Love indian food? Try this new organic spice brand
If you ever get carried away, like I was, with an urge to make indian food, you now have the option of ordering pure and organic indian spice blends online that will serve your senses way more than any conventional brand.
It was a bit of a trek though, to locate the spice for Leanne Vogel’s aloo palak (potato and spinach curry). I could have made it without the chaat masala, but that would be like having baked fries without salt – what’s the point?
The problem with the cheap chaat masala brands available in my local ethnic stores was that they all contained alarmingly high levels of sodium.
My hankering for this curry was big enough, particularly since it was pouring that day so I bought a packet. But then I couldn’t shake off the scary visions of what the sodium might do to my system.
On to Plan B: I considered making my own masala (where to find dry mango powder?) and also emailed Leanne in Alberta for feedback. It felt like Christmas when she promptly pointed me to Jess Duchart’s site. Thank you Leanne!
Be prepared. The spice blends are much more expensive than store brands but a packet will last you ages, your food will be richer and your digestion happier.
What’s your experience with Indian food and masalas’ been like so far? Or do you not have anything to do with this kind of cuisine? Send me a note and let’s share stories.