Whether you are making dessert, savoury dish or drink, you cannot go further without using clove seeds if you want to add warm and pungent flavour. This pungent spice is added to rice, sauce, meat and several other dishes. The seeds can be removed from the cooked dish, as these leave behind strong aroma and flavour. People generally use whole cloves, but you can also ground it and use the powder. The whole spice has a longer shelf life compared to ground cloves.