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In its day, the spice trade was the world’s biggest industry: it established and destroyed empires, led to the discovery of new continents, and in many ways helped lay the foundation for the modern world. Indian merchants involved in spice trade took Indian cuisine and spices to Southeast Asia, notably Malaysia and Indonesia, where spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander and chili powder were introduced to create a unique flavour profile to their cuisine.