Our house made spice blends (masalas) are available for purchase!

 
 
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POP MASALA

A mixture of six whole spices, this masala is best fried or ‘popped’ in oil before adding to foods.

  • Heat up 2-3 tablespoons of oil or ghee to just shy of smoking and add 1 teaspoon of the seeds. They will pop and sizzle for 3-4 seconds, immediately after take the pan off the heat and add to rice, soups, stews

  • May also be added at the beginning of cooking but will need to be popped in oil or ghee first

  • Wonderful in dal (curried lentils), pilafs and complex curries

3.5oz

 
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GARAM MASALA

An aromatic blend of warm spices usually added at the end of cooking stews or curries.

  • Add to your favorite soup or stew towards the end of cooking for added flavor

  • Add to barbecue sauce before grilling

  • Add to bread dough for a deep, spicy flavor

3.5oz

 
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CHAI MASALA

A fragrant blend of cardamom, cinnamon, mace, clove and more to liven up a cup of tea.

  • To add an herbal flavor to the masala chai, add a few sprigs of mint or basil, or one stalk of chopped lemongrass

  • For a non-caffeinated herbal spice tea, mix sprigs of mint, basil or lemon balm with 1/2 teaspoon of Pondicheri Chai Masala and 4 cups of boiling water. Steep for 15-20 minutes and strain

  • For a low caffeine tea, add a pinch of the chai masala to green tea leaves

  • Add to a chicken or meat stew or roast, or use as a rub on the grill

3.5oz

 
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CHAAT MASALA

A tangy spicy blend of spices used for sprinkling on ‘chaats’ (Indian street foods) or yogurt, roasted vegetables and more.

  • Sprinkle on grilled fish for extra flavor

  • Toss with boiled cubed potatoes and sour cream or yogurt for a tangy potato salad

  • Sprinkle on fried okra for a zesty finish

  • Rub on roasted or boiled corn

3.5oz

 
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CURRY MASALA

A flavorful complete masala to create a stew, curry or dry braise.

  • If frying in oil with onions, meats or vegetables, fry the curry masala for no more than a minute or two or the spices may burn

  • May also be mixed with yogurt, garlic and oil to marinate roasted vegetables and more

3.5oz

 
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COFFEE MASALA

An aromatic mix to be added to coffee ground before brewing.

  • Mix with oil and use as a rub to add a little kick to your steaks and grilled meats

3.5oz