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Turn Up the Heat this Summer with Spice Blends That Deliver Exceptional Flavor Without the Fuss

Looking to curry favor with your neighbors? Want something hot and spicy to match those warm summer evenings? Belle Donne Spices is coming in hot with the perfect selection of spice blends that will make your summer one to remember with memorable dishes that have just the right amount of zing. Eastern curries are not just for winter; they work for an alfresco evening on the terrace or a quick and easy weekday meal.

Let’s learn a bit more about our top spice blends, how they’re made and where (and when) to use them:

Garam Masala Spice Blend

Garam masala is a versatile Indian spice blend that can be used in lentil dishes, soups and curries. It’s made from peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mace, cardamom pods and cinnamon that are roasted and then ground into a powder.

Masala Tandoori Spice Blend

Whether you’re cooking butter chicken, tandoori chicken or chicken tikka masala, Masala Tandoori Spice Blend is an essential ingredient. It also goes well with vegetables, and can be used as a rub for grilled meat or to make a curry. It’s made with ginger, cloves, nutmeg, coriander seeds, fenugreek, cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom and garlic.

Curry Powder

Curry powder is a versatile spice blend that can be used to make just about any savory dish pop, including curries, roast vegetables, grilled pork and chicken; it can even be added to a tomato sauce for pasta. The mix is made with cumin, ginger, turmeric, coriander seeds and chili peppers.

Get All the Flavor from Your Spice Blend

Tips for a curry that ticks all the boxes:

  • More isn’t always better; you can always add in extra but stick to the quantities in the recipe if you’re making it for the first time.
  • The spice blend can be mixed with yogurt or coconut cream before adding it to the pan to bring out the best taste.
  • Add your spices early in the cooking process to allow time for the flavors to develop fully.
  • Always make extra because curry tastes better the next day!

Whether you opt for Tandoori chicken, a fish curry, grilled meat on the barbeque, or an interesting side dish of roast vegetables, these three spice blends are guaranteed to deliver flavor and that little extra something so dining this summer need never be boring!

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