The aroma of nutmeg is as delicious as its taste: it is best used as an addition to sweet recipes like puddings and pies. It can also be used on meat dishes for an added flavour enhancer.
In Indian cuisine, nutmeg is used in many sweet as well as savoury dishes (predominantly in Mughlai cuisine). It may be used in small quantities in garam masala. Nutmeg can be used in preparation of vegetables, too. It works especially well with cheese dishes and is often a part of souffles. Egg dishes respond very well to the addition of nutmeg. It is also added in small quantities as a medicine for infants.