Aazol's Bottle Masala makes an East Indian dish truly East Indian. A 28-spice premium blend whose secret recipe has been passed down generations, use it in any East Indian recipe or to add a special kick to your daily cooking.
It was only in the late 19th century that the Marathi-speaking inhabitants of Greater Mumbai and North Konkan were recognised as East Indians. Determined to stand apart from the Goans and Mangaloreans, they embraced their mixed Marathi-Portuguese identity and gained from it. Their cuisine carries a whiff of this historical osmosis, as Hindu traditions met Continental taste. The Bottle Masala is the most essential and authentic of East Indian spice blends. A deep orange-red, it gets its name from the dark recycled beer bottles it was stored in to protect it from the sun.
About The Seller
Shaila Colaco is a banker by day and mistress of spices when she fancies. She rattles off the wholesale price of chilli like a broker would that of rising stock and has nurtured this passion project for years. Hailing from the northern suburbs of Mumbai and popular in the city's East Indian fraternity for her sun-dried, hand-pounded spice mixes that last up to a year if stored right, she makes them in quality-controlled batches with an affection that can only come from true love.