Category Archives: Ingredients – Pantry

Ground Cumin Powder

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Indian food uses plenty of ground cumin and cumin seeds too in their lentil and meat dishes. It is cheaper to buy from a Indian grocery store than Western supermarkets. View more

Ground White Pepper

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This ground white pepper is most popular used in Chinese cooking. Not many other food cuisine use this pepper. The fragrant is soooooooo different from ground black pepper. View more

Ground Nutmeg

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In most Asian cuisine, nutmeg is not so popular in the kitchen except a small dozen of dishes. In the Western cuisine this spice is more often called for in baking. View more

Garlic Powder

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When you run out of fresh garlic, this garlic powder comes very handy and useful. It taste and smell the same except the fresh one when fried View more

No MSG Chicken Seasoning

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While browsing through the aisle in the supermarket looking for chicken broth and I found this bouillon & seasoning a great substitute View more

Dried Shitake Mushrooms

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It is commonly used in Chinese and Japanese Cuisines. There are many grades and quality of shitake mushrooms. View more

Rajmah (Red Kidney Beans) Masala

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If you love eating Indian food you should have this premixed masala in your food pantry so that you can try to cook them your favorite View more

Dal Makhani Masala

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This is also another good premixed masala to keep in the house. It is good for cooking Black Lentil urry. The downside of this dish is that black Lentil (Dhal) take a long time to cook them but the end result is good.

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Chana (Chickpeas) Masala

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If you love chickpea Indian curry, you should have a packet of this premixed masala in your pantry. As I had mentioned that it is cheaper for you cook at home than going to the restaurant.

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Ready-made Garam Masala Paste

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This is one of my favorite spice in my Indian cooking. I used this almost in all my dishes but of course sometime I have to cook it from scratch. View more