Cloves or laung have a strong flavour that is used to enhance the taste of certain sweets, Mughlai dishes, meats, chana, pulao, biryani, marinades etc. It is used in small quantities in a dish, either whole or ground. It is an important ingredient in the spice mix - garam masala.
- Cloves are good for digestion
- Chewing on a clove or using its oil helps reduce toothache
Read more about the benefits of cloves here.