This powdered gum resin is used in Indian cooking. It has a foul smell, but when cooked it takes on an onion/garlic/leek flavor. Known as food of the Gods, it is also said to aid with digestion.
Asafoetida (Hing) is often used as an onion/garlic substitute in Indian dishes. Use sparingly–a little goes a long way. This blend uses Fenugreek as a processing agent rather than the more commonly found wheat.
Vadouvan$10.50 – $28.35
Known as French Curry, Vadouvan pairs an aromatic, high-toned curry with french favorites ~ Shallots and Onions. We add Star Anise to level out the spikey bright tones necessary to achieve the aromatic qualities of Vadouvan. Use as any curry powder. For traditional-style, sauté 1lb chopped shallots and 2lb chopped onion with 3T of blend.
Hand blended in small batches: onion, cumin, shallot, cardamom, garlic, fenugreek, turmeric, nutmeg, chives, star anise, clove, and jalapeno.
Garam Masala$10.50 – $28.35
Garam Masala is a versatile blend from Northern India traditionally used in samosas, dahl and tandoori. Combining the sweet curry flavors of Cardamom, Nigella & Cumin with black pepper, Garam Masala can be used as an accent in any curry dish, or as a finishing spice. Season burgers or a stir fry, use as salt-free rub on any protein.
Hand blended in small batches with: pepper, cumin, nigella, fennel, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$6.50 – $27.00
Saigon Cinnamon (aka Vietnamese Cinnamon) is the strongest and sweetest species of Cinnamon available. Ours is freshly milled from organically grown quills to get the most intense flavor possible. Holds up to Vietnamese Pho and full-flavor meats; makes a great addition to yogurt; or ratchet up your baking with this powerful, nearly hot cinnamon flavor.
Although packaged by weight, the whole bulk bag contains roughly a dozen 2.75″ quills.
- Add 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon to 1 cup Straus Family Organic yogurt.
Cloves$9.25 – $25.00
Despite attempts at clove monopolies, by the 18th century cloves were grown in many places including Brazil, Tanzania, and Madagascar. The whole Clove looks much like a nail, hence its French namesake, “clou” (nail).
Use in pastries, puddings, cooked fruits, and cakes, or sprinkle on oatmeal for a treat. Also yummy in stews and vegetables. Pairs well with nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger.
Curry Leaf$7.50 – $20.25
The curry tree (Murraya koenigii) is native to India and Sri Lanka. The leaf of this tree, commonly known as Curry Leaf, also translated as “sweet neem leaf,” is a key ingredient to curry dishes.
Add to curries or to flavor Southeast Asian rice, vegetable, and meat dishes. [Curry Leaf]