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.
Lotus root is an acquatic plant root grows under water and comes under water lily family. The formal name for the lotus is Nelumbo nucifera, although it is known by a variety of other native names in the countries where it grows.
Best lightly roasted before use, imparting a nutty aroma and crunchy texture to dishes. In India the seeds are usually ground, to thicken and flavour sauces. Tastes good in sweet pastries, breads and is ideal for garnishing vegetables.
Available in 100g bags.
Red Chowri are considered to be an important food legume in India, rest of Asia and even Africa. They are also called or referred to as zipper cream peas or Southern peas. In South India Red Chowri are used to make side dishes and broths and are generally cooked with coconut milk, tomatoes, diced onions and spices.
Can be used either as a cooking paste or as a side accompaniment to spice up any meal. This is REALLY hot and ideal for the serious chilli enthusiast as it is a fiery combination of pureed hot red chillies and garlic blended with lime juice, spices and vinegar. Try a tiny amount on its own with pappadums if you dare! VERY HOT