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Adjwain

In India adjwain is used in everything from the simplest recipes to the most complex masalas. Adjwain seeds are very tiny but carry a strong flavour. They have a flavor […]

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Amchoor

Green (unripened) mango that has been sundried. Adds an acidic, fruity burst to recipes. Commonly to Indian cookery. Amchoor is the indian name for the sundried unripened mango, and it is […]

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Anise

This anise is among the most aromatic in the world. Liquorice flavor. The flavor profile of anise includes liquorice, fennel, tarragon and basil. Aniseed lends itself particularly well to Indian-style vegetarian […]

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Asafoetida

Indispensible in Indian cookery. This gum lends a roasted garlic flavor to simmered dishes. Known to the French as crotte de diable (literally: ‘devil’s turd’), the unpleasant sulphuric odor of raw […]

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Bengal Fish Masala

Traditional Bengali spice blend for fish. Basically Panch Phoran (Bengali Five Spices) with coriander, turmeric and chilies, spices that compliment any fish dish. In Bengal this masala is often mixed with […]

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Bhut Jolokia Pepper

The hottest dry chile in the world, not to mention one of the tastiest. Also called ‘ghost chile,’ this chile that “stings like a wasp” grows exclusively in the Indian […]

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Bhut Jolokia Pepper flakes

One of the hottest dry chile in the world, not to mention one of the tastiest. Also called ‘ghost chile,’ the bhut jolokia that “stings like a wasp” grows exclusively […]

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Biryani Masala (Arvinda’s)

This blend was built for the iconic Indian rice dish, Biryani. The world is filled with countless variations on Biryani, not just in both North and South India, but in a […]

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Black Cardamom – India

An eccentric spice. The camphor fragrance of Black Indian Cardamom is subtler than the green variety. However, its distinct earthy taste is much stronger than Green Cardamom. Black and Green […]

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Black Cumin

Smaller and more delicate than regular cumin. Commonly used as a finishing spice in Pakistani and Gujarati cuisine. Kala jeera, as it is called in Hindi, is usually fried in ghee […]

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Bombay Shake – Black Pepper ( Arvinda’s)

A blend invoking the flavours of India, ground roughly, featuring black pepper. This fragrant, all-purpose blend does wonders for beef and lamb dishes, hamburgers, and even grilled vegetables. It can be […]

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Bombay Shake – Garlic (Arvinda’s)

A blend with a coriander/fennel base with a generous dose of garlic. This Indian-style blend is quite versatile. Excellent for marinating both drumsticks and chicken breasts, it’s also great for seafood […]

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Bombay Shake – Red Chilies (Arvinda’s)

For fans of Indian and spicy cooking! This spiced up blend can easily transform a simple dish of sautéed vegetables as well as noodles, with or without meat. Don’t hesitate to […]

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Brown Mustard Seeds

Milder than yellow mustard. When roasted, brown mustard seeds acquire hazelnut tones. Indispensible in Indian cookery. Brown mustard seeds are smaller than their yellow counterpart. They are indispensible to Indian culinary […]

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Butter chicken masala (Arvinda’s)

Arvinda’s is a line of exceptional spices developed by Arvinda Chauhan and her family. Healthy Gourmet Indian Cooking – the school they founded in the Toronto region – is  renowned […]

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Caraway

Caraway is used in rye bread, saurkraut, harissa and biryanis. Used in European, Middle Eastern and Indian cooking and spice blends. Caraway is reputed as a digestive aid. Used to season […]

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Cassia

Frequently mistaken for true cinnamon, cassia gives intensity of aroma to both sweet and savoury dishes. Cassia, also known as ‘false cinnamon’ or ‘Chinese cinnamon,’ is the dried bark of the […]

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Cassia – Vietnam

In North America, cassia is often called cinnamon. Our sweet and flavorful Vietnamese cassia or false cinnamon is harvested from mature trees and contains 5% aromatic oils. The powerful aroma of […]

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Cassia Select

This exceptional cassia was harvested in the village of Tungkar on the island of Sumatra. It comes from an extremely rare 30-year-old tree: this type of spice is usually harvested […]

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Chaat Masala

This blend is basically an Indian seasoning salt. Made from green mango powder, black salt and spices. Chaat Masala is characterized by mild acidity and a distinctive aroma. It is used […]

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Chai Masala (Arvinda’s)

Use Arvinda’s pre-ground spices for making Indian-style black tea with milk and sugar. This aromatic blend is rich with the smell of cardamom, ginger and cinnamon. Traditionally infused with black tea […]

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Chai Spice Blend

Infuse this blend of rich, aromatic spices into your favorite teas to make a plain or milk chai. Wonderful when used for desserts. The robust aromas of mace, clove, cardamom and […]

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Channa Masala (Arvinda’s)

