Our love for masala spans beyond just food and gossip. So much that someday, one fine person thought of beverages like masala chai, haldi doodh, and moru. Can't locate this genius, to show them our appreciation but we can deffo thank Barni Foods.
This homegrown brand handcrafts Ms Shalini's family recipes (her grandma was quite the masala queen) of beverage masala mixes for us to enjoy and go (commercial-like) -- "Wah! Barni!" after each sip. These are all locally sourced ingredients, so the quality too, is what you would find at home.
On days when the heat gets to you (both temperature and daily-pressure wise), we say whip up a natural cool drink with Barni's Nimbu Paani Masala, Pudina Lassi Masala or Tadka Chaach Masala. We're going the chaach aka moru route, it has curry leaves and mustard seeds, yum.
More of a kadak chai person, no worries! Barni's Kadak Chai Masala has been loved for generations. Can't divulge all the ingredients, but we hear it has fennel seeds and star anise. If haldi doodh is a nighttime ritual, get the Healthy Haldi Masala that promises to boost immunity.
These mixes come in glass jars of 20gm or 50gm, with prices starting as low as INR 39. There's a sampler pack with all the mixes for INR 300 too.