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Raksha Bandhan Special

Masala Monk Rakhi Special
This Raksha Bandhan Deserves To Be Special and Our Gift Boxes Are All Ready❤️
 
 And just like that half of this cursed year of 2020 is over and all our beloved Indian festivities are queued up to cheer up the remaining days of the year. To embark the happiness of celebrating our traditional rituals, let’s start by making Raksha Bandhan a little more special this year. And why not?
We all will agree that the crisis has taught us that we should never miss a chance to make our special ones feel how important they are. And a little extra effort never gets overlooked.
 
So this Raksha Bandhan, add some more warmth into the relationship with your sibling and show him/her that hidden love in you. It is up to you how you want to surprise your sibling, but don’t forget a special gift box from Masala Monk, curated for every unique relationship and made with love at home. I understand that saying thank you to your sibling can get a little awkward but don’t worry, our homemade cake tubs and assorted gift boxes will just say it loud for you.
 
Nothing other than a box of homemade deliciousness can convey your gratitude for what role your sibling has played in your life. Whatever be the predilection of your sister or brother, we have one for all taste buds. From boozy spreads to nutty mixtures we have different combo packs to choose from and help you bring a change in the age-old and predictable gifting ideas. Here is a list of gift boxes we have curated and all you need to do is pick the one which will overwhelm your sibling and celebrate an extra special Raksha Bandhan.
 
• Artisanal All-time Gift Box – Rose Preserve, Nut Trail, Mukhwas, Dry Paan

• Boozy Spreads Combo- Orange Whiskey, Gin Berry, Mango Tequila

• Boozy Spreads Sampler Box- Orange Whiskey, Gin Berry, Intensity Dark Chocolate and Rhum, Mango Tequila

• Gourmet Classic Gift Box- Banoffee, Intensity Dark Chocolate and Rhum, Nut Trail, Sweet Chilli Jam

• Gourmet Classic- Banoffee, Intensity Dark Chocolate and Rhum, Sweet Chilli Jam

• Gourmet Thandai Box-Rose, Kesar Pista, Cashew and Butterscotch, Zero Sugar

• Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise combo- Wasabi, Achari, Bengal Kasundi

• Homemade Eggless Mayonnaise Sampler Box- Wasabi, Achari, Bengal Kasundi, Banoffee

• Homemade Jams Combo- Strawberry, Exotic Cherry, Lychee

• Instant Cooler Gift Box- AamPanna, Imly Amlana, Pineapple Kairi Panna, Watermelon Kiwi Punch

• Instant Drink Mix- AamPanna, Imly, Watermelon Kiwi

• Kickass Boozy Spread Gift Box-Orange Whiskey Marmalade, Gin Berry, Intensity Dark Chocolate and Rhum, Mango Tequila

• Thandai Mix Combo- Rose, KesarPista, Butterscotch Cashew

 
Also, lucky are those who are in Delhi NCR because you can add something extra sweet to your gift list. This Raksha Bandhan, select from an array of homemade, creamy and flavourful cake tubs for a sweet gesture towards your brother or sister.

While the above products ship all over India, Cheesecakes are available only for Delhi/NCR.

To place your orders for Raksha Bandhan – just mention ‘For Raksha Bandhan’ in order notes while ordering – all orders with that written are going to be delivered on Raksha Bandhan and with special stickers on the cake tubs (Only applicable for all products delivered in Delhi/NCR which includes cheesecakes and other products as well)
For non-Delhi/NCR delivery, we cannot promise a specific delivery date as it is shipped via courier.

• Banoffee Pie

• Blueberry Cheesecake

• Cherry and Roasted Almond Cheesecake

• Chocolate Hazelnut

• Mango Cheesecake

• Tiramisu

• Chocolate Mousse

• Malai Ghewar

Remember, gifts can’t be valued by the price but by the warmth that it contains. We value this idea and thus when it comes to quality, Masala Monk makes no compromise. This is our secret to winning hearts and now it’s your turn. Win your sibling’s heart with our special Raksha Bandhan gift boxes and thank us later.