A classic blend for one of India’s most famous vegetarian dish, chickpea curry. Channa masala is the name given to the dry chickpea curry that can be found throughout India, particularly […]

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Chicken Masala (Arvinda’s)

A blend that’s perfect for poultry curries, with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon. This masala is perfect for a saucy curry made with cream, yogurt, or coconut milk. You can […]

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Cinnamon 00

This true Sri Lankan Cinnamon is more robust and less expensive than the finer 00000 grade cinnamon. From the same producers as our finest grade cinnamon. Cookbooks from ancient Rome claim […]

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Cinnamon 00000

The best cinnamon available. The highest grade of Sri Lankan cinnamon is 00000. Our friends Sanath and Deepa then make a further selection from their warehouse especially for us. Deepa and […]

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Cinnamon 00000

The best cinnamon available. The highest grade of Sri Lankan cinnamon is 00000. Our friends Sanath and Deepa then make a further selection from their warehouse especially for us. Deepa and […]

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Cinnamon Leaves

Subtle aroma of clove and cinnamon. Used the same way as bay leaf. Cinnamon Leaves are used whole in Indian and West-Indian cooking. Cinnamon leaves add a subtle aroma to many […]

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Cloves

A pillar of spice cookery. A classic to be rediscovered and used often though sparingly. Two or three cloves can go a long way to improving your cooking. Our grandmothers knew […]

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Coriander

Found in every cuisine in the world. Our Indian coriander is oval and pale in color and has a fresh lemony aroma. Coriander seeds are mildly sweet and citrusy. They can […]

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Coriander (Large Tin)

Found in every cuisine in the world. Our Indian coriander is oval and pale in color and has a fresh lemony aroma. Coriander seeds are mildly sweet and citrusy. They can […]

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Cumin – India

This extremely popular spice is used regularly in kitchens from Mexico to China. Normally a commodity spice, we import the best grade cumin from the markets of India. Cumin is used […]

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Cumin – India (Large Tin)

This extremely popular spice is used regularly in kitchens from Mexico to China. Normally a commodity spice, we import the best grade cumin from the markets of India. Cumin is used […]

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Cumin – Morocco

Cumin lovers rejoice!  This Moroccan cumin is yet another wonderful addition to our constantly growing and varied cumin family.  All the elements that we appreciate in a fine cumin seed […]

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Curry Leaves

Common in Sri Lankan and South Indian cuisine, our freeze-dried curry leaves are much more fragrant than the sun-dried variety. Easily mistaken for the blend curry, the curry leaf derives its […]

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Curry Masala (Arvinda’s)

This curry preparation created by Arvinda contains garlic from Ontario and fresh ginger. This contemporary blend of roasted spices falls somewhere between a powder and a home-style curry paste. It makes […]

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Curry Powder (Arvinda’s)

A fragrant combination of fenugreek, turmeric, cardamom and other spices with a finishing touch of black pepper. This well-balanced blend goes well on nearly everything: pasta, lentil soup, and even potato […]

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Dhaba Masala

A simple and flavorful Indian blend ideal for seasoning vegetable recipes. Most Indian chefs will keep ready at hand a Dhaba box, which contains the seven most common spices used in […]

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Fennel – China

Chinese fennel is similar to its Mediterranean counterpart with strong licorice overtones. Ideal for fish, soups and lamb. In China, fennel is paired with star anise and tangerine peels in stir-fries […]

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Fennel – India

Our Indian fennel has a sweet aroma with hints of aniseed. , more pronounced than the Mediterranean variety. Can be used in any style of cooking. Compared to the Mediterranean variety, […]

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Fennel – Lucknow

This intense, small seed fennel is imported from India’s Lucknow region. Lucknow fennel has a bold, licorice flavor compatible with other flavorful ingredients. Lucknow fennel is prized for its particular sweetness […]

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Fenugreek

A staple of Middle Eastern, Ethiopian, Yemmini and Indian cookery. Our Indian fenugreek has a lovely maple aroma. While most Westerners are unaware of its existence, they have eaten Fenugreek all […]

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Fenugreek Leaves

Relatively unknown to the West, this dried herb is used in several Indian spice blends and breads and vegetable dishes.  

