India produces a wide range of spices and holds a prominent position in world spice production. Because of the varying climates – from tropical to sub-tropical to temperate-almost all spices grow splendidly in India.In reality almost all the states and union territories of India grow one or the other spices.

Allspice Aniseed Asafoetida Basil Bay Leaf Bishop’s Weed
Cambodge Caper Caraway Seed Cardamom (large) Cardamom (small) Cassia
Celery Chilli Cinnamon Clove Coriander Cumin
Curry Leaf Dill Fennel Fenugreek Garlic Ginger
Greater Galanga Horseradish Hyssop Juniper Berry Kokam Lovage
Marjoram Mint Mustard Nutmeg & Mace Oregano Parsley
Pepper Pepper Long Pomegranate Poppy Seed Rosemary Saffron
Sage Savory Star Anise Sweet Flag Tamarind Tarragon
Tejpat Thyme Turmeric Vanilla

Spices were once valued exclusively for their aroma and flavour. Flavour still constitute the major attraction for spices.