Cheesecakes are available only for Delhi/NCR.All other products will be shipped anywhere in India.

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Father’s Day Special – Sweet Gratitude for your Father’s Selfless Love

Masala Monk Fathers day stickers

Every father deserves one for every time he covered for your innocent mistakes, he deserves one for encouraging you every time you were about to give up, he deserves one for every small thing he did for you without even being noticed. Father’s day is around the corner and you just got another reason to express your gratitude to your father for all the thankless job he had been doing since days you don’t even remember about.

Fathers day Special cakes Masala monk

Though this year, with the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been a massive tension globally, that should not stop us from celebrating this super special day. With limited options to do something special for your fathers at this time of crisis, how about surprising him with a sweet gesture?

To place your orders for fathers day – just mention ‘For Father’s Day’ in order notes while ordering – all orders with that written are going to be delivered on Father’s day and with special stickers on the cake tubs.

What better than starting this special day with a box full of happiness, made of sweet delicacies. Choose your dad’s favourite flavour(s) from Masala Monk’s special range of homemade cake tubs and surprise him on this father’s day.

Banoffee pie cake tub

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Does daddy have a Sweet Tooth? Well, our Banoffee Pie is going to charm him for sure.

Mango cheesecake tub

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Favourite Dessert of your Favourite Fruit…

 Blueberry cheesecake tub

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Blueberries on a Cheesecake – a classic that always works.

Red velvet cake tub

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Chocolate hazelnut cake tub

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Chocolate Hazelnut cake : Because, even Dad’s love Chocolate.

Cherry and Roasted Almond Cheesecake

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Cherry Cheesecake is definitely going make your Dad smile 🙂

Made with utmost hygienic concerns and best quality ingredients, a tub or two of the heavenly rich, creamy, soft, spongy cake can be an instant mood lifter and is sure to make your father feel special. Every bite of the freshly homemade cakes is filled with tons of love and natural flavours, soothing enough to convey your personalised father’s day message.

Shipping all over Delhi & Gurgaon, you can see our complete range by when you Click Here

To place your orders for fathers day – just mention ‘For Father’s Day’ in order notes while ordering – all orders with that written are going to be delivered on Father’s day and with special stickers on the cake tubs.

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Masala Monk Fathers day campaign


To place your orders for fathers day – just mention ‘For Father’s Day’ in order notes while ordering – all orders with that written are going to be delivered on Father’s day and with special stickers on the cake tubs.

For more information please email us on order.MasalaMonk@gmail.com or send us a message on Facebook Messenger.

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This Mother’s Day Melt Your Mom’s Heart

If we were to look for the best example of the word ‘constant,’ it has to be ‘mother.’ Mothers are our best friends and the ones we can count on, no matter what. They stand as a pillar of strength for the family and are always special to us. Be it mother, mother-in-law, or grandmother, to celebrate motherhood, the entire world comes together on Mother’s Day.

Though this year, with the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been a massive tension globally, that should not stop us from celebrating this super special day. With limited options to do something special for your mother at this time of crisis, how about surprising her with a sweet gesture?

Remember those days when she made your favorite dessert or baked the most delicious cakes for your special days? Well, the secret to that was homemade love and now it’s your turn to make her feel the same. To make it a little easier for you, we have come up with a wide variety of Mother’s Day cake tubs which are completely homemade and prepared using the premium quality of ingredients. Choose your mom’s favorite cake from our array of yummy treats in the Lockdown menu.

These blissfully divine cake tubs are heavenly rich, creamy, soft, spongy and will definitely bring that smile on her face and make her feel loved. We know that your mother means the world to you and what better than these delicious, mouth-melting, and fresh cake tubs to convey your gratitude?