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Garam Masala

Garam Masala is a warm spice mixture that is by far the most widely used throughout India. It can be added at any point of the recipe – as a […]

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Garam Masala (Arvinda’s)

A delicate hand-selected spice blend roasted and ground. A must in Indian cooking. Probably the most famous spice blend of Indian cuisine. Arvinda’s roasted and ground Garam Masala can be used […]

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Ginger – China

Medicinal grade ginger from China. Contains very few fibers. Dried ginger is a spice with its own taste and flavor. Sometimes combined with fresh ginger, as their taste and flavor […]

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Ginger – Cochin

Cochin ginger has a well deserved reputation as being one of the finest available in India. Clean, fresh ginger aroma. This highly fragrant ginger has very fine fibers and is mildly […]

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Goraka

A sour spice commonly used in South Indian and Sri Lankan cookery. Goraka is acidic and fruity. A welcome addition to meat or fish curries. The Goraka fruit is native to […]

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Green cardamom – Colombia

Sweeter with  delicate, camphoraceous notes.  Cardamom is a perfect match for desserts. Green cardamom is  wonderfully aromatic and refreshing with its recognizable touches of camphor. In India, it is highly prized […]

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Green Cardamom – India

Green cardamom pods infuse any dish with an unmistakable, sweet and refreshing aroma. With more peppery punch than white cardamom, but with less smokiness than black cardamom, these cardamom seeds […]

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Grillin’ Masala

This blend brings together the aromas of Indian cuisine. Use with all sorts of grilled meat. The perfect touch of Indian flavor for all barbeques and grilled meats. Wonderful base for […]

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Imperial Kashmiri Curry

A curry you would find served in the royal kitchens of Kashmir during the Raj. Each can features ½ gram of our premium Kashmiri saffron and two varieties of cardamom […]

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Imperial Sindhi Garam Masala

A most regal Garam Masala made according to the rules of ancient Sind, the birthplace of Indian culture. Noble spices are individually slow-roasted before blending. Contains very rare wild black cumin […]

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Kaddi Pepper

A mild Southern Indian pepper that gives a deep red color to food. A practical substitute for the very rare Kashmiri pepper. This pepper actually looks hot. It will make you […]

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Kaddi Pepper Flakes

A mild Southern Indian pepper that gives a deep red color to food. A practical substitute for the very rare Kashmiri pepper. This pepper actually looks hot. It will make you […]

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Kashmiri Garam Masala

A rich and powerfully aromatic North-Indian version of Garam Masala. This blend incorporates green and black cardamom with a generous quantity of black pepper. Kashmiri Garam Masala goes well in rich […]

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Kebab Masala (Arvinda’s)

We usually associate kebabs with Middle Eastern cooking, but grilling meat and vegetables on skewers is also very popular in India. Usually ingredients are marinated with the masala before grilling. […]

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Mace – Sri Lanka

Mace is the delicate husk that grows around the nutmeg. Its greatest quality is its ability to bring flavors together. Mace is the dried exocarp layer of the nutmeg found inside […]

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Madras Curry

The world famous curry from Madras, India popularized by traders of the British Empire. This all-purpose blend will works well with any ingredient: meat, vegetable and seafood. The perfect balance of […]

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Madras Curry (Large Lin)

The world famous curry from Madras, India popularized by traders of the British Empire. This all-purpose blend will works well with any ingredient: meat, vegetable and seafood. The perfect balance of […]

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Madras Masala (Arvinda’s)

One of our favorite blends from Arvinda’s. This Madras Masala is fresh, rich and nothing short of intoxicating. This contemporary blend of pre-cooked spices falls somewhere between a powder and a […]

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Meen Masala

Another wonderful, authentic masala from Kerala, India, with plenty of chilies and green peppercorns. Perfect for seafood and fish. We adored this Meen (“fish”) Masala the first time Auntie Sainaba made […]

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Mild Curry

This fragrant curry is composed of roasted spices and just a hint of chilies and peppers. A perfect curry blend for those who do not appreciate hot food. This aromatic and […]

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Nigella

Sometimes called black onion seeds, nigella is a standard spice of Indian and Middle Eastern kitchens. Whole nigella seeds are crunchy and peppery. Resembling black sesame, nigella is a dense black […]

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Nutmeg – Grenada

Possibly the world’s best nutmeg. This nutmeg is hand selected for us by our friend Lyris. It is as special as the place it comes from: the village of Paradise […]

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Nutmeg – Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is not only home to true cinnamon but to great nutmeg as well. A pinch of nutmeg improves most dishes. Like mace, nutmeg has flavor binding capabilities. Sri Lankan […]

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Nutmeg – Sri Lanka (5 units)

Sri Lanka is not only home to true cinnamon but to great nutmeg as well. A pinch of nutmeg improves most dishes. Like mace, nutmeg has flavor binding capabilities. Sri Lankan […]

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Panch Phoran

Panch Phoran is probably the single most used spice blend in all of India – even more so than curry. Brown this blend of whole spices in ghee or oil […]

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Paneer Masala Arvinda’s

An aromatic blend with fennel and cinnamon notes. Paneer is a pressed cheese that is extremely popular in India. It’s often cubed before it’s cooked with spices, usually in a sauce […]

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Reshampatti Pepper

The most common chile used in India, similar to cayenne in heat level and in absence of flavor. Perfect to add the bite of chile to a dish without changing […]

