July 31, 2018

Chaat Masala – A Complete Guide on Uses, Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Substitute

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Chaat Masala – The Zesty Tangy Indian Street Food Seasoning Tongue – Ticklingly combination of sour, hot, pungent and spicy tastes, this Indian street food seasoning is a must have spice blend in any Indian kitchen. This post will answer your questions on: The characteristic flavour profile of Chaat Masala  What is chaat? How is…

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May 25, 2018

Amchur Powder : A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Amchur Powder ( Dry Mango Powder) – Tangy Indian spice Amchur powder or Dried Mango Powder is a plain beige coloured fruity souring Indian spice. Made from dried unripe green mangoes ground into powder and used as a spice to add tartness to dishes. Unripe mangos are first cut into pieces and left to dry…

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April 29, 2018

How These Everyday Common Spices Help Ease Seasonal Allergies

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 Allergies can suddenly jolt your system without you even realising that your body has adversely reacted to something. There are many natural anti-histamine agents present in everyday food items that you may already have in your fridge or cupboard and can be effective as home remedies for seasonal allergies. Adding some of these spices and…

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April 12, 2018

Ground Coriander : A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Ground Coriander- One Spice Many Uses There is nothing complicated about coriander powder or ground coriander as many prefer to call it. Whole coriander seeds, are dried and then round to a powder form to make Ground Coriander. It’s staple in any Indian kitchen but is also popularly used in Mexican, Southeast Asian and Meditteranean…

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March 25, 2018

Fennel Spice Seeds & Aniseed – A Complete Guide On Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Fennel Spice Seeds  & Aniseed – The Fresh Green Liquorice Spice People who frequent Indian restaurants may be familiar with these tiny green seeds served at the end of a meal mostly accompanied by sugar or sugar-coated fennel seeds or aniseed. Fennel seeds come from fennel plant and it may surprise you to know that…

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March 6, 2018

Black Cardamom Pods – A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Black Cardamom Pods  – The Big Black Spicy Seed that few know about! Many may have experienced a soft stony slightly bitter chunks of black in their Indian curry once in a while! If it’s you then you have just been introduced to an essential aromatic Indian spice called ‘Black Cardamom’ also known as Brown…

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February 9, 2018

Asafoetida – A complete Guide on Benefits, Cooking, Buying and Storing

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Asafoetida – An Odd Smelling Spice with Unique Benefits One of the most popular Indian spices in almost every Indian household, however little less known in the Western world! I call it odd smelling, because unlike other spices which make you go ‘aaaahhhh’ this spice will make you go ‘yuucccckkkk’ . Its a gum from…

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February 3, 2018

Unique Gift Ideas for Food Lovers That Will Make Them Squeal With Joy

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Your search for gifts ideas for your gluttonous friend, relative or even colleague ends right here! Dont know about you but I do like to take my time (to my husband’s utter annoyance) to find something for a dear friend or family that is a bit unusual, thoughtful, utility based and if possible not from the high…

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