I've been in the kitchen when these are being roasted and phew! It's a pretty fabulous sensory experience! Chef Tushar and the Indian Pantry team are committed to bringing us the most delicious spice blends, using time-honoured and state-based recipes and roasting the ingredients right here in East Van, so they're fresh and at their most flavourful when we get our hands on them!
The Indian Pantry also offers bring-home tasting menus, private dining and catering services and all manner of other fabulous deliciousness. Go check it out!
Spice Blend Ingredients (for more details about origins, uses & recipes, go here)
Bengali 5 Spice (my personal favourite!): Fenugreek, Fennel, Cumin, Celery Seed, Nigella seed
Cutting Chai Masala: Dried Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Black Pepper,Black Cardamom, Nutmeg, Mace
Malvani Masala: Coriander, Fennel, Cumin, Caraway Seed, Mustard Seed, Red Chilis, Turmeric, Star Anise, Cloves, Black Pepper,
Garam Masala: Black Pepper, Coriander, Cumin, Fennel, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Star, Anise, Cloves, Bay Leaf, Red Chilis, Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder, Mace, Cinnamon
Goan Vindaloo: Cumin, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Chilli powder, Mustard Seed, Cinnamon