ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS

In your masala dabba...

SPICE MAMA’S VINDALOO MASALA

My vindaloo masala combines hand roasted cumin seed, red chilli powder, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves and peppercorn.

SPICE MAMA’S BOTTLE MASALA

My bottle masala combines all above ingredients with the addition of roasted sesame seed, poppy seed, coriander seed, szechuan pepper, shah jeera, chana dal, saffron, paprika, nutmeg, allspice and star anise.

My freshly made spice blends take all the guess work out of flavouring your cooking with spices and are so easy to use.  

In your pantry... 

Rice (the best aged Basmati rice you can get)

Dals: toor dal, moong dal, masoor dal

Beans: chick peas (dried and tinned), black eyed peas (dried and tinned), kidney beans (dried and tinned)

Coconut: cream and milk (In Australia, Ayam brand is the best: look for a brand that doesn't contain any added ingredients), dessicated coconut

Tomato: tomato passata, tomato paste, tinned tomatoes 

Flours: besan flour, self raising flour

Oils: ghee, coconut oil (unrefined), peanut oil, olive oil

Other: tamarind paste, white wine vinegar, dried mint, salt, sugar

In your shopping trolley... 

Aromatics: red onions, spring onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, mint leaves, lemon and lime 

Seasonal vegetables and some basic staples: potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, spinach

Full fat dairy: yoghurt and milk

 

Happy cooking!