Fragrant & Bright Spice Blend, 50g/100g

Fragrant & Bright Spice Blend, 50g/100g

A fragrant and herbal blend with a slightly earthy, zingy, and alliaceous aroma.  It gives a soft and comforting layer of flavour that has sweet, curried undertones. 

 

To a base of mellow ground spices, we’ve added notes of brightness from juicy tasting amchoor (dried green mango powder) and the citrus, floral flavour of coriander. Texture as well as taste is given by the herbal and nutty combination of whole cumin, coriander and ajwain seeds.

 

Ajwain, a member of the Apiaceae family to which cumin, fennel, celery, carrot, and parsley also belong, has a uniquely aromatic flavour that combines herbaceous notes of thyme, anise and oregano with a savoury cumin-like taste.  When chewed raw, the tiny seeds have an intensity of flavour and a slight bitter bite that makes your tongue tingle, but during cooking it becomes sweeter and more mellow.  It gives the characteristic flavour associated with onion bhajis – with the frying process removing ajwain’s harsher elements.

 

The bright herbal flavour profile of this blend makes it great to use to gently spice potato dishes and flavouring creamy coconut-based recipes. It’s also wonderful in all types of fritters: pakoras, tempura, crumbed ricotta balls, sweetcorn fritters – in fact the list might be endless! 

 

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A LITTLE ABOUT US

At spicy chameleon, we believe spices should be celebrated.  Our versatile spice blends will bring creativity to your kitchen – use them alone or try in combination with our finishing blends to introduce even more layers of flavour to your cooking!

  • WHY DON'T WE ADD SUGAR OR SALT TO OUR BLENDS?

    The spices we skilfully combine give such a flavour boost on their own, so we don't add salt or sugar to our blends. Some spices have an inherent sweetness - combining these makes delicious, sweet-tasting blends. The one exception to our rule on sugar is our Sugar Spice finishing blend, in which we use small pieces of crystallised ginger for its delicious chewy texture and spicy-sweet flavour. Other spices we utilise for their deeply savoury qualities. Salt is sometimes used whilst processing sumac berries and in curing chillies such as Urfa and Aleppo, and as such, may be present in small quantities in some of our blends. We use red miso powder, which is made with salt, as an ingredient in our Savoury and Rich spice blend.

    You may like to add a sprinkle of salt to your food when cooking with our spice blends - we leave the choice up to you!

  • A NOTE ON STORAGE

    Spices are best stored in airtight packaging, away from sunlight and heat.  To keep our spice blends as fresh as possible, we pack them into resealable, opaque pouches.  Seal after each use and store away from sunny windowsills and sources of heat, such stovetops.  If you forget to seal the pouch, the spice blend may begin to lose aroma.  Please note that even if you keep our spice blends sealed securely, you may notice some clumping - this is because we do not use the anti-caking additives.  Don't worry if this happens - simply give the blend a stir or use your fingertips to break down any small clumps.

  • INGREDIENTS

    Amchoor, cumin, garlic, coriander, ajwain, turmeric, fenugreek, methi

  • ALLERGEN INFORMATION

    For allergens, see items listed in bold in ingredients list.
     

  • A LITTLE ABOUT US

    At spicy chameleon, we believe spices should be celebrated. Our versatile spice blends will bring creativity to your kitchen – use them alone or try in combination with our finishing blends to introduce even more layers of flavour to your cooking!

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