I like and not love garlic; just a bit of it my food is fine. My parents hate garlic because they find the taste too sharp for them. I however seem to overdo it the few times I decide to use it. My sister advised me to peel but not mince or chop the cloves for the distant garlic flavor that I like but it is still too much. I went to eat out at an Indian restaurant and realized that they dull the garlic taste with coconut milk. Could this be my solution?. A friend of mine who comes from a community that does not cook any meals without spices told me that they buy them whole and roast before grinding to achieve the maximum flavors.