Category: Spice Pantry

Mustard

Mustard

Mustard is one of the essential ingredients used for tadka (tempering spices) for its smoky and nutty flavour. Mustard oil is used in few recipes.  

Marathi Moggu (Kapok Buds)

Marathi Moggu (Kapok Buds)

Marathi Moggu is a type of caper. It is a dried buds of the Silk Cotton tree. Marathi Moggu is widely used in Karnataka cuisine and some Chettinad dishes.  

Mace (javithri)

Mace (javithri)

Mace is a lacy layer covering nutmeg kernel obtained from fruit of nutmeg tree. Mace has delicate warm and sweet flavour. Available as blades or powdered form. Mace is a common spice used in Biryanis.  

Jaggery

Jaggery

Jaggery is an unrefined sugar made from sugarcane juice, mainly used in desserts as well as in few curries and beverages. Jaggery is also used as healthy substitute  for sugar. It has a rich flavour somewhere between caramel and molasses. Available in blocks and powder. […]

Green Cardamom (Elaichi)

Green Cardamom (Elaichi)

Green cardamom has a strong flavour and aroma. Traditionally known for its use in Indian sweets and chai (tea) as a whole pod or as powdered. It is also used in some savouries and spice blends.