$8.50 – $24.30
Native to the Mediterranean and South Asia, Cumin is also a signature flavor for Central American and European cuisines. As a symbol of love and fidelity during the Middle Ages, wedding guests carried Cumin in their pockets, and wives of soldiers added it to baked bread for their husbands. Our Cumin is hand harvested, and has a high percentage of essential oils, delivering more powerful aromatics, and a slightly astringent, citrusy quality.
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Shawarma$10.50 – $28.35
Classic Middle Eastern blend. Use as dry rub or marinade (2T spice + 1T neutral oil).
Hand blended in small batches: onion, garlic, sea salt, pepper, white pepper, cumin, paprika, Chiles, allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, sumac, cloves, nutmeg, bay, and citric acid.
Part of the ginger family, Cardamom means grains of paradise. Historically, Cardamom has been used to flavor foods, as an ingredient in perfumes, and even for medicinal purposes.
Known for its sweet and spicy taste, Cardamom seed is used equally in sweet dishes such as breads and cakes and in savory dishes such as meats and curries. Use in baked goods, sprinkle on oatmeal, ice cream, or iced melon, and add to curry. Cardamom has a sharp aroma and distinctive flavor that can be compared to anise or eucalyptus. For a Middle Eastern treat, sprinkle in your coffee.
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.
Coriander$7.25 – $19.60
Coriander is one of the world’s oldest spices and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It is reported that coriander can sooth the stomach and that coriander tea might give colicky babies some relief.
Coriander has a citrusy flavor. Use in curry, meat, fish, and chili recipes. For a little kick of flavor, add coriander to cream cheese and cottage cheese or rub on fresh pork before roasting.
Galangal$8.50 – $23.00
While used for centuries as a culinary spice, Galangal root was also used in folk magic. It was believed that chewing the root and spitting on the courtroom floor was the way to win a court case.
A relative of Ginger, Galangal has a strong citrus flavor with a peppery hot finish. Use in Thai soups and curries. It can also be finely chopped and pounded for use in pastes and teas.
This cumin is great! It’s easy to grind (although you can buy it ground), fragrant and delicious! It really brightens up meat for tacos, enchiladas and more…It is mouthwatering good. It is really one of the staple spices in our home,and we will get it from Local Spicery going forward.