From the curry powder to the mango chutney dip, this box contains popular spices and condiments commonly used in cuisine from our East Indian heritiage.
What is it?: A fried split pea dough. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Enjoyed throughout the Caribbean, especially in Trinidad and Guyana.
Suggested Uses: Typically served as a snack or appetizer.
Helpful Tip: Eat while hot and pair with the mango chutney dip for a winning combination!
Mango Chutney Dip
What is it?: It is a chutney made with grated mangoes, spices, garlic, and hot pepper.
Suggested Uses: Add to food for enhanced spicy flavor or use as a complement to any dish.
Helpful Tip: Goes well with curry dishes and pholourie.
Ground Roasted Geera
What is it?: Ground cumin.
Suggested Uses: Typically used to enhance the flavour of curry dishes.
Helpful Tip: Try with either chicken or pork. Geera chicken and geera pork are popular in Trinbago dishes.
Suggested Uses: Curried chicken, Curried beef, Curried shrimp, Potato (Aloo), Chick peas (Channa), Vegetables.
Helpful Tip: Be sure to cook your curry thoroughly (fully parch) before adding the meat or vegetables.
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What is it?: It is a marinade made of a blend of various herbs including chives (green onions), thyme, shadon beni (culantro) and garlic. It is typically used for poultry, meat and seafood.
Suggested Uses: All poultry, meat or seafood.
Helpful Tip: Marinate 24 hrs prior to cooking for enhanced flavour.
Chunky Red Pepper Sauce
What is it?: It is a blend of hot peppers, herbs, vegetables and / or fruit, pickled in vinegar.
Suggested Uses: It is typically used as a condiment for any dish, much like ketchup.
Helpful Tip: It can also be used to spice up your cooking.