This aromatic spice has an aniseed-like taste and is used in Chinese spice blends. Great on spare-ribs, crispy duck, roast chicken, and in beef soups and stir fries. Best used sparingly and can be ground before use.
Amchoor powder, also called "Amchur" or "Aamchoor" in Hindi, Amchoor translates literally as "mango powder"! Made from dried slices of immature green mangoes which are then ground into a powder, the colour of the ground spice is brownish-beige. the flavour is slightly acid/sweet.
Garam masala is a tradition blend of spices from a secret recipe used since the days of the the Raj. Garam Masala literally means mixed or blended hot spices. A little goes a long way in pilafs, biryanis, meat and poultry dishes. Can be used as the base for biryanis, currries and special spice blends. Available in 1 kg pack.
A clear essence that is extracted from screwpine flowers. It has a strong fragrance and is used to flavour biryanis, kheer and other rice and sweet dishes. Also known as Kevda water. It is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. The male pandanus flower is almost exclusively used for kewra distillation.