Indian spices complex were on a recovery mode last week (barring pepper) as prices found support near the recent lows. ON-dip buying enabled the prices to post smart gains ranging from 2-4.5% on wow basis. Pepper turned out to be a laggard on the back of constrained demand and stray reports of poor quality of stocks that made the prices sway within a narrow range. Turmeric moved higher led by technical support and the underlying reduced acreage concerns that helped shore up the sentiment. Jeera attempted a cautious upside potential as better crop continued to put brakes on the bounce back, while short covering allowed nominal gains to percolate. Chilly witnessed a late week break out riding on the back of concerns that lower acreage and erratic weather developments ignited the market mood as prices retested 2 week highs. Chana prices continued to be weaker with improved final acreage prospects, but found support from the 2 month low of Rs4,320. Sugar prices posted a massive recovery gaining by over 1.2% led by buying support at lower levels and anticipated improved demand ahead of the religious festivities.