is brewed with Nepali milky tea.  Cinnamon is also one of the components of Nepali spice blends.

4 comments:

  1. This looks very tasty -- is it easy to find these sticks in US grocery stores?

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  2. Thank you for writing...cassia bark (Daalchini) is available at Indian, Asian food stores and some International supermarkets the US.

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  3. It is not only good in flavor but Health professionals says that cinnamon is also the very effective herbal medicine for many disease like cancer, Arthritis Pain, blood sugar, blood pressure acne etc.

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