$5.50 – $21.00
A key ingredient in our Chinese Five Spice, Sichuan Peppercorns are also used in Nepali (Gurkha), Tibetan and Bhutanese cooking. Chowmein in Nepal is often served with a Sichuan Pepper sauce. Sichuan has lemon overtones and causes a tingling of the mouth when eaten.
Great in stir fries, sauces & combined with Chiles in Chinese dishes.
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Chai Masala$7.50 – $24.00
Our Chai is a contemporary version of the blend added to milk, tea and sugar in India. Boil 1-2 t in 4 C water; strain & use to steep tea. Use in baking or sprinkle on ice cream.
Asafoetida/Fenugreek Blend$8.00 – $11.50
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.
Coriander$4.00 – $14.25
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.
Garam Masala$6.50 – $21.00
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.
Cinnamon ~ Indonesian Cassia$5.50 – $18.00
The Greek poet, Sappho, referenced Cassia in 7th century B.C. Though not the “true” Cinnamon, Cassia (also called Chinese Cinnamon) is often sold as Cinnamon in the U.S., where it’s preferred for its strong, spicy and lingering flavor.
Use in both sweet and strong savory dishes: candies, baked goods, meats, preserves, curries, and hot beverages. Cassia, with its intense aromatic qualities and taste, is the popular choice for Cinnamon Rolls.