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Reshampatti Pepper Flakes

The most common chile used in India, similar to cayenne in heat level and in absence of flavor. Perfect to add the bite of chile to a dish without changing […]

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Saffron – Kashmir

Among the most elusive and finest saffron available. Kashmiri saffron is recognizable by its deep color, flattened stamens and seductive, earthy smell. Kashmiri saffron is great for rice, fish and meat […]

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South India Poultry Masala

For authentic south Indian-style chicken. South India Poultry Masala is perfect for coconut-based chicken curries. It’s also a great seasoning when used sparingly for all chicken and turkey dishes. Ingredients: black pepper, […]

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South-Indian Duck Masala

Authentic Kerala blend for meat curries. The unique blend of spices in this masala like pepper and cardamom are common to South Indian cuisine, making this unlike most other classic Indian […]

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Spice Coast Fish & Seafood Masala

A traditional masala in Kerala, used in seafood curries. This combination of spices is typical in southern India and joins the lemony fragrance of coriander with the peppery punch of ginger. […]

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Spice Coast Garam Masala

This fragrant blend is rich with star anise and fennel. Its uses reach beyond South Indian cuisine. There may be as many varieties of Garam Masala as there are families in […]

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Sri Lankan Black Curry

Mellow and fragrant, use these spices during meal preparation or as a garnish prior to serving. One of our all-star blends, Sri Lankan Roasted Black Curry has a distinct flavor suitable […]

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Sri Lankan Red Curry

A unique hot curry! Very different from its Indian and Thai cousins. Unlike many Indian curries or masalas, Sri Lankan Red Curry contains no turmeric. Its flavor is derived from roasted […]

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Sri Lankan Red Curry – for fish

Another unique and hot blend with notes of fennel and citrus, ideal with all sorts of seafood and fish. A singular blend of spices containing drumstick leaves, a staple of Sri […]

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Sri Lankan White Curry

A staff favorite. A mild curry with notes of cinnamon, lemongrass and tropical herbs. Called white curry because it does not contain red chilies or turmeric. It is usually paired with […]

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Star Anise

Indispensible in Asian cuisine. More fragrant than aniseed. Ideal for seasoning pork, duck, beef and many desserts. Containing many of the same volatile oils as aniseed, the licorice flavor of star […]

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Sweet Paprika – Hungary

Made in Hungary a sweet and very colorful paprika with a rich, fruity fragrance. Perfect for goulash and other Eastern European dishes. Fine paprika adds flavor along with color to a […]

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Sweet Paprika – Spain

Our Spanish grown paprika is certified as the highest grade available. Colorful and sweet. A deep fragrance. Spanish paprika is made using a sweet, fragrant chile which once dried is reduced […]

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Tandoori Masala

The perfect Indian spice blend for grilled meats and yogurt-based meat marinades. The Indians have known for a long time that marinating meat in yogurt and spices for at least 24 […]

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Tandoori Masala (Arvinda’s)

A blend of 17 herbs and spices carefully blended to prepare a northern classic – Tandoori. In northern India, Tandoori spices are used to marinate meat (lamb, chicken) with yogurt, garlic […]

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Tikka Masala (Arvinda’s)

Tikka Masala is exemplary of the great British-Indian dishes. Relatively unknown in India. Tikka Masala is commonly used with yogurt for marinating chicken, which can then be served in a Tikka […]

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Turmeric – Alleppy (ground)

The Spice Coast port of Alleppy has been known for its turmeric for centuries. With its deep orange color Alleppy turmeric is surprisingly flavorful. This Indian turmeric contains high levels of […]

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Turmeric – Alleppy (whole)

The Spice Coast port of Alleppy has been known for its turmeric for centuries. With its deep orange color Alleppy turmeric is surprisingly flavorful. This Indian turmeric contains high levels of […]

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Turmeric – Alleppy Ground (Large tin)

The Spice Coast port of Alleppy has been known for its turmeric for centuries. With its deep orange color Alleppy turmeric is surprisingly flavorful. This Indian turmeric contains high levels of […]

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Turmeric – Sri Lanka (whole)

A tasty indigenous variety of turmeric. Add an authentic Sri Lankan flavor to South Asian dishes. Whole Sri Lankan turmeric roots are small and easy to grind. Sri Lankan turmeric is […]

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Vindaloo Masala

Vindaloo is an extremely hot and acidic preparation. Excellent for meats like pork. The Goan classic, Vindaloo Masala is a chili hot and acidic blend for meats, pork in particular. A combination […]

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Wholesome Curry

A curry composed solely of spices known for their antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. To be used in all curry dishes. Our new Wholesome Curry follows all the traditional rules of curry […]

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Wild Black Cumin – Uzbekistan

A totally different flavor, fragrance and taste experience. A very delicate cumin taste with herbal hints – far superior to regular black cumin. Those who do not like the heavy flavor […]

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