Indian Essentials Ground Spices Collection
Think of this collection as a modern-day masala Dabba! These freshly ground Indian spices are the essential building blocks of incredible Indian cuisine. Add depth and dimension to your sauces, dals, and curries, and make masala magic happen with these fragrant, flavorful spices.
- Roasted Cumin Powder
- Without cumin, we’d have no savory dal, tajine or chili. Hundreds of beloved recipes get their distinctive tang, punchy heat, and tawny color from cumin. Made from the thin, tiny seeds of the delicate cumin plant (a relative of dill and caraway), the spice originated in Asia (hence its appearance in the famous Xi’an noodle dishes), but was widely dispersed via the Silk Road, and used as an antibacterial addition to foods. Roasting adds depth and a toasted undertone.
- Roasted Coriander Powder
- The coriander plant has leaves that we in the U.S. call cilantro, and these slim seeds known as coriander. The roasted, dried seeds still have a zingy, citrusy freshness that will pairs gorgeously with lime juice, and will brighten up sweet and savory dishes alike. Maybe that’s why it’s one of the earliest recorded spices?
- Turmeric Powder
- A longtime staple as a fabric dye and ingredient in Ayurvedic cooking and medicine (since 500 BC!), turmeric is currently enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity due to its anti-inflammatory and digestive qualities. A rhizome that looks similar to ginger root when pulled out of the ground, dried and powdered turmeric has stunning marigold color and earthy taste that pairs well with citrus or honey.
- Kashmiri Chilli Powder
- Bred for their fiery red color and balanced heat, Kashmiri chilis are known for lending dishes like rogan josh and tandoori chicken their vibrant coral shade. The powder won’t add a ton of heat to your dish and is similar to saffron in that it’s often called upon for its hue as well as its flavor. That said, this spice is no slouch in the taste department, delivering a layer of savory, well-rounded piquancy to meats and vegetables.
- Fenugreek Seed Powder
- Produced from the ground seeds of the fenugreek plant, the powder has a naturally bitter taste until cooked. It then takes on a slightly sweet, maple-y flavour, with a scent that could easily be mistaken for maple syrup or butterscotch. It is a bright and pungent spice that has been used medicinally as well as for culinary purposes for millennia. Try it in fish curries, flavoring for breads, vegetables, lamb, potatoes, and rice!
- Ajwain Powder
- Sometimes called bishop’s weed, ajwain is a leafy plant that’s in the same family as parsley. Though the leaves are edible, the seeds are most commonly used and can be cooked with whole or ground—the seeds are firm and super flavourful, so having the powdered version on hand is a great way to start dabbling in adding it to simple curries or slow-cooked, saucy legumes. Said to help digestion, ajwain has an aroma and a slightly bitter flavor like that of thyme or oregano and is often used in chutneys and samosa recipes.
- Made in Ashville, NC
- Roasted Cumin Powder - Cumin Powder
- Roasted Coriander Powder - Coriander Powder
- Turmeric Powder - Turmeric
- Kashmiri Chilli Powder - Kashmiri Chilli Powder
- Fenugreek Seed Powder - Fenugreek Seed
- Ajwain Powder - Ajwain
Are your spices gluten-free?
Yes, all but three! We adhere to a strict and robust allergen safety program in our factory. Our Modena Balsamic Rub, Chaat Masala, and Tandoori Masala do contain trace amounts of wheat. This is processed on some shared equipment, which we sanitize and test for allergens after each run.
Are your spices Kosher?
We are not certified kosher, but our spices are free of unlisted ingredients and our facility is meat, nut, dairy, and egg free.
What about peanut-free?
Yes, we are a peanut-free facility! We do not process nuts in our facility, and we only purchase ingredients that have already been tested. We also have an allergen safety protocol that is followed during the production of your spices.
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