Indian masalas are at the crux of every Indian household and the central pillar of all our cooking. We cannot, in fact we do not leave our homes for travels far and wide without our precious Masala box or Masale ka Dabba.
And each year during summertime diligently, we gather fresh ingredients to dry on our terraces or courtyards or tiny balconies, with women busily searching the marketplaces or even making special trips to their villages to find the best quality whole spic; sun drying the same and dividing them as per their requirements to grind them into spice blends or masalas. However, increasingly in the hurly burly of our busy lives we rarely have the time or space to indulge in this activity any longer. If we could have our wish, we would love to buy freshly grounded authentic masalas made most traditionally if only we could find the ones that tasted just like home. This is where Aazol comes to your assistance.
We have sourced the most traditional and authentic Maharashtrian masalas from the state’s interiors and brought them for you to use for your daily cooking. Check the locally sourced traditionally made masala from Aazol.
The smokey Khandeshi Kala masala has a burnished brown-black colour since all the spices used are slowly and deeply roasted. Kala masala is known as Maharashtra's original garam masala. It comes from the Khandesh region of Maharashtra in the northwest. Adding clove and cinnamon to this masala also gives it a dark hue. We source our Kala Masala from a women-run SHG based out of Pune. You can use it for –
The Maharashtrian Goda masala is one of the most famous masalas known outside of the state. Goda means sweet, and the Goda masala is known for its sweet aftertaste. It is used predominantly for vegetarian dishes. The traditional spice is used by Puneri Brahmin, especially while cooking without onion or garlic. An essential spice that adds a unique flavour to this masala is dagad phool or stone flower. We source our vegetarian masala from a women-run SHG based out of Pune. You can use it for
Typically, people will wonder how they can buy Koli masala online. Aazol's Koli masala comes from one of the members of the original Mumbai-based community. This ancestral recipe is made with 27 whole spices. This secret seafood masala is a must-try for all seafood lovers. This homemade masala is hand-pounded, preservative free and has no added colour. Try creating a fusion recipe with meat or veggies for this masala. You can use it for
Aazol’s famed East Indian bottle masala is made with 28 spices with an absolute secret blend. It is hand pounded and made in small batches to retain freshness. East Indians are residents of Greater Mumbai and the North Konkan region of Maharashtra, a small community that embraces their mixed Marathi – Portuguese heritage. Aazol's bottle masala is sourced from an East Indian lady who is proud of her heritage and tradition and an extremely talented cook. This homemade Indian masala is stored in darkened beer bottles so that the colour is maintained. You can use it for
On the Konkan Coast of Maharashtra, there is a region called Malvan, which is as famous as the Sindhudurg fort built there by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The malvani masala is considered one of the best chicken masalas from Maharashtra. The Malvani ingredients make it both spicy and peppery, which makes this chicken masala great for traditional dishes and fusion food. Aazol's Malvani masala comes from a Sindhudurg-based collective of entrepreneurial female farmers. You can use it for
The Ghaati masala is an authentic red chilli-based spice blend from Maharashtra's Western ghats or Sahayadris. It is a universal homemade maharashtrian masala used for vegetarian and non-vegetarian cooking and can easily replace your dull, plain red chilli powder at home. Its earthy, spicy flavour makes it ideal for everyday home cooking. Aazol's Ghaati masala comes from our SHG in Pune. You can use it for
The Agri community is known for being an enterprising community known to be grocery store owners for staples like fish, salt and coconut. Add to these staples the fiery Agri masala, which the community uses for all its seafood preparations. This masala makes any curry spicy and extremely flavourful due to 20 plus spices used for this blend. This seafood masala is sourced from a Konkan food specialty SHG. You can use it for
|Kala Masala: Maharashtra’s Special Garam Masala||Rs.155/-|
|Goda Masala: Fragrant Vegetarian Masala||Rs.155/-|
|Koli Masala: Seafood Masala||Rs.180/-|
|Bottle Masala: Premium East Indian Masala||Rs.375/-|
|Ghaati Masala: Spicy Vegetarian Masala||Rs.155/-|
|Agri Masala: Fiery Seafood Masala||Rs.165/-|
|Malvani Masala: Coastal Chicken Masala||Rs.180/-|