Our Legacy of Turmeric Cultivation
Our family legacy includes inventing a proprietary milling process for fresh, pure organic turmeric. Indian turmeric is considered to be be the best in the world.
Turmeric is the rhizome of the Curcuma longa plant, which belongs to the ginger family. Native to tropical South Asia, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and even as a component in religious ceremonies for thousands of years.
Also known as “Indian Saffron”, turmeric gives curry its bright yellow color. Today turmeric is being studied for the beneficial compounds it contains, called curcuminoids. The most promising is believed to be curcumin, which gives turmeric its yellow color. The subject of thousands of studies, curcumin has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and shows promise in combatting Alzheimer’s and other diseases, including cancer.
Indian Spices – a Win-Win for Health & Flavor!
Indian spices are rich in minerals and dietary polyphenols and flavonoids, compounds with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. History has shown cultures that eat Indian spices have a lower incidence of heart attack and stroke.
Indian spices are a win-win –a delicious way to add beneficial nutrients to your diet, help maintain a healthy weight and more! Our Masalas, or spice blends, feature the freshest whole ground Indian spices, and spices that we traditionally “dry-fry” before grinding to greatly enhance flavor.
Meet our 8 favorite “kitchen essentials” to create Indianlife cuisine at home:
Ground Turmeric Turmeric adds rich golden color, aroma and fresh flavor. Turmeric is extensively used in Ayurveda to aid digestion, as a tonic, anti-inflammatory and blood purifier.
Indianlife Garam Masala is a “hot or warm” spice common in northern India. It’s traditionally used in the early stages of cooking or sprinkled over dishes just before serving.
Indianlife Tikka Masala is our version of the blend used in one of the world’s most famous Indian recipes: Chicken Tikka Masala. Popular in Southern India, Tikka Masala is equally delicious in vegan creations and creates an irresistible creamy sauce.
Indianlife Tandoori Masala is the signature spice blend used with a traditional clay tandoor oven. In this dish, vegetables and/or meat is covered with a mixture of plain yogurt and tandoori masala. This is then roasted in the tandoor oven at very high heat.
Indianlife Chai Masala is traditionally used to prepare Indian chai, a blend of spices simmered with black tea and milk into a satisfying and healthy hot drink. It’s customary in India to welcome guests with a fresh cup of chai.
Indianlife Curry Powder is popular in many West and South Indian dishes. Like all spice blends, curries vary from family to family and region to region. Just a pinch adds curry flavor to any dish. Use it in curries, or to perk up soups and salads.
Cumin is one of the world’s most widely used spices. Cumin has a distinct flavor and slightly bitter taste. Cumin is also widely used in the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda.
Red Chili Powder Red Chili adds depth of flavor and heat to food. A versatile “must have” in any kitchen.