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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Madras Curry$7.00 – $22.40
Originally from Chennai, India this spicy sweet curry was intended for vegetarian dishes, but also complements chicken, lamb, and pork. “Madras” is the 17th century name of Chennai, adopted by British cooks to name this popular curry powder. Cook with vegetables, coconut milk or yogurt to make a traditional curry sauce.
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.
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.
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.
Cardamom Seed$10.00 – $15.00
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.