#queen14, the ultimate biryani masala mix made of 14 beautiful ingredients. Includes: 2oz jar of biryani masala, spice sooon and recipe for the perfect biryani rice. For a unique gift set, check out our best selling gift sets with rice. Biryani rice has roots dating back to the Moghuls in India, with Nani's blend including: Dried Red Chillies: Popular in sichuan cooking, dried red chillies puts paprika to shame, with a more concentrated spice relative to fresh chillies. Green Cardamom: Also known as 'true cardamom", these pods bring an elegant & aromatic layer to dishes. Cinnamon sticks: Historically a luxury in cooking, it's sweet complex flavor has become a staple in middle eastern and south-east asian dishes. Cloves: One of the earlier spice trades in China, cloves were used to freshen breath and later used in a variety of asian dishes with a sweet, astringent flavor. Coriander seeds: One of the world's oldest spices, coriander brings a citrusy, earthy note to dishes and is one of the last spices added to preserve it's flavor. Black peppercorns: Always ground fresh to enhance its fiery flavor and bring out other spices properties. Fennel sees: A staple in aryuvedic medecine, fennel has a liqorice-like taste with a sweetness that pairs beautifully in savory dishes. Cumin seeds: With evidence of excavations dating back to the second millenium BC, cumin is a historic centerpeice of curry. When toasted, it adds a nutty aromatic flavor. Bay leaf: Native to the Mediterranean, bay leaves have been associated with Apollo, the patron god of music & poetry; and give a subtle hint of pepper and pine, llightening up dishes it is added into. Nutmeg: Henry IV was reported to have had the streets of Rome fumigated with nutmegs before his coronation. It's warm, slightly sweet taste is a heavenly complement to the many spices in biryani. Turmeric: Known as the golden spice, turmeric has long been known to have anti-inflammatory and medicinal properties and is one of the staples of Asian cooking. Ginger: First appearing in China, then spreading to India and the 'Spice Islands', the ginger root has a rich history as a tonic to heal ailments; with an earth/citrusy kick. Red chilli powder: A perfect blend of dried red chillies Garlic powder: With it's first references 8,000 years ago, garlic has been used in cooking and medicinal properties with a pungent, spicy flavor that sweetens during cooking, Carefully sourced, each ingredient is hand-roasted & ground for the freshest taste. Nani aims to make it easy for people to recreate her classics at home.
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