[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]here are humble spices such as chili powder or garam masalas that barely cost anything, and then there are those worth more than their weight in silver. Yet, there’s a chance that you’ll find both ends of the spectrum in your pantry. Which ones should be used sparingly?

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