check the temperature of oil, when you add spices.
April 24, 2007 4:19am CST
It is very true that most of the spices like fennel, which when put into very hot oil, lose all their important carminative ingredients. Very high temp of oil destroys the taste and flavour of most of the spices as most of the composing things in the spices are volatile. So next time don't let the spices crackle too much, check the temp. of oil.
24 Apr 07
Thanks for sharing this.Too much hot oil is not at all good.you should not heat oil much .It should be the utensil which should be pre heated & then oilshould be poured along with spices.it keeps the taste of spices intact.Too much heating of oil makes the oil more harmfulexcept the mustard oil which can be & should be heated more.
25 Apr 07
Normally, we sutee spices at right temperature of cooking oil. It does not require too long to heat the oil. The oil will smell bad if it is overheated anyway. Thank you though for this reminder. I know that this can easily happen if in cooking, we use firewood like when we are camping and we do not bring stoves for cooking.