“The people who give you their food give you their heart.” – Cesar Chavez
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. All the jars in this sampler box are homemade – with love, with the finest ingredients, and with honesty. You’ve not only received food, you’ve received a piece of someone’s heart. Use it well. Bon Appétit!
This is a sampler box, which contains 4 X 20 gm packs of jars which are otherwise available in larger sizes on our store. They are perfect for gifting or giving you a taste of different products, allowing you to order your favorite in larger quantity.
Artisnal Masala Sampler Box
RAITA, a yogurt (curd) based condiment made with either raw or cooked vegetables or even boondi (made with fried droplets of chickpea flour or besan), seasonal fruits are also popularly used. It is found in almost every household, be it in North India, South India, Eastern India or Western India. In our house hold, it is served every day in lunch and sometimes even dinner, ever since I can remember. I have and still love eating different types of raitas, be it boondi, cucumber, bottle gourd, mix vegetable, pineapple and even plain curd, which is topped with this homemade raita masala. You can also just add it to plain curd or Yoghurt and add a delicious & healthy dip or sauce to be eaten with Chips, Nachos and even Tandoori or Grilled snacks like Chicken Tikka or Seekh Kebab.
Mint, black salt, black pepper, red chilli powder, fenugreek leaves, curry leaves, cumin and asafoetida.
Serving Size: 5 g
Approximate values per 5 g
Energy (kcal): 5.9
Protein (g): 0.3
Carbohydrates (g): 0.8
Sugar (g): 0.0
Total Fat (g): 0.3
Punjabi Tari Masala:
Preparing a delicious tari involves grinding and blending of several spices, which can be time consuming. But with this Punjabi Tari Masala, you can whip up a delicious dish in no time.
“Tari” is the gravy part of the Indian curries (especially North Indian). With this masala, you don’t need any other spice, not even salt. Just “bhunofy” your ginger-garlic-onions-tomatoes-green chillies with this masala and you have whipped up the most flavourful tari you will ever have. Use it generously (1-2 tbsp) in aalu matar, gatte ki sabzi, ghar wali chicken or mutton curry and even ghia, tori or in any other boring vegetables and turn them into flavour-bombs 😛
Note: Salt and red chillies have been kept at a moderate level, add more according to your taste.
Use in any boring vegetables and turn them into flavour-bombs.
Coriander, black cardamom, green cardamom, clove, cumin, nutmeg, mace, star anise, asafoetida, black pepper, cinnamon, bay leaf, fennel seeds, Dyer’s Alkanet (ratanjot), black stone flower, white sesame seeds, paprika, red chillies, turmeric, rock salt, black salt.
Approx. values per 20g
Energy (kcal): 4.8
Protein (g): 1.5
Carbohydrates (g): 5.8
Sugar (g): 0.5
Fat (g): 2.1
Turn your ‘oh so boring vegetables’ into a surprisingly delicious spread by stuffing this Bharwa Masala before frying. Karele, baingan, bhindi, tori, tinde… these are the vegetables that comes to my mind when I think of bharwa sabzi and most of us I am sure do not like to eat these vegetables otherwise. But when a generous stuffing of bharwa masala is put inside these vegetables and then cooked, these oh so boring vegetables turn out to be surprisingly delicious. Handpicked whole spices which are roasted and ground at home to the perfect consistency (read not completely powdered) to extract the best flavours and textures out of them.
Fennel seeds, salt, red chilies, turmeric, coriander, fenugreek, yellow mustard, dry mango, cumin, black salt, nigella seeds, asafoetida and sugar
Approximate values per 20 g
Energy (kcal): 52.7
Protein (g): 2.6
Carbohydrates (g): 8.2
Sugar (g): 1.0
Total Fat (g): 2.0
Butter Chicken Masala:
Butter chicken is one of the most popular and ordered dishes in restaurants. The aromatic golden brown and sometimes charred pieces of chicken pair so well with incredibly creamy gravy. Butter chicken is one of those dishes which is very difficult to get it right at home. The subtle notes of nutmeg, mace and pepper, the aroma of green cardamom and cinnamon, and the smokiness of Kashmiri chillies, can make a lot of difference in your butter chicken. Well, you don’t have to beat your head anymore to get the right spices to make this uber delicious dish at home since we have developed a perfect blend of spices for you.
A 100% natural and homemade butter chicken gravy
All the spices which go in this flavourful blend, are handpicked, dry-roasted separately just enough so that the essential oils can play their role and then ground to perfection. This blend is 100% natural, free of any preservatives and colour enhancers.
Directions to use: For 750-800 g chicken, make a regular butter chicken gravy by frying some garlic, ginger, green chillies, onions and tomatoes, add 1.5-2 tbsp of this spice blend and cook for some time until oil separates. Add cooked chicken and finish the gravy with cream and enjoy yourself a flavourful, super delicious homemade butter chicken.
Processed in the same facility where nuts are also processed.
Salt and red chillies have been kept at a moderate level, add more according to your taste.
Coriander seeds, red chillies, cumin, black pepper, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, mace, clove, green cardamom, fenugreek leaves, sugar, turmeric, gram flour, rock salt.
Raita Masala, Chaas Masala, Bharwa Masala and Mukhwas Shipping:
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
We have a processing time of 7 to 14 days on all our products, however, it may take 3-4 weeks for final delivery depending on your location and pin code.