The history of Indian Spices is more than 7000 years old and I must add that the fame of Indian spices is older than the recorded history. India is a nation with many cultures and food styles.
India has been always known as “THE HOME OF SPICES’ in this world. As we know, no other country comes closer to India in producing major varieties of spices. Many varieties are consumed within India for flavoring, preserving the food and also these spices are valued for its medicinal values, making essentials oils and lastly perfumes.
The quest for nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, pepper and other spices left to European colonization by the British Empire that spanned the globe and then Columbus’s journey to the New World.
The spice blends Meena create are very unique. They are based on traditional Indian spice blends but she has spent years modifying them to her taste. Her spice blends are very well balanced, complex and full of exciting flavors. She also is very demanding on the quality of her spices. They are all freshly processed from whole spices before blending. That is the reason that her spice blends stand out from others. They are far superior than most of the products on the market. All the blends are pure spices, with no salt, sugar or other additives. I have enjoyed Meena's spices for over 20 years and have always loved the food prepared using these spices! - Mimi Chan
‘Curry” or “Curries”, has literally no meaning in Indian culinary terms despite the fact cuisine of India today as we see growing popularity in the West. There is actually no “Curry Powder’ in India. Instead we use various herbs and spices (we blend our own, freshly ground as required) for their unique combinations and flavoring which is an integral part of all curries and all depends which particular dish is being prepared.
The spices are gradually becoming a part of the many cuisines. Spicy aroma of flavors is the heart of Indian food. Indian exotic warmth and pungency depends on the spice blends.
In India, the attention cooks devote to their dishes has become a characteristic of the Indian Cuisine. There must be few other countries in which the cuisine is such an essential and integral part of the culture, traditions, and heritage chefs enjoy a particular respect in India, even ordinary housewives take much pride in their cooking and the dishes they serve every day.
Even the most humble dish is created with love and is served with pride. Countless Indian dishes have become familiar household names and entered into the vocabulary of the other languages. Now we are discovering that many of the traditional spices, and condiments, such as turmeric, have medicinal values.
For all most close to 10 years experimenting with spices and passionate about cooking lead me to develop my signature blends known as “Saffron Cuisine & Spices”. My personal spice blends have consistently received rave reviews and they offer a rich spectrum of flavors that will charm even the most discerning taste buds. As with all my products, my herbs and spices are always packaged fresh. You can read descriptions of my own spices and blends below.