Shipping all over Delhi & Gurgaon, you can see our complete range by when you Click Here

Blueberry Cheese Cake – Tap on the image to know more.
Red Velvet Cake in a Tub – Tap on the image to know more.
Chocolate Hazelnut Cake – Tap on the image to know more.
Banoffee Pie in a Tub : Tap on the image to know more.
Cheesecake Topped with Fresh Mangoes : Tap on the image to know more.

Shipping all over Delhi & Gurgaon, you can see our complete range by when you Click Here

For more information please email us on order.MasalaMonk@gmail.com or send us a message on Facebook Messenger.

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How to receive deliveries in Covid19 outbreak?

As you know we have started with special deliveries in Lockdown and are catering to Delhi and Gurgaon – after listening to numerous patrons we introduced a few items and a Stay at Home Menu you help you stay and inside and maintain some sanity and happiness while doing so.

Our boys are trained in zero contact delivery and are approved by the government for deliveries in lockdown – they use gloves, masks, etc – you do not have to go near them and they will keep the pack where ever you want them to – keeping a distance of course.

You get the package, sanitize the outer bag – remove the main Tub / Jar from the bag – sanitize it and let it sit for a while – wash your hands thoroughly wait for some time, chill the tub and then enjoy it. You can use these precautions and processes not only for Masala Monk products but for all kinds of deliveries edible or otherwise that you receive at your home.

Homes, where items are made, are cleaned several times a day and people wear hairnets, gloves, masks, aprons, etc while preparing the food. 🙂

So stay at home, stay healthy and order away from our Stay At Home Menu or simply from the Desserts/Cakes section and keep celebrating the lids.

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5 reasons Gulkand deserves to be in your daily diet

sun-cooked preserve of Damask rose petals.

Did you know that gulkand acts like a wine! No, not in giving you a buzz, but that like wine, it also gets better as it ages. A favourite among the ancient Indo-Persians, gulkand brings in the aura along with its essence. Used in several gastronomies these days, gulkand also works as a mouth-freshener and is thus consumed with paan. But the most important part about gulkand is that more than a delicacy, it is a natural healer…if consumed properly in the right quantity and with the right ingredient.

So here is a pro tip, to get the best benefit of gulkand, mix a spoon or two with a glass of milk and relish it regularly. Or, if you are in the mood of whipping a glass full of thandai, mix gulkand with cold milk and thandai mix.

Now the question is why would you bother to incorporate the habit of drinking a glass of gulkand mixed milk regularly? Apart from the fact that it tastes delicious, here is why:

  • It acts as a natural coolant: Gulkand when used in desserts, create a lip-smacking flavour that not only soothes your sweet-tooth but also cools your entire system. It helps to cool off the body from the scorching heat during the summers. Thus, gulkand + milk= solution for all heat-related issues such as fatigue, laziness, burning, stomachaches, mouth ulcers, headaches, nose bleeding, sunstroke, redness and inflammation of the eyes, or body pain.
  • A great dose of calcium: Gulkand when mixed with milk, can fulfil your body’s daily calcium quota. This helps treat and make teeth and gums strong and fight women problems like leucorrhea and heavy menses.
  • It acts as a digestive stimulant: This is a great cure for any digestive issue. It improves body metabolism appetite, thus keeping you fit. Also, gulkand, when consumed with milk, reduces acidity, constipation, peptic ulcer, and gastritis, keeping your intestine away from ulcers and swelling.
  • Great stress buster: Gulkand mixed with milk at night is medicine for sound sleep as well. It keeps the heart and nervous system under control, reducing stress.
  • Get a flawless skin: This rose jam when consumed with milk purifies your blood and can bring a rosy glow to your skin by reducing pimples, acne, redness, rash, inflammation, itching and blemishes.

Well, now since you know that gulkand is not just for taste, but also for nutrition, let me also tell you that the best benefits of gulkand can only be derived from a quality product, free of any kind of adulteration. So, at Masala Monk, we have curated this homemade Gulabo to help you get gulkand in its purest form.

