Indian cuisine reflects an age-old history of various cultures and diversity of flavors. But do you know the secret behind the aromatic, flavorful, and oh-so-great Indian food?
Spices are to food what a soul is to the body - without it the dish feels bland. And Indian spices are doing a fabulous job in keeping the tradition of mouth-watering cuisines alive.
Aptly known as the “land of spices,” India is the largest producer of spices in the world. The country produces over 70 percent of the world’s spices.
Check out the list of our favorite and essential Indian spices that are a must-have for your kitchen rack:
If you prefer your food a little tangy, then this one's for you. Our Organic Dry Mango (Amchur) Powder Ground is made of sun-dried unripe mangoes, and is used to impart citrus flavor to dishes. Along with its savory taste, it also detoxifies and improves digestion in the body, and helps in regulating weight of the body.
A pinch of dry-mango powder can be sprinkled over fruit salads, stews, and curries to add a sharp, tart flavor. It is also added to marinades for vegetables, pickles, and lentils for a tangy experience.
Kitchari is our all-time favorite comfort food - we eat it in sickness and in health. And this spice only makes it easier (and tastier) to prepare it. Our Indian Kitchari Spice Mix is a perfect blend of 7 salts and spices - turmeric, brown mustard, ginger, cumin, fenugreek, asafoetida, and pink salt - mixed in just the right proportions for that perfect flavor. It also adds authentic Indian mild spicy flavor instantly to any dish when used.
Apart from making the best Kitchari (visit our blog post to try out our Indian-inspired Kitchari recipe), this spice is also great for sprinkling over any prepared foods, and making soups, sauces, and chutneys.
An original from India and our everyday, all-purpose spice -- Indian Chat Masala -- combines the power of five salts and spices - black salt, white salt, dry mango powder, black pepper, and red chilli pepper - into one. It uplifts the taste of curries, lemonades, and Indian chat by adding the tangy flavor to the dishes.
Sprinkle it over fruits, salads, egg toast, sprouts, sandwiches, pizza, or possibly anything, for a flavorful, amazing meal experience.
ProHack: Sprinkle some over french fries, and you’ll never eat them without this awesome spice.
Everybody loves Biryani! Everybody! And the secret behind its flavorful, aromatic taste is the spices (a lot of spices) used to make this authentic Indian recipe. So to make it convenient for you, our Indian Biryani Masala combines turmeric, red chilli, cumin, black pepper, bay leaf, salt, ginger, onion, garlic, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, and coriander, and brings together all the wonderful flavors into a dual sifter jar that makes it easy to sprinkle.
Simply add our Indian Biryani Masala to the mix of veggies and nuts for a savory Biryani experience: an experience you’ll never forget.
ProTip: Use naturally-aged, organic basmati rice for an unforgettable Biryani experience. Also, check out our blog post for the tastiest Biryani recipe.
This one is a little different from the other spices mentioned above: it is especially made for your everyday cuppa. Made with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, and ginger - or say, everything that a great cup of tea deserves - it is a must-have spice for all you tea lovers out there.
Simply add this pre-blended chai seasoning with any tea or matcha to hot water in order to make an instantly perfect chai tea beverage. And while you’re at it, check out our very wide collection of authentic Indian teas that will make up your day.
Try out these aromatic spices for a wonderful meal experience, and tell us some of your favorite spices.
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