Spice Kitchen Review
There is a very sweet and tasty business called Spice Kitchen which has opened from a family kitchen in Birmingham. The company is run by mother and son Shashi & Sanjay Aggarwal. Shashi was born in Kenya, grew up in India and has lived in the UK for over 30 years. She has a huge knowledge and understanding of spices and her spices mixes help us spice challenged cooks create some interesting and exciting food.
The family team source the freshest spices from around the world, handblend, roast and grind them and pack them carefully. There is a huge range available and . They also have a very cute range of wedding favours. Unusual and useful. Very sweet for a foodie wedding.
I was sent a fabulous range of 8 spice blends to try with my cooking. www.spicekitchenuk.com/8-spice-blends
Garam Masala (Indian / Pakistan), Sri Lankan Curry Powder, Panch Phoron (Bengal), Mexican Spice Blend, Jerk Spice Blend (Jamaica), Chinese Spice Blend, Ras El Hanout (North Africa / Morocco) Baharat (Middle East). Having used the spices in a range of dishes they are pungent in smell and taste. They taste incredibly fresh compared to supermarket spices you can buy. The spices are a wonderful addition to the spice cupboard and the range of them means they can be used in so many different ways and not just with curries and Indian food.
There are some really lovely recipes on their website and if you want some inspiration on how to use the spices it’s a good start. The Mexican spices were a great starting point when using them. I used half the bag (2 teaspoons) of the spice and rubbed into the chicken with a little oil and left it for a few hours to marinade. I cooked it on a medium heat and used it for quesadillas. The spice was interesting and strong enough to be really enjoyable and worked with the vegetables I cooked it with very well.
Next up I am trying the Sri Lankan Curry Powder. It smells amazing.
If you love spice check out Spice Kitchen UK.