The riddle I got for Open Sesame 2 event at Dining Hall started by Siri and DK was
I am a flower but adorn a bouquet, I do not
I have an inbuilt perfume in my being
So strong and so intense that my oil will make your insides 'hot'
My medical impact all over the world seen.
My 'Yorubas' infusion is the 'savior' of star wars
I have been used as a barter by the fellow 'sadiqi's' during trades
One does not have to fight tooth or 'nail' for me
I am usually pink but mostly available browned in shades
I may be dry , I may overpower your tongue
But add a little for that midas touch
Come now, start thinking of that spice
Whose bite make your 'teeth' say Ouch!
My first guess was Cloves and I was right. So here is my recipe with cloves-
All Purpose masala powder Ingredients
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds
A piece of cinnamon
1 Red chilli
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp black pepper
Dry roast the ingredients on a very low flame till it starts changing colour.
Cool and grind to a smooth powder.
The masala goes well with North Indian side dishes and is similar to garam masala.
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