Cinnamon bark is a popular spice with a delicate fragrance and a warm agreeable taste and is used in both sweet and savoury foods.
Strongly aromatic, sweet, pleasant and warm cinnamon has a fresh lively tone that makes it equally suited for the fiery meat curries as well as the subtle, fragrant biriyani of the Imperial North Indian cuisine. It is often used in savoury dishes of chicken and lamb and in numerous curries, pulaos besides garam masala. It is also used in sambar powder and BisiBelebath which gives it a rich aroma and unique taste.
Many dessert recipes such as apple pie, doughnuts, and cinnamon buns as well as spicy candies etc have cinnamon as an important ingredient. It is commonly used in cakes and other baked goods, milk and rice puddings, chocolate dishes and fruit desserts. It can also be used to spice mulled wines, creams and syrups.