Category: Spice Pantry

Fenugreek (Methi)

Fenugreek (Methi)

Fresh fenugreek leaves are used in curries, dried leaves known as kasuri methi are widely used to enhance the flavour of curries and few appetisers. Fenugreek seeds are slightly bitter in taste and used as powder  in many spice blends, curries and pickles. Fenugreek seeds […]

Fennel Seeds (Saunf)

Fennel Seeds (Saunf)

Fennel Seeds are the dried fruits of the fennel herb that has a warm and aromatic flavour used in both sweet and savoury dishes. These are oval-shaped, once dried it takes on a greenish-brown colour and slowly fades to grey as the seeds age. Due […]

Dried Red Chillies

Dried Red Chillies

Dried red chillies are available as a whole, crushed or as powder.  It is the most essential ingredient in Indian cuisine. Kashmiri red chillies are usually used to add nice and bright red colour to the dish.  

Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves

Curry Leaves are dark green leaves of a tree from the citrus fruit family that release delicious nutty aroma when fried in oil. A staple of South Indian cooking.  

Cumin (Jeera)

Cumin (Jeera)

Cumin is an earthy, spicy sweet flavour seeds, one of the most essential ingredients of Indian cuisine.  Cumin is commonly used for its flavour in tadka (tempering spices),  used as dry roast, coarsely ground or powdered in curries, rice and chutneys.  

Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds

Coriander seeds are the dried fruits of coriander herb. Coriander seeds is one of the most essential spices used in Indian cuisine. It has traditionally been used for its anti inflammatory properties. Whole coriander seeds has a slightly citrusy flavour with the notes of sweetness. […]

Cloves (Lavang)

Cloves (Lavang)

Cloves are unopened flower buds of a tree with sweet and overpowering  pepper flavour. These buds are one of the essential ingredients of most of the Indian spice blends. Cloves is a common home remedy to temporarily soothes toothache.  

Cassia Bark (Dalchini)

Cassia Bark (Dalchini)

Cassia Bark also called as Dalchini is an inner bark of a tree with strong aroma and warm spicy flavours often confused with “Cinnamon”. Cassia bark which is similar to Cinnamon is a different bark from cinnamon family, a common ingredient used in most of the […]

Black peppercorn (Kalimirch)

Black peppercorn (Kalimirch)

Black peppercorn is native to South India and is one of the popular spices in the world. Peppercorns are dried fruits of the tropical climbing shrub. The use of black pepper stimulates digestion, relieves cold and cough.    

Black Cardamom (badi elaichi)

Black Cardamom (badi elaichi)

A warming spice Black Cardamom  is a dried fruit sold as both pods and seeds where  the pods carry a higher flavour. It has an intense smoky flavour and aroma due to the traditional method of drying over open flame. It is one of the […]