Spice Up the Holidays with These Unique Gifts!

I have some special gifts to give away this holiday season! Buy a 7-bottle set of my spices (with or without my cookbook Turmeric & Spice and receive a beautiful Murano glass wine stopper in a decorative box. The decorative box was handmade in India and is perfect to use as a jewelry box.
 
To receive the wine stopper in a decorative box, just go to my website
and purchase one of my seven-bottle sets:

 
*Turmeric & Spice Gift Set with Gift Bag (Turmeric & Spice cookbook, 7 spices, and gift bag) 
 
*Turmeric & Spice Gift Set (Turmeric & Spice cookbook and 7 spices)
 
*Indian Spice Gift Set with Gift Bag (7 spices and gift bag)
 
*Indian Spice Collection Set (7 spices)
 
The two Turmeric & Spice gift sets include my cookbook, Turmeric & Spice. It’s time to spice up your life and harness the natural energy of whole foods with my delicious recipes. Start your journey through the pages of my cookbook and find authentic Indian recipes with a farm-to-table approach, Indian cooking made simple with step-by-step methods, and ancient wisdom for the modern table.

The seven spices included in the sets are:

Aromatic Chai
Key Ingredients: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Black Pepper, Cloves, Nutmeg, Saffron, Mace.
 
This chai blend has authentic Indian chai masala flavor as served in Mumbai! Cardamom is a flavorful grounding spice, and saffron, the most valuable spice in the world, gives the blend outstanding color, aroma, and health benefits. Nutmeg, mace, and cinnamon add a sweet, fragrant edge.
 
Use Bina’s Aromatic Chai in many dishes: Sprinkle on roasted bananas and peaches and serve with vanilla ice cream Add a teaspoon to coffee when brewing Use when making French toast, muffins, and casseroles Sprinkle on hot chocolate, eggnog, and milk shakes Deepen tomato-based stews and sauces  Make traditional authentic Indian Masala Chai tea  

Bombay Masala
Key Ingredients: Paprika, Chili Pepper, Coriander, Amchur (Mango), Black Salt, Himalayan Salt, Cumin, Ginger, Black Pepper, Ajwain (Carom), Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Allspice, Mace, Nutmeg.
 
This zesty and spicy mix has leading flavors of warming paprika, chili, and tart citrus-like mango powder that meet with coriander, ginger, and yet more spices to round out this unique blend. The blend is not very spicy; instead, it has a modest kick and great depth of flavor, in addition to health nourishing benefits.
 
Use Bombay Masala in many dishes: Use when roasting sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, okra, and other vegetables Mix in Bombay Masala when preparing chicken salad and egg salad for sandwiches Mix with oil to make a spice rub, great for chicken Sprinkle on breakfast eggs and potatoes Add to corn on the cob, along with a bit of butter (and salt, if you wish)  Top fresh avocados with Bombay Masala, a dash of lime juice and salt for a healthy snack  

Feisty Tiger
Key Ingredients: Cumin, fennel, fenugreek (methi), mustard, onion seeds (kalonji/nigella).
 
Based on panch phoron, or Indian Five Spice blend, an essential spice combination in the Bengali region of India, this blend has a strong, earthy aroma, and a pungent, nutty flavor with a slight bitterness that enhances the flavor of any dish and aids in digestion.
 
Use Feisty Tiger Spice Mix in many dishes: Add to stir-fried or roasted veggies or your favorite meatloaf or pot roast recipe Make a dry or wet rub for beef, lamb, chicken, or fish Marinate shellfish or any meats  Sprinkle on stews, soups, potatoes, eggs, and savory salads Mix into plain yogurt to make a delicious dip for a raw veggie tray
 
Garam Masala
Key Ingredients: Coriander, Cumin, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, Allspice, Mace, Nutmeg.
 
This blend radiates a robust grounding warmth that adds depth to traditional Indian cuisine, as well as to grilled meats. This blend will ignite your digestive fire! Loaded with antioxidants, it is also a traditional remedy for easing stomach irritations. Great for meats and all foods that can be challenging to digest.
 
Use Garam Masala in many dishes: Mix with oil to make a spice rub for meat or make a marinade Use in traditional Indian cuisine, biryani, lentils and curry dishes Combine with yogurt or sour cream to make a dip It’s also great for grilled meats, seafood, chicken Try it in apple butter or zucchini bread
 
Maharani Masala
Key Ingredients: Fennel, Coriander, Amchur (Mango), Black Salt, Turmeric, Chili Pepper, Ginger, Ajwain (Carom), Curry Leaf.
 
Rooted in Bina’s Gujarati heritage, this exceptional blend contains spices that are powerful digestive helpers, detoxifiers, and strengtheners. With fennel, ginger, mango and coriander, Maharani Masala offers a fragrant enhancement to everyday food.
 
Use Maharani Masala in many dishes: Add to cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, okra, and other vegetables with a bit of oil, then roast or saute the veggies! Stir a spoonful or two into pasta sauce Sprinkle on pineapple rings and grill them for a side dish Add to chicken broth, vegetable soups, and other rich soups such as split pea soup Use to enliven flavor in lentils and rice dishes  

Roasted Cumin
Key Ingredients: Cumin.
 
Cumin is very popular in world cuisines, from India to the Middle East, North Africa and Mexico, and for good reason! This pungent spice delivers an earthy, smoky impact that works on its own and in combination with other spices. Our cumin is hand-roasted to ensure the complex aroma and flavor truly come alive!
 
Use Roasted Cumin in many dishes: Mix with oil to make a spice rub for lamb Add to lentils, chilies and curry dishes Combine with yogurt or sour cream, then add some chopped cucumber for a refreshing salad

Tikka Masala
Key Ingredients: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cilantro, Coriander, Cumin, Kashmir Chili Powder, Kasoori Methi Powder, Mint, Paprika, Saffron.

Of all the Indian culinary creations, this is the one that has gained popularity all over the world. The addition of saffron adds a unique twist to this blend. With this “magical” spice mix, you can transform your meals from bland to magnificent!
 
Use Tikka Masala in many dishes: Make a basic sauce for butter chicken, seafood, vegetables, paneer, or any other favorite ingredients Make a marinade or dry rub with Tikka Masala, oil, and lemon for your favorite grilled or baked meats and vegetables Enhance lentil dishes to make them more flavorful Sprinkle on stir-fry vegetables and make an Indian burrito, which we call kathi rolls