I started a Great Courses on spices. Then I went down the rabbit hole after Indian spices were featured, since I've done almost no Indian cooking other than attempts at lentils and curry. I did some reading and came across this magical ingredient. So I ordered some to try it out. I kind of feel like Gandalf however when he's looking down at the ring on the floor skeptically and maybe even a little scared... I've read that it can stink up your pantry so I have not yet opened it. Any suggestions for a first try? I guess I'll just keep the whole jar in a ziplock back after I open it.