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