“Gaon ke garam masale mein dhaniya nahi padtha” she informs. At Kashika, the subtle cues are taken seriously. Sometimes she is hesitant to share her little rural secrets, but slowly she gains confidence and speaks her mind. The freshly ground Garam Masala has a rich brown color and a fragrance that makes us go hungry all of a sudden. We learn that before Garam Masala became an evergreen spice mix, it was mostly made ahead of the cold winters as a warming spice mix. “Pakane ke anth mein daalo, toh swad bhi ayega aur sugandh bhi”, she suggests as a cooking tip.
Kashika Garam Masala is a fragrant mix of well-ground whole spices such as cinnamon, mace, peppercorns, cumin, and cardamom pods. It’s perfect to season soups, lentil dishes, and curries.