🥘 Lajina’s Spices 🥘 I’m often asked about these amazing handmade spices so I thought I’d re-post the information on ho…

🥘 Lajina’s Spices 🥘 I’m often asked about these amazing handmade spices so I thought I’d re-post the information on how best to use them. Lajina’s spice mixes exist to simplify your Indian Home Cooking, you can buy and use in small quantities for optimum freshness. Curry Masala : This exquisite spice blend is so versatile, by tweaking the flavours you can easily create a basic curry or a Jalfrezi, Korma, Tikka Masala and Rogan Josh style curry. Caradmin Kick: A lighter and simpler version of Curry Masala for those who don’t like to eat garlic or ginger. It’s so good layered up in a biriani. Tandoori Spice: Use to create delicious and authentic home-cooked tandoori dishes. It can be used on roast potatoes and is a blend of 14 spices and great for baked dishes. Lajina tends to roast or barbeque with this spice, so an easy one to use. Her top tip for tandoori chicken – try marinading the chicken twice. First with a little lemon juice, a sprinkle of chilli powder and salt for half an hour before using my tandoori masala and some yoghurt. Serve with salad and a wrap, use the same mix for tikkas, too. Garam Masala: The Indian Punjabi Kitchen begins and ends with garam masala, garam means hot and masala means a mix, this mix is dry. Her garam masala has 9 whole spices which are cleaned, roasted and ground. Use sparingly at all times, it is in its raw form, add to cheese on toast, omelettes, soups, usual everyday meals and in Indian dishes towards the end of cooking. Chefs Crush: A simple mix of 5 crushed spices, used in pakoras, bhajes and rice. Can be added to so many non-Indian dishes, it works like a stock. Try it in soups, stews, bolognese sauces and our usual everyday meals. It’s really special, once you learn to cook with it, it will be an essential spice in your kitchen. Chaat Masala: A finishing spice, use on salads and as a sweet, adds a sour finish to a dish. The Indian street food essential and has the Umami effect, five basic tastes of sweet, sour, savoury, spicy and bitter. Use it raw, just the tiniest sprinkle is all you need. All are available to add to an existing delivery or at our 3 local markets £2.50 each 😊