Sea Salt, Kala Namak (Black Salt)
$5.50 – $8.25
Popularly called “black salt,” this Indian mineral salt has a pinkish-grey color and a sulfurous taste. Commonly used in Indian cuisine as a condiment and as an ingredient in raitas, chaats, and chutneys.
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Cloves$7.00 – $22.40
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.
Nigella (Black Cumin)$6.00 – $20.80
Nijella – the seeds of Nigella sativa – are also known as kalonji or black cumin. Used primarily as a spice in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Use in curries and salads or with vegetables, legumes, and poultry. Nigella adds flavors akin to onion, black pepper and oregano with a mustard-like bitterness.
Garam Masala$7.00 – $22.40
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. Add to ground turkey for a great burger, or use as salt-free rub on lamb, beef or chicken.
Ras el Hanout$8.50 – $25.50
Ras el Hanout (“top of the shop” in Arabic) is an inclusive curry blend from Morocco using the most valuable spices in the shop. Our blend pairs Mace, Galangal, Cardamom, Turmeric, and Cinnamon, supported by just the right amount of heat from de Arbol Chiles. Rub into meats or vegetables, build a traditional curry, or add to oil to create a marinade. Perfect with chicken, lamb, pork, or squash, yams, or sweet potatoes.
- Mix 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp Ras El Hanout. Toss with bite-size pieces of cauliflower (or any in-season vegetable) and roast.
Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$7.50 – $24.00
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.
- Add 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon to 1 cup Straus Family Organic yogurt.