Ground Cumin Seeds (or whole, which you can then grind yourself)
"You probably already have some cumin in your pantry. I love the smoky, solid base that cumin adds to dishes," Aarti says. "I especially love using whole cumin seeds to start dishes off or to finish them off. They add a lovely pop of flavor."
Ground cumin adds depth of flavor to Aarti's Green Chicken Curry (pictured), which won raves from a table of hard-core foodies during the Star supper club challenge.
Read on for Aarti's final must-have spice ...