whole spices

black mustard seeds

Mustard seeds are the small round seeds of various mustard plants. The seeds are usually about 1 to 2 millimetres in diameter and may be colored from yellowish white to black.

poppy seeds

Poppy seed is an oilseed obtained from the opium poppy. The tiny, kidney-shaped seeds have been harvested from dried seed pods by various civilizations for thousands of years. It is still widely used in many countries, especially in Central Europe and South Asia, where it is legally grown and sold in shops.

star anise

A spice commonly called star anise, star anise, star anise seed, star aniseed, Chinese star anise, or badian that closely resembles anise in flavor is obtained from the star-shaped pericarps of the fruit of I. verum which are harvested just before ripening. Star anise serves as an essential element of the Indian spice palate.

tamarind

The tamarind tree produces brown, pod-like fruits that contain a sweet, tangy pulp, which is used in cuisines around the world. Tamarind’s tender young leaves are used in Indian cuisine. Because tamarind has multiple uses, it is cultivated around the world in tropical and subtropical zones.

dried bay leaves

Bay leaves come from the bay laurel plant, an evergreen shrub that grows slowly in warm climates. The plants are grown for ornamental use and dried and used in cooking. The thick and leathery leaves are elongated with pointy ends. Most often, recipes call for dried bay leaves, which have a slightly stronger scent than fresh.

dried curry leaves

Curry Leaves are indispensable in South Indian cuisine. Along with brown mustard seeds, they often form the base of the tarka, or flavor base, of many dishes. Curry leaves are the mark of authentic Indian cookery. Simply add curry leaves to hot oil or ghee with other spices to recreate the authentic flavors of South Asia.

sesame seeds

Sesame is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum, also called benne. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number in India. It is widely naturalized in tropical regions around the world and is cultivated for its edible seeds, which grow in pods.

clove stems

Clove stems are the stems of the bud flower of the Clove plant which is botanically known as Caryophyllus.Clove Stems are collected from the Clove plantations spread throughout the island of Madagascar/Sri Lanka/Indonesia that provides the ideal warm humid tropical climate quintessential for the growth of Eugenia caryophyllustrees

fennel seeds

Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is found especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks, specially in India.