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 Toronto, 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.
- Turmeric powder
- Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
- Garam Masala
- Coriander-Cumin powder
- Fennel seeds
- Cumin seeds
- Fenugreek leaves (15 gm)
- Cloves (30 gm)
- Black Mustard seeds (30 gm)
- Black Cardamom (30 gm)
- Star Anise (30 gm)
- Dhansak Masala
- Nigella seeds
Masala Dabba sits on my kitchen bench, next to my induction cooktop. I now have easy access to essential spices just by opening the glass lid and voila, they are all there, presenting their beautiful self to me. I love how the hardware is of good quality, the glass lid is a brilliant idea. Thanks for making quality items available to us.
I ordered the spiced ghee and a masala dabba. Great service, arrived super quick. The spiced ghee is AMAZING and delicious and I use it for basically everything instead of boring oil. The masala dabba is high quality. Love it!
Beautiful, fragrant spices, quality products and amazing customer service. Thank you!
I would have given a five-star rating but I removed a star because of the amount of plastic packaging and parcel tape used to wrap my order. Please consider using paper/card packing materials where possible and use a lot less parcel tape.
Supercool, if I had more bench space I would have 2...maybe I'll make room!
I love just making it up as I go...so far a great dahla and 3 curries. Thanks heaps!
All my friends are envious - and Australian online contacts are scouring Indian shops there to get these as Christmas gifts!
Gorgeous to look at with the spices all on display, simple to use when you do that 'fry off for just 10 seconds' recipe - and will last for ever! - I immediately had mine engraved with my name... Spice selections great too... the Dhansak Masala is wonderful... also love the cumin-coriander grind, slightly coarse like a hand-mix in a mortar and pestle. Absolutely recommend this! I already know I can't cook now without it!