Chives Freeze Dried – 8g


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Chives are long thin herbs belonging to the onion and garlic family. Freeze dried chives are small sections of the larger full herb, and have a similar light and spicy flavour to the fresh version. They can be added to almost any variety of dish or used as an attractive garnish. It is key ingredient in many French Herb blends.


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Flavour Notes:

Chives are long thin herbs belonging to the onion and garlic family. Chives Freeze-Dried are small sections of the larger full herb and have similar light and spicy flavour to the fresh version.

Culinary Notes:

Dried Chives can be added to almost any variety of dish or used as an attractive garnish. It is a key ingredient in many French Herb blends and used commonly in fish dishes as well as soups and potatoes to impart an onion-garlic flavour that’s much less pungent and is more palatable.

Health Benefits:

Chives are a source of vitamins, minerals and have many health benefits. They contain Vitamin A and Vitamin C and minerals as copper, iron, manganese, zinc, and calcium. They contain antioxidants, fibre and antibacterial properties.


100% Freeze-Dried Chives

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other names or spelling:

Onion Chives, Rush Leek, Allium schoenoprasum, freeze-dried chives

How to use

  • Add chives towards the end of cooking so that their flavour stays vibrant
  • Add to egg dishes as omelettes or scrambled eggs
  • Use them as a garnish on pasta dishes or garlic bread
  • Use it in salads, sauces and fish
  • They go well with avocados, stir-fries and herb butter
  • They combine well with basil, cilantro, paprika and parsley
  • Use to enhance the flavour of white cheese, baked potatoes, soup and creamy herb sauces
  • Use in place of fresh chives 1:1

The Spice People FAQs

Freeze-dried chives are chives that have been frozen and then dried using a process called freeze-drying. This method helps to preserve the flavour, color, and nutrients of the chives.

Freeze-dried chives have a longer shelf life and can be stored for an extended period without losing their flavour or nutrients. They are also more convenient to use since they are available year-round and don’t require chopping or preparation.

Yes, freeze-dried chives can be a substitute for fresh chives in most recipes. As a general guideline, you can use one teaspoon of freeze-dried chives in place of one tablespoon of fresh chives.

The Spice People FAQs

Simple or smoke paprika along with cayenne pepper is the best alternative. Paprika tastes similar to Kashmiri Chilli, while cayenne paper adds to its spice.

Dried Kashmiri chilli is more flavorful than hot, ranging from 1,000-2,000 Scoville Heat Units. It’s mildly hot but not too spicy.

These spices are different. Paprika is the sweet cousin of Kashmiri chilli specific to western cuisine. Kashmiri chilli popular in Indian cuisine and is hotter than paprika.

Place the Kashmiri chilli under the sun for two days. When the chillies turn crispy, grind them in a food mill. Cool down the powder and store it in an airtight jar.

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Country Flavours

This subtle and artful balance provides the perfect flavour foundation for creating the best Malaysian food with the addition of salty hits from dried anchovies and shrimp, up to ten different soy sauces ranging from salty to sweet, puckering sourness from tamarind pulp, and sweetness from palm sugar and coconut milk. Cook your own authentic Malaysian Cuisine with our Malaysian spices online and explore our catalogue of beautiful recipes you can make with this spice blend.

History & influences

Arab traders brought spices from the Middle East, European and British travellers introduced produce like peanuts, pineapple, avocado, tomato, squash and pumpkin. During their time on the Malay Peninsula, the Chinese developed a distinctive cuisine known as ‘Nonya’, resulting from blending Chinese recipes and wok cooking techniques with spices and ingredients used by the local Malay community. The dishes are tangy, aromatic, spicy and herbaceous, and the signature dish is none other than Malaysia’s famous spiced noodle soup – Laksa.

What is Malaysian cuisine

As important as the rendang recipe itself is to Malaysian cuisine, what to serve with beef rendang is arguably just as imperative. Whether making the traditional beef version or a slightly lighter chicken, vegetable or fish, the rich flavour and intense texture of a rendang requires a perfect balance of freshness and tang when it comes to entrees and sides. Salads like Fresh Cucumber & Peanut and Sweet and Sour Cucumber & Pineapple Achar provide the perfect disruption to the bold, rich spices of the rendang and soothe and cool the palette alongside fluffy steamed rice and flaky golden roti bread. Entrees served at meal times in Malaysia often feature Nasi Lemak – their national dish, or Malaysian Chicken Satay to whet the appetite ready for the main event. Traditionally, the best Malaysian food is finished with an after-meal drink of Kopi Tarek ‘sweet coffee’ or The Tarik ‘sweet tea’. These are combined with condensed milk and water, and the coffee or tea drinks are ‘pulled’ by pouring vigorously between jugs to create a frothy consistency. To read more about the flavours of Malaysia and the traditional accompaniments to an authentic Malaysian Rendang, Click Here to check out our blog post.


Malaysia is also known for its growing and production of spices, namely cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and cloves. These spices are known as ‘rempah empat beradik’, meaning the four siblings as they are found throughout most Malay dishes. These are sold separately or as a handy blend often under names like ‘seafood curry spices’ or ‘meat curry spices’. Paired with other aromatics like kaffir lime, galangal and lemongrass (locally grown and imported) these four spices produce the complex and fragrant base flavour and aroma famous for Malaysian cooking.  As diverse as the people themselves, every aspect of Malaysian cuisine is a combination of sweet, sour, rich and spicy, combined in a way, unlike any other country’s cuisine.