Here are some recommended recipes that use our spices.
Let us know what recipes you come up with!
CHAI TEA MASALA
Tea Masala is a famous traditional drink in Nepal and other parts of southern Asia and is often referred to as Chai tea. Traditional Tea Masala consists of a mix of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and bay leaves steeped with milk, water, sugar, and black tea leaves. Often times, cloves and black pepper are also included in the mix.
Our Himalayan Tea Masala spice blend is sourced from the foothills of Himalayan Nepal and provides a convenient pre-mixed blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and bayleaf that can be used in your favorite recipe.
Serving size – 1
Milk (any kind) – ½ cup
Water – ½ cup
Himalayan Tea Masala blend – 1 tsp
Sugar (or other sweetener) – 1 tsp (more or less depending on preference of sweetness)
Black pepper – a few cracks (optional for added spice)
Black tea – 1 tsp of loose tea, or 1 tea bag if you don’t have loose tea
Directions: Heat water and milk in a saucepan. Add sugar, Tea Masala blend, and black pepper (optional) and stir well until the mixture comes to a boil. Add the black tea, turn the heat down and let simmer for 3-4 minutes. Use a strainer to pour the tea into a cup (unless using a tea bag).
TURMERIC CAULIFLOWER SOUP
This creamy turmeric soup is anti-inflammatory, healing for the gut and so delicious. Can be made vegan or non-vegan, and packed with protein!
Cauliflower - 1 head, chopped
Onion - 1, chopped
Himalayan Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
Himalayan Garlic Powder - 2 tsp
Himalayan Turmeric Powder - 2 tsp
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Chickpeas - 1 can , rinsed
Vegetable broth - 2 cups
Unsweetened almond milk (or dairy milk if non-vegan) - 2.5 cups
Black pepper, sea salt, dill, cilantro for taste - optional
1. Preheat oven to 425°F
2. Add cauliflower and onion to mixing bowl. Add olive oil and spices, and mix. Transfer to sheet pan and roast for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
3. Once roasted, transfer to saucepan. Add chickpeas, broth, and 2 cups milk, and stir. Bring to boil, and reduce to simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Remove from heat, blend using immersion blender or standard blender, to desired consistency. Stir in remaining milk.
5. Serve immediately and top with desires garnishes
CHILI and GARLIC POWDER HOT SAUCE
Did you know you can make your own hot sauce with chili powder and garlic powder?! Here is a recipe using our Himalayan spices that is quick, easy, and only requires 5 ingredients.
Water - 10 tsp
White vinegar - 10 tsp
Himalayan Chili Powder - 3-5 tsp
Himalayan Garlic Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Mix all ingredients in an empty jar that can be resealed for refrigeration. Add more of less of the Himalayan Chili Powder to suit your taste buds. Enjoy with your favorite dish!
Three Bean Vegetarian Chili
This vegetarian chili is a healthy and delicious meal that is easy to prepare and can also be frozen to save for later. The protein from the beans and Vitamin C from the chili powder make for a very satisfying and immune-boosting meal.
1 Tbs olive oil or 1/4 water (for water saute)
1 large onion, diced
3 large carrots
1 cup chopped spinach (optional)
3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
2 jalapenos seeds removed and diced (a few seeds ok for extra heat)
3 Tbs Himalayan Chili Powder
1 tsp Himalayan Turmeric Powder (optional)
15 oz ( 1 can or soaked) black beans, drained and rinsed
15 oz ( 1 can or soaked) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
15 oz ( 1 can or soaked) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
28 oz (canned or prepared) diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth,+ more if needed
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large pot on the stove top add olive oil over medium heat; saute carrots and onion for 7 minutes, or until they start to soften. Add the garlic, jalapeño, and chili powder, cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant. Add the beans, tomatoes, spinach, and liquids, bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15–20 minutes stirring occasionally. Add more water as needed. Taste for flavor, season with salt and pepper, and add anything else you feel it needs.
Garnish with cheese, cilantro, green onions, or whatever your choosing and serve! Also great served with cornbread.