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 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.
Lemongrass is a naturally-growing herb native to Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It has a citrusy, herby aroma and a zesty, lemony flavour. Used to flavour curries, stirfries, desserts, cocktails, and tea, this pungent, tangy herb has a flavour and aroma similar to citronella.
This is 100% Australian-grown Lemongrass that’s harvested at its peak readiness, dried, and gently crushed for culinary use.
Take your loose leaf chai with you. Just add your chai spice into the bag and pull the drawstring. Recycleable muslin cloth bags are easy to fill with tea leaves herbs and spices, great for the environment and handy when no tea pot infuser is available. Now you can take your real chai to the office or even to a cafe where you can order hot milk and infuse your own favorite chai spice blend.
Approximate size : 8cm by 10cm
USES: for tea, bouquet garni, and potpourri and herbal bath salts.
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.
Cassia sticks are closely related to cinnamon. The sticks have a reddish brown colour and a warm, mild and sweet flavour, though it is significantly stronger than cinnamon. It is widely used in the United States.
The Mexican Habanero Chilli is the hottest variety of chilli from Mexico. They are an integral component in Yucatecan Mexican cuisine. With their fruity & floral aroma, it is a popular choice for adding a spicy citrusy kick to any dish. Dried Habanero Chilli is the perfect addition to any Mexican dish. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chilli in boiling water for 20 minutes before use.
Spanish paprika sweet is made from ground red pepper has a rich red colour while retaining a mild flavour which complements most savoury dishes. Due to its vibrant colour and full-bodied flavour it is used in many European and Indian dishes. It gives a subtle caramelised sweet warmth to dishes and it is a core ingredient in our North Africa Chermula.