Cooking is an art and there’s no denying that. From the ingredients used to the utensils and even the flame (gas stove) – every element plays a key role in getting the final product you want. This is why you will find the same dish tastes different when cooked by different people. Right? Another factor that plays a major role is seasoning. In India, we can’t think of a dish without masala in it. In fact, it is the spices that make each dish unique. For example, dal needs hing and jeera for the right aroma, while chicken curry needs garam masala for that extra zing. But sometimes working with multiple masalas can be overwhelming. Agreed? That’s why, we bring you an easy solution to save you the hassle of cooking.
Here, we have selected some essential spice blends used every day. We suggest, keep these masalas in store whenever you need them. Just remember, these masalas should be kept separately, in an airtight container for a longer shelf life. And the best part is that you can prepare each of these masalas at home. Watch.
Also read: Panch Phoran: A blend of 5 spices from an oriental Indian kitchen
Here are 5 must-have spice blends for everyday cooking:
Considered the heart of all Indian dishes, garam masala is extremely aromatic and multi-functional. From chicken curry to palak sabzi, rajma, chole, etc – we use a little garam masala in almost every dish we can think of. This is why having it at home is extremely important. All you need are a few basic ingredients like cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin… to make this delicious spice blend. Click here for the recipe.
Another masala mix that we highly recommend is the sabzi masala. Having this handy spice mix not only eliminates the hassle of using multiple ingredients, but it also saves us time in the kitchen. You can use masala in sabji, dal or any other kind of preparation. Made with some of India’s most basic spices, this masala helps spice up our meals in no time. Click here for the recipe.
Bottle of Masala:
An Indian kitchen would be complete without a dedicated container for bottle leaves. Right? Chai patti, boiled with milk, sugar and some spices – a rich cup of masala chai helps us relax any time of day. This is why we bring you a bottle of masala recipe that you can make and keep in the store. Click here for the recipe.
This masala mix will get your breakfast game up and running in no time. Sprinkle it on your sandwiches and see what difference it makes to your everyday meals. Sanndwich masala is a blend of different roasted and ground spices that come together to create a distinct flavor that goes perfectly with any sandwich you make. Click here for the recipe.
Homemade Peri Peri Masala:
We often host parties at home; the right? This means, we can also make different delicious starters at home. Having a peri peri masala coffee maker handy can easily enhance the flavor of your entrees. Taking this into consideration, we present a masala peri peri recipe that can be easily made at home. Watch.
Now that you have the recipes, prepare these masalas and store them on your spice rack.