Begin an Indian cooking adventure! Jars are filled with fresh spices—All are organic. If you are an experienced cook, consider our 24-jar, Masala Dabba Indian Kit instead.
This set includes seven spices:
- cardamom pods
- chaat masala
- garam masala
- panch phoron
New to Indian cooking? Pair with a cookbook!
- Asma's Indian Kitchen: Home-Cooked Food Brought to You By The Darjeeling Express
- East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing (Gneiss Spice Top Pick fo 2020)
- Fresh India: 130 Quick, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day
- Madhur Jaffrey's Instantly Indian: Modern and Classic Recipes for the Instant Pot®
Indian dishes use a cooking method called Tadka, and it’s one you should master in your home kitchen! Tadka translates as "tempering." It is a method in which whole or ground spices are heated in hot oil or ghee and the mixture is added to a dish. Hot fat has an amazing ability to extract and retain the essence, aroma and flavor of spices and herbs and then carry this essence with it when it is added to a dish. You must use a high-heat fat, such as ghee. Spices can go from sizzling and flavorful to scorched in seconds! If you burn the spices, no worries—just throw out and try again. Whole spices will take 30 seconds, keep stirring the pan for even cooking. Ground spices will bloom in seconds, so have your next ingredients ready!
Small jars measure 1.75” wide by 2” tall; and hold a shy 1/4 cup volume. These jars are smaller than traditional spice containers; smaller amounts of spice stay fresh. Refill with us or in bulk at your local natural foods store. Jars are made to stick to your fridge or any steel surface. Purchase a mini wall plate if you need to store jars on a backsplash.
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