3 Must-Have Masalas in Your Kitchen
This article is authored by Dr. Shweta Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.
Making a blend of spices is a difficult task. It requires roasting each spice, done at the right temperature for an ideal amount of time. If they are roasted for too long and the spices burn, or if they are not adequately roasted, essential oils of the spices won’t be released at all. These essential oils are responsible for the aroma and flavour of the blend. Furthermore, getting the right blend of spices in the right proportion is equally challenging. All of these factors make the case for picking a pre-mixed spice blend to make your cooking a lot simpler and effortless! Stock your pantry with these favourite masalas for speedy, full-flavored, and hearty meals! And when an expert like Sanjeev Kapoor has blended them specially for you, do you really need to think twice?
- Paneer Masala: An extraordinary spice blend, this one is vibrant and an absolute necessity for any paneer recipe. Bright, tangy and piquant, it is an excellent partner for fried or grilled paneer, giving your cooking a whole new dimension!
- Punjabi Chhole Masala: A classic spice blend, the chhole masala adds flavour, helping flavours of other ingredients stand out. Comprising of coriander, amchoor, chilli and other warm spices, the aromatic seasoning imparts a rich flavour to the chickpeas. Authentic chhole masala like Tata Sampann also contains dried amla and anardana powder that adds tartness to the dish. This gives you the real flavour of Punjabi-style chhole. Keep a packet of this blend ready in your kitchen for those chhole bhature cravings.
- Pav Bhaji Masala: An absolute hero, the pav bhaji masala is warmly spiced, tangy and chilli-based with peppery notes. It helps you dish up this timeless street food at home in a matter of minutes! It blends well with pav bhaji ingredients, giving it taste, aroma, and appeal. Dagad phool, also known as the stone flower, is a special ingredient used in the Tata Sampann Pav Bhaji Masala. This secret ingredient adds an earthy flavour to the spice mix, making it taste extremely authentic. A dollop of butter, and you have a star dish on your dining table.
Flawlessly integrated together, these spices blends produce a flavour which is authentic and rich. These fabulous spice-mixes promise to take your cooking to a whole new level! Importantly, apart from the amazing culinary advantages that the masalas offer, these spices and herbs proffer a multitude of health benefits as well. Additionally, these masalas help you save loads of time, especially when you are cooking up a special meal for scores of people.
Wondering which spices blends to buy? Tata Sampann Masalas are made from selectively picked spices from the best farms. Master Chef, Sanjeev Kapoor himself has crafted the recipe for each spice blend, making it authentic and lending the dish absolute proficiency. When crafting every masala, each individual ingredient is carefully weighed and a definite method is followed to make it, ensuring constant and genuine results every single time.
- The Encyclopaedia of Healing Foods, Dr. Michael Murray and Dr. Joseph Pizzorno.
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