From cumin and coriander to chilies and mustard seeds, spices are the cornerstone of Indian cuisine. The harmonious blending of these spices produces complex layers of flavors, aromas and textures. Here youll find recipes for a variety of spice-infused dishes, including chicken seasoned with Madras curry, and beef kabobs enhanced with garam masala, a mix of more than half a dozen spices. A soothing rice pudding, laced with plump raisins and crunchy almonds, is enlivened with cardamom and saffron.