When I went for my exchange semester to Canada, my mother insisted I take a Masala Dabba with me. I scoffed at her then but when I was in my flat alone in Toroto, that box became my lifeline. It helped me recreate familiar flavours and when I missed mum too much I'd open the glass lid and simply inhale the aroma of home.
A well-stocked masala dabba is the foundation to all Indian home cooking.
Depending on the part of India you live in, the seven steel bowls would be filled with the core spices you use the most.
In the north this may be Star Anise, Cumin, Fenugreek Leaves while in the south it may be Fennel Seeds, Green Cardamom and Urad Dal. The Gujarati's like to stock theirs with Mustard Seeds and Asofoetida while if you're Parsi like me then your box will have some Dhansak masala and a blend of Coriander-Cumin seeds.
Customise your Dolly Mumma Masala Dabba with your favourite spices!
Your Masala Dabba is a reflection of the food you love to cook the most and the flavours that light up your soul. You can choose to fill yours with whole spices, spice blends or a combination of both.
The dabba itself is made out of brushed stainless steel and comes with seven (7) compartments to hold a variety of spices. The stainless steel makes the box easy to maintain and the glass lid seals tight all the aromas.
This box is a great gift for that special someone in your life that loves cooking.
Customise your dabba to include any seven (7) items of 50gm each unless stated otherwise. Please include the seven items you would like in the 'special instructions' box at checkout.