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8 Benefits of Saunf or Fennel Seeds

Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare Miller), a pleasant-smelling herb is found throughout the world and is often used in cooking as a spice. This not only adds flavour to the dish with its sweet and woody flavour but also acts as a digestive. Fennel seeds and the oil extracted from it are used to make medicine. In India, if you notice, people chewing fennel seeds post-meal, that is primarily because of its digestive properties and also because it acts as a mouth freshener. Moreover, Ayurveda states that the use of fennel as medicines reduces all three TRI DOSHA – VATA, PITTA and KAPHA.

Thus, at Masala Monk, we have come up with a range of products that has fennel seeds in it. Select your favourite homemade products and enjoy the benefit of fennel seeds through some flavourful dishes. But before that, here is a quick view of the benefits of fennel seeds:

  • Natural digestive solution for issues like bloating, loss of appetite, colic, heartburn, and intestinal gas
  • Fennel relaxes the colon and decreases respiratory tract secretions which act like estrogen in the body
  • The presence of nitrates in fennel seeds helps maintain cardiovascular health
  • It acts as a cure for cough, bronchitis, diarrhoea, upper respiratory tract infection, menstrual disorders, and constipation
  • Loaded with vitamins, fennel seeds are also beneficial in eye problems
  • It acts as a mouth freshener, while relieves gum disease or toothache
  • Fennel has a cooling effect on the body and comes very handy during summers
  • It contains a high dose of essential oils such as anethole, estragole, and fenchone, much needed by your body

And below the list of Masala Monk products that has fennel seeds in it:

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Have you tried this Desi Sauce? It is giving Ketchup Run for its money

Meethi Amchur ki Chutney by Masala Monk

We Indians are known for the different variants of spices we use in our cuisine and we are proud to introduce these delicious aromas to the world. But the secret of using these spices are still locked safe with our naanis and dadis (grandmothers). No matter how far we travel and how many cuisines we explore, the Indian in us wakes up once in a while to crave for that favourite dish made by our mother or grandmother.

And when that hunger for desi food strikes, it strikes hard to make all your taste buds scream at the same time. Deep-fried samosa, kachori, pakoda, or paanipuri is all you can think of. All it takes for you is to make a quick run to grab your favourite bhajji or just shake up the hidden cook in you and fry some pakodas at home.

But wait. What do you generally pair it with? If your answer is ketchup or any random chutney you come across, then let me remind you about that the chutney which has the right amount of spices, saltiness, sweetness and tanginess in it. If the bells are still not ringing, let me tell you, if you are an Indian, you must have had this chutney at least once in your life and had thought that this is the best match for your deep-fried snacks.

Meethi Amchur ki Chutney or Saunth is what we call it, the authentic recipe of which is still kept in Indian homes and is the best accompaniment for any Indian dish, be it paranthas, dahi ke gulgule, mathis, or fried snacks. With such a versatile flavour, this desi sauce can easily knock all other international sauces out of the park. No other chutney can enhance the flavour of Indian food the way Saunth dose.

Being the most chatpata chutney, Meethi Amchur ki Chutney contains several Indian ingredients, but the primary ingredient is dry ginger powder, also called saunth and that’s how it got the name. Apart from holding the nutritional benefits of dry ginger, Saunth is a condiment which can be stored for a long period.

Meethi Amchur ki Chutney or Saunth is what we call it, the authentic recipe of which is still kept in Indian homes and is the best accompaniment for any Indian dish. Amchoor ki meethi chutney is very popular in North Indian households and you might come across it in street-side chaat and pakoda stalls. If your tongue is rolling already, waiting to make that chatkara sound post the first taste of saunth, here is good news for you. Masala Monk is all set to bring this Indian delicacy to your doorstep with our new Nani Maa’s Meethi Saunth. This authentic Meethi Saunth has been whipped up using a recipe straight from Nani Maa’s kitchen and is a must-have for those who love chatpata Indian snacks.

Meethi Amchur ki Chutney
The right amount of spices, saltiness, sweetness and tanginess to spark any meal

Why is Nani Maa’s Meethi Saunth better than any regular ketchup and sauce?

