The Kashmiri Chilli is a variety of chilli known for its intense red colour and lower heat rating, making it ideal to use in tandoori, butter chicken and rogan josh curries. They are dried and finely ground before adding to curries, soups, stews or even as a finishing sprinkle for a spicy heat. It is widely used especially in Indian cuisine, but also Mexican, Asian and Italian dishes.
Kashmiri chillies are a popular milder chilli that imparts a great red colour to dishes. You can identify dry Kashmiri chillies by their medium size, cone shape, wrinkles, and dark red colour. Kashmiri chillies are very commonly ground into a powder before using to enable an even distribution of the chilli without compromising on flavour or aroma. By drying and grinding down the chilli peppers it adds a smokey caramelised flavour that that of a fresh chilli does not have. Due to the mild flavour of the Kashmiri Chilli, it is ideal to use in tandoori, butter chicken and rogan josh curries. It is widely used especially in Indian cuisine, but also Mexican, Asian and Italian dishes. Kashmiri chillies are ideal when you want that mild zing and the enticing red colour but also moderate spiciness without the intense heat. We at the Spice People believe Indian savoury dishes are incomplete without a dash of Kashmiri Chillies Ground.
All chillies contain capsaicin which is known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and aid to weight loss.
English Lavender is a member of the mint family. It has a floral sweet and slightly citrus flavour. Dried lavender buds are used to add colour and flavour to many savoury and sweet dishes. It is used in baked goods or as a garnish. Also, it is a key ingredient in our Herbs de Provence blend.
Sichuan Pepper is an oriental fruit grown on a small ash tree native to the Sichuan province of China. Even though it is called pepper, it is not a true pepper and is not related to black peppercorns, which are from India. The berries have a warm peppery fragrance, with citrus notes & a clean fresh aftertaste leaving a slightly numbing sensation on the tongue. It is the outer husk that has all the flavour, the internal hard black seed is edible but can add a bitter taste. It is a key ingredient in Chinese cuisine and used in some Asian recipes. It is used in our chilli sichuan salt and calamari salt and pepper blends.
Our Chilli Chocolate Chai combines the delicate flavors of chai with the sweetness of chocolate and the spiciness of chilli. The result is a dreamy warming nightcap you’ll want to drink again and again.
Greek Gyros is a traditional Greek dish made from slow cooked spiced meat served in flat bread with onion, tomato and lettuce. This delicious and all-purpose blend made from dried herbs and spices gives the traditional flavour and aroma of Greek cuisine to many dishes, both of the meat and vegetable variety. This Greek family favourite is used to season beef, pork, chicken, or lamb. The mix comprises of very traditional mediterranean herbs and spices: oregano, paprika, black pepper, cumin, sea salt, garlic and onion. For best results rub your meat of choice generously with the seasoning and a small amount of oil and roast in a deep-dish pan in a moderate oven. Cooking times and temperatures will vary depending on the size of meat. Serve atop flat bread with your desired salad ingredients, a generous dollop of tzatziki and enjoy! Traditional Greek cooking made easy.
Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavoursome variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content. When ground, its grey in colour as the seed inside is white. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat and it is used in all cultures and types of cuisine especially in Moroccan and Middle East cooking. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving digestion.
Rosemary is a large Mediterranean shrub with needle-like leaves and with a strong lemony pine aroma and pungent flavour. It is mostly used in French, Spanish, and Italian cuisines especially when cooking lamb and chicken. It is a key ingredient in the French blend Herbs de Provence. It has many health benefits and also it has been used for medicinal purposes.