On the days you've run out of vegetables or is racing against time to pack a takeaway meal, you wish you had some magical recipe that could instantly lend flavour to your rice.
Here's a selection of spice powders and mixes that can be prepared and stored to be eaten along with rice, a dollop of ghee and papad. You can also serve it as accompaniment for idli or dosa.
Spicy garlic chutney
Serve the garlic chutney with dal-rice, spicy snacks, bread bhakri or potato vada.