  • Versatile flavour: Be it paranthas, dahi ke gulgule, mathis, or fried snacks. Saunth has a versatile flavour and this desi sauce can easily knock all other international sauces out of the park. No other chutney can enhance the flavour of Indian food the way Saunth dose.
  • Not only delicious, but also healthy: Being the most chatpata chutney, Meethi Amchur ki Chutney contains several Indian ingredients, but the primary ingredient is dry ginger powder, also called saunth and that’s how it got the name. Apart from holding the nutritional benefits of dry ginger, Saunth is a condiment which can be stored for a long period.
  • Elevate the taste of your healthy diet: After bragging a whole lot about the chemistry between this amchoor ki meethi chutney and fried food, it will be an injustice to not tell you the healthier part about this chutney. For all those who believe in a healthy diet, you can mix this to your fruit bowl to assemble a healthy and tasty chaat. Don’t forget to try this with your good old shakarkandi ka chaat as well.
  • Homemade: Nothing tastes better than the taste of homemade food that are made with love and no preservative. Store-bought ketchup and sauces are generally adulterated, make it rather harmful to consume.
Saunth by Masala Monk
Use it for your fruit chaat or as an accompaniment to your favourite Indian dish

So whatever be your go-to evening snack, paanipuri, aaloo tikki chaat, dahi bhalle, papdi chaat, bhel puri, or fruit salad, relish it like a real Indian and take a generous helping from Naani Maa.

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How does Gulkand help in Pregnancy?

This universe is a magical wonderland of creations, that has carefully curated a balanced ecosystem, to offer everything needed by the dwellers in it. The treasure hunt for the best quality food was started by the human race ever since its origination. Modern science has proved that traditional cooking ingredients were loaded with nutrition and each had its unique benefits to the human body. One such vital ingredient used for flavouring purpose in several dishes globally, especially in South Asia, was gulkand. This sweet preserve of rose petals was even used in many Ayurvedic medicines. Gulkand has numerous health benefits to offer your body, but did you know that this specific product can help pregnant women in various ways?

That’s right, this rosy relish can be your best friend during pregnancy, by not only taking care of some of the vital nutrition needed by your body but also by satisfying your sweet cravings.

Here are seven reasons why you should consume gulkand during pregnancy.

  • Helps relieve constipation: Expecting mothers come across new body issues every day, and the most common problem is of constipation, which can also lead to haemorrhoids or piles. The sugar content in gulkand draws liquid in the intestine, helping fight constipation. It also reduces the swelling of the haemorrhoids by providing mild laxative action, lowering the pressure in the lower section of the large intestine. This allows easier passage of the stools and is highly effective for bleeding piles.
  • Helps cool down your body: Gulkand has cooling properties that can protect us from intense heat, better manage the perspiration system of the body, and keep body odour at bay.
Gulkand
An authentic rose experience
  • A huge source of antioxidant: Due to the presence of a high amount of antioxidant properties in it, gulkand act as a great powerful rejuvenator by inhibiting oxidation and counteracting the stored food products.
  • Natural acidity treatment: Consuming gulkand moderately every day may reduce stomach acidity, stomach heat, stomach ulcers and swollen intestines to improve your appetite and digestive system.
  • Soothes menstrual pain: Gulkand is beneficial for menstrual pain and is also a great energy booster because of the sugar content in it.
  • Acts as a natural purifier: Gulkand has antibacterial and antiviral properties that can remove toxins from the body to purify the blood, which is very important during pregnancy. Moreover, toxin-free blood can give you glowing and acne-free skin. It can boost the gut bacteria and help get rid of acne marks as well.
  • Best natural stress-buster: Pregnant women can experience high anxiety issues and gulkand eliminates stress by providing a calming effect on the nervous system, helping pregnant women get a sound sleep.

So if you are an expecting mother, grab few jars of pure and fresh gulkand for a guilt-free yet nutritional sweet ride. Just mix two teaspoons of Gulabo with milk or water and drink it daily after a couple of hours post-meal twice a day.

