Category: Spice Pantry

Kalpasi (Dagad phool / Black stone flower)

Kalpasi (Dagad phool / Black stone flower)

Kalpasi, alternatively known as Dagad phool or black stone flower is a kind of lichen. This blackish purple mystery flower is often blended with other spices to make delectable masalas. It is a common spice used in Chettinad cuisine and some Maharastian dishes. Though kalpasi does […]

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric powder is a distinctive bright yellow spice, member of ginger family, fresh turmeric has a striking appearance to fresh ginger.  It is used as colouring agent, popularly known for its antioxidant content, antiseptic , anti inflammatory and medicinal properties. It is widely used in […]

Tamarind

Tamarind

Tamarind is a sweet and sour pulp extracted from pod like fruit of tamarind tree. It is widely used as souring agent in Indian cuisine. Available as deseeded/seeded blocks and paste.  

Saffron (Kesar)

Saffron (Kesar)

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It is an orange-red dried stigmas obtained from flower of Saffron crocus and has intense bittersweet honey flavour. Just a pinch of saffron is enough for Indian desserts and rice dishes.    

Nutmeg (jaiphal)

Nutmeg (jaiphal)

Nutmeg is obtained from fruit of nutmeg tree, has rich warm and sweet flavour. Available as whole and as ground.