You’ve heard of cold-processed soaps and juices. Now get ready for cold ground spices by Kiaan. Armed with the knowledge that heat (produced during the grinding and processing of spices) destroys the essential oils and micronutrients that spices contain (yes, spices do enhance more than just the flavour of our food it would seem), this online brand relies on methods rooted in antiquity to give us spices that have not been compromised.
All the raw materials are organic, sourced seasonally and are washed and sun-dried to ensure minimum damage. The technology used to grind them replicates hand pounding, but with stainless steel (to avoid hard metal particles from contaminating the finished products). Essential oils and nutrients are also preserved, as they haven’t been destroyed by heat. With no additional preservatives, Kiaan offers spices and condiments whose shelf life is slightly lower than the commercially available ones, but considering we use them every day, it shouldn’t be a problem.
Pick up turmeric, chilli (INR 80 for 100 grams) cardamom, nutmeg (INR 150, and 100 for 25 grams) coriander (INR 90 for 100 grams) pepper (INR 150), cumin (INR 80), and other essentials all in powder form. Apart from standalone spices, Kiaan also makes Idli podi (INR 150), Sambar masala (INR 120) garam masala (INR 150), jaljeera powder (INR 70), and certain superfood additives like flax seeds and asafoetida (hing). Contact them via social media to place an order.