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Shah jeera, also known as black cumin seeds or caraway seeds, are commonly used spices in Indian cuisines.
They look very similar to the normal cumin seeds, yet they are darker and sweeter than the other variety. They have a special nutty flavour when roasted before using in dishes.
They are used in Indian breads, puloas, tandoori dishes. Buy shah jeera online for the health benefits it provides.
It is very beneficial for the pregnant ladies, their digestion issues, lactation etc. Other than that they are used to treat diabetics, boosts immunity, aids respiratory system etc.
Asafoetida powder, commonly known as a ‘hing’, is made by crushing asafoetida resins taken from the roots of the plants that belong to the Ferula species.
It is used as a flavouring ingredient in food and beverages.
It is widely used in rice dishes like biryani, vegetable dishes like dal, pees etc for the aroma it spreads.
It is a great medicine that cures digestive and breathing problems.
Buy asafoetida powder online for tasty and delicious dishes.
Asafoetida in other languages
- English : Asafoetida / Devils Dung
- Tamil : Perungaayam
- Malayalam : Kaayam
- Telugu : Inguva / Ingumo
- Kannada : Hingu / Ingu
- Hindi : Hing
- Bengali : Hing
- Gujarati : Hing
- Konkani : Heengu / Ing
- Marathi : Hing
- Oriya : Hengu
- Punjabi : Hing
- Tulu : Ingu
- Kashmiri : Yang / Sap
- Urudu : Hing
Pumpkin seeds, also known as “Pepita”, a Mexican Spanish term. They are the edible seeds of pumpkin, that are flat and asymmetrically oval in shape.
The husk is white in colour, once the husk is removed they are light green in colour. They are smaller in size yet are fully packed with valuable nutrients.
They are often roasted and eaten as a snack. From ancient times, pumpkin seeds are said to be the major source of minerals like zinc, manganese, copper, phosphorus etc.
Buy pumpkin seeds online for the antimicrobial benefits, cancer-related benefits, high fibre content and the reduction of diabetics.
Pumpkin seeds are dry fruit varieties with a malleable and chewy texture and a subtly sweet and nutty flavour.
Couscous or khus khus, commonly known as poppy seeds are the oilseeds obtained from poppy trees. The poppy seed pods are dried and broken open to obtain tiny kidney-shaped ripe poppy seeds.
It is widely used in central Europe, where it’s legal to be grown and sold. There are three varieties of poppy seeds available in the global market.
They are used as whole and in powdered form in different cuisines. Cuscus are soaked in water for some time and are used to make sarbath varieties.
Kerala special drink ‘kulukki sarbath’ is incomplete without cuscus. Buy cuscus online for it’s amazing benefits of regulating blood pressure, curing mouth ulcers, treating kidney stones, thyroid, dandruff etc.
Black cardamom pods are another spice native to India. It is a whole unit that can be broken open to see the black seeds inside. It has a brown shade even though it is referred to as black.
It is quite different from the green cardamom that is quite common. Both of them belong to two different plants and have different tastes and appearances.
Black cardamom pods give a warm aromatic flavour to the food, thus are used to cook savoury dishes. It has a smoky woody undertone.
Buy black cardamom online for it maintains good oral hygiene, improves immune system, helps to eliminate respiratory problems etc.
Chammanthi podi can be used as the side dish for any items like idli, dosa,upma or even with meals.
If we kept the roasted coconut powder in airtight jars we can use for a long period without any bacterial infection.
We need less ingredients and minimum time time to make the dish. We can serve unexpected guests to our home with a good dish which almost everyone like to taste.
Coconut, is a complete food rich in calories, vitamins, and minerals like copper, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. It is a good source of Potassium and B-complex vitamins such as folates, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine and pyridoxine.
One important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid (1:12 carbon fatty acid) which increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood so it has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockage (atherosclerosis).
- Star anise is usually used for culinary purposes in Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines.
- Star anise is a rich source of two important antioxidants namely linalool, an essential oil, and vitamin C that protects the body against cellular damage caused by environmental toxins.
Fresh pineapple is cut in pieces or in rings and dried in sunlight to prepare dried pineapple.
Most people love this sweet variety that has enzymes, dietary fibers and antioxidants. It is said that one dried pineapple has two grams of dietary fiber.
They are a great filler, it is recommended to eat dried pineapples to satisfy hunger between the meals. When pineapple is dehydrated, the water content is removed but it retains nutrients per gram and high sugar content.
Buy dried pineapple online for indigestion, stomach ache, for its ability to act as immunity booster etc. They are often added into baked goods, yogurts, granolas, trail mixes etc.
Finely roasted cashew nuts coated with salt and black pepper powder is a spicy variety of cashew nuts enjoyed by many.
It is a perfect item for a snack time. Kids love to have them for their snack lunch box. This is a special recipe that gains wide popularity at party times, homemade holiday gifts, snack times, movie times etc.
The recipe includes four simple ingredients such as cashew nuts, oil or ghee, black pepper and salt. Toss the cashews with all these ingredients on a pan till it gets thoroughly coated and serve it hot.
It is such a crispy and spicy snack. Buy pepper cashew online if you are short of time and the guests can’t wait for long. By buying it online you can shine before the guests for this special snack that tastes wonderful.
Fresh oranges are cut into rings to be dried to make dried oranges. Oranges are sun dried, sometimes are oven-dried as well.
The oven is preheated to dry the fresh orange slices. Oranges are dried for a wide variety of reasons apart from consuming, they are made for decorations.
Dried oranges are used to decorate christmas trees in Western countries, they are used for potpourris for the orange scent it spreads along the room.
Cocktails or gins are sometimes served on a tray with dried orange slices on the tray and on the cocktail glasses. Apart from these decorations, people buy dried orange online for they are best to be added to beverages such as tea for its intriguing citric taste and the aroma it spreads.
It is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, thus people buy them for the health benefits. Decorating a house with dried orange slices brings in the holiday season mood.