Disclaimer: All being said and done, I must also state that diabetic patients must avoid gulkand since it is high in sugar content and it is advisable to consult your doctor before you start consuming gulkand during pregnancy.

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Valentines Special : 5 Gifts for Someone who Loves Good Food

A whole new definition of love in sealed jars of magical sweetness


This Valentine, gift your loved ones and make them feel special by gifting these handcrafted products which are made with premium ingredients and LOVE.

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw.

With love in the air and cupids playing around, we, at Masala Monk, inexorably believe that there’s nothing quite like the goodness of homemade food. The love, the dedication and the honesty that goes into homemade food cannot be replicated. So we bring to you a carefully curated collection of gifts. A collection good to woe your valentine’s and love in style with our ever exotic preserves & spreads with a twist of fruity, citrusy, boozy, salty & chilly flavours. Every jar is made and packed mindfully, fastidiously, with the same care that we give to the food that we cook in our kitchens. You’ve not only received food, but you’ve also received a piece of someone’s heart. Use it well. Bon Appétit!

Masala Monk’s exclusive range of spreads includes Banoffee, Gin Berry, Intensity, Pina Colada, and Sweet Chilli. A range, wide enough to suit every palate! What are you going to choose?

6 Awesome gifts, Ready for Valentines Day!

Valentine Special Spreads

Gin Berry~ Strawberry & Gin Jam

Intensity~ Cholcolate & Rhum

Orange & Whiskey Marmalade

Pinacolada Rum Jamalade

Banoffee

SweetChilli

Pick the best Love for your Loved ones!

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Chocolate is Healthy!

Yes, you read that right. For all you chocolate lovers, here is good news, several kinds of research have proved that chocolate consumption in moderation is beneficial for your health. But that does not mean that you have been fooled all your childhood with the information that chocolate can cause acne, obesity, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and diabetes. Just that nobody told you, only dark is good for health and you can never replace it with any other variant.

Did you know, Theobroma Cacao, the Latin name for chocolate, means ‘Food of the Gods’? A small amount of high-quality dark chocolate with at least 70 per cent of cocoa can actually be called that. Apart from the heavenly taste, chocolate is packed with nutrition, much needed by the human body.

The right dose of dark chocolate can improve memory, reasoning, and attention as it has cocoa flavanols, unlike milk chocolate. It can also help protect against mood disorders and is considered to be one of the best sources of antioxidants due to the presence of polyphenols, flavanols and catechins. Dark chocolate can also lower the risk of heart disease as the flavanols in dark chocolate can stimulate the endothelium to produce nitric oxide. And for those who really care about fitness, and had been avoiding chocolate, this is for you… dark chocolate boosts oxygen availability during fitness training, enhancing the release of nitric oxide in the body. Moreover, it contains the right amount of stimulants like caffeine and theobromine to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.

Oh! It is good for your skin as well. The bioactive compounds in dark chocolate increase skin density and hydration protects against sun damage and improves blood flow to the skin. And cacao can enhance mitochondrial biogenesis in the human body that works an anti-ageing element.

So next time someone warns you against acne problem due to chocolate, you can hand them a bar of dark chocolate. Also, dark chocolate has fat, but the fats are mostly saturated and monounsaturated, with small amounts of polyunsaturated fat. So the consumption of dark chocolate in moderation is no reason for obesity. It has many more benefits such as the reduction in appetite for a healthy diet, reduction in complications during pregnancy, and reduction of damaged cells as well to protect against cancer.

5 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

  • Improves memory, reasoning, and attention capability
  • Protects against mood disorders
  • Lowers the risk of heart disease, improve blood flow, and maintain blood pressure
  • Boosts oxygen availability during fitness training
  • Protects against sun damage, improves blood flow to the skin, and acts as an anti-ageing element

Drooling already thinking of chocolate? Now that you know the benefits of dark chocolate, take a guilt-free trip across our range of chocolaty products and pick your favorite.