Indian Spice Box - Masala Dabba

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Lets say, I am not in the greatest of moods to write out a recipe at the moment. I have something else for you. I was quite restless yesterday, So I was playing around with my camera & suddenly my Masala Dabba caught my fancy. A few clicks later, I already felt better. See what photography can do to you :)

Masala Dabba 2

The Masala Dabba that you see here should be more than 40 yrs old. My MIL has been using it since, I don't know when. And, I just love to treasure such things.

What goes into a Masala Dabba would depend on which part of India one comes , I have the usual ingredients needed for tempering any South Indian dish. Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, Urad Dal, Chana Dal & Red chilli powder. All the other additional spices are there in the rack.

Masala Dabba

If you can see the background, there is 'Simply South' by Chandra Padmanabhan. Its been more than a year since I bought this one, But I haven't tried a single recipe. In case any of you have tried any recipes from it, any recommendations?? I shall be glad to give it a try.

See you soon with a recipe :)

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