There is nothing in the world quite like a perfectly seasoned Tandoori chicken, a tangy rogan josh or a hot, spicy lentil dhal. Once you have inhaled the exotic aromas and taste the delectable dishes of India, you'll wonder how you've lived so long without it! Get creative with A Taste of India and turn out some top-notch curries, biryanis, samosas and more!
A Taste of India provides you with the fundamental spices for most Indian dishes. Mix the flavours together to add depth to your food, or choose one as a feature for simple dishes like grilled eggplant or steamed cauliflower.
Toasted Cumin Powder is probably the most frequently-used spice in any Indian kitchen, due to its intense smoky flavour and garlicky fragrance. Use it as a base for any spice mix, marinade or gravy.
Curry Powder is made from a mixture of finely-ground spices and herbs such as curry leaves, cumin, black pepper, chili, coriander and fenugreek, however the recipe varies from region to region. The blend gives a rich, earthy flavour to yoghurt or cream-based sauces, as well elevating delicate ingredients like chicken, lentils and fish.
Garam Masala is another traditional spice mix used in both savoury and sweet dishes in India. Comprised of coriander, cumin, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon and cloves, the resulting flavour is both sweet and a little peppery. Add this to finish off a dish or to season steamed vegetables.
Also included is the special Z&Z Tandoori Blend bringing together all the wonderful tastes of India to create a spicy, fruity and smoky powder perfect for dry rubs, marinades and sauces.
Toasted cumin seed powder
Mustard seed, Paprika, Cumin, Fenugreek, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Chilli and Turmeric
Coriander, Green & Black Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cloves, Bay Leaves, Nutmeg, Ginger, Pepper, Cumin
Ground Chilies, Paprika, Cumin, Corinader, Cardamom, Celery, Bay Leaves, Garlic, Fenugreek,Methi Leaves, Black Pepper, Salt
Hot, Sweet, Smokey
Salads, Cheese, Meat, Pasta, Fish
Hummus, Dips, & Spreads,
Roasted Vegetables, Grilled Beef or Lamb, Yogurt Marinated Chicken KebabsTry our sumptuous Butternut squash soup with aleppo pepper here.
This pepper is named after the city in Syria where it was originally produced. This mild chilli is traditionally harvested at full maturity and partially sun-dried before being seeded and cut with salt. The peppers are then doused in sunflower oil to preserve their bright red colour before being dried a second time.
Aleppo Pepper is used to marinate meat or fish, offering a good alternative to paprika or traditional chilli powder. In Middle Eastern countries Aleppo Pepper is also often offered to guests for use as a spicy seasoning on salads or cheese.
Aleppo Chilli Crushed with Salt and Sunflower Oil added during the curing process
14 x 1/2 Tsp
Piney, Spicy, Bitter
Broth, Sauces, Roasted meat
Bolognese Sauce, Chicken Soup, Slow-Cooked Beef
Since ancient times, Bay (Laurus Nobilis, from the Laurel family) has been considered a symbol of glory, peace and protection. Ancient Greeks believed that bay leaves had divinatory powers, while ancient Romans used them as the symbol of military triumph: victorious generals were decorated with a laurel wreath.
Bay is an evergreen shrub that grows wild in the Mediterranean areas, but it also adapts to fresher areas like woods and hills. It has a black bark and oval, dark green aromatic leaves. This plant produces little dark berries and light yellow flowers in spring.
Bay leaves are useful to add depth of flavour meat dishes and soups and together with other Mediterranean herbs (like thyme, parsley and sage) they are commonly used to add succulent flavour to sauces and broths. Take care to remove the leaves before serving your dish because they have a slightly bitter taste.
14 x 1/2 Tsp
Spicy, Hot, Intense
Potatoes and Tomatoes dishes
Grilled Vegetables, Pizzas, Simple Pasta with Tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Calabria is Italy's primary producer of chillies and this spicy pepper is known as the Little Devil thanks to its searing heat.
Calabrian Chilli is used liberally in southern Italy featuring in sauces and served with cold cuts and preserves. It is the perfect ingredient to add heat to simple dishes like grilled vegetables. In Calabria, these peppers are added to the boiling oil used for frying potatoes.
Calabrian Chilli Pepper flakes
14 x 1/2 Tsp