Curry Powder

The word curry originates from the Tamil word ‘karhi’ describing a sauce. Curry Powder is a blend of several raw spices and is different from Garam Masala where the spices are individually roasted and ground. Curry Powder is added to the oil and toasted to enhance the flavor. I do not add cinnamon, clove and […]


Achaar Masala (Pickle Spice Mix)

Indian pickle or Achaar is quite different from Western pickle. Most Achaars use oil and spices for flavoring and therefore can stay on the shelf for a long time. Achaar is almost always ‘ripened’ in the sun which causes the black mustard (rye) to ferment, imparting the classic sour taste to the vegetable used. Sour […]