Ginger, cinnamon, long pepper, honey and nutmeg compounded into a baked goodie are a specific Arab prescription for potency. In the Middle Ages, aphrodisiac spices were kneaded into pastries intended for the beloved. A little sugar and intensely flavored spice makes everything nice.
Recipe for a type of relish called Mango Chutney made with mangoes, apples, ginger, chiles and other spices.
Chicken is simmered with yogurt, ajwain seed, garlic-ginger paste and chiles.
A simple curry powder goes well with vegetables such as potatoes or cauliflower.
The name simply means "hot spice", garam masala is a popular Indian spice mixture used on meats and vegetables. There are as many recipes for garam masala as their are families in India. Here is one with the most basic ingredients. You can also buy the spice premade in all Indian markets as well as online.