The marathi goda masala is inarguably the most famous spice-mix export of Maharashtra. A blend of aromatic whole spices, its mild sweet aftertaste (Goda is Marathi for sweet) is the reason behind the name. Indispensable to the state’s vegetarian dishes, it makes its presence felt in iconic Maharashtrian dishes like Matkichi Usal (moth bean stir-fry), Bharli Vaangi (stuffed brinjal) and the simple but delectable Amti (spiced dal).
Nothing says Maharashtrian like Goda Masala. A spice mix traditionally used by the Puneri Brahmins, it’s now ubiquitous across Maharashtra’s communities and is made without garlic and onion. While every family has its own goda masala recipe for it, it’s incomplete without the key constituent dagad phool or stone flower, a lichen that lends it a distinct aroma. Lacking the pungency of several of the state's other spice mixes, Goda Masala imparts a delicate but deep, sweetish fragrance to a dish that’s unmistakable.
About The Seller
Based out of Pune, Santkrupa SHG is a second-generation women-run family business that had its reigns pass down from mother-in-law to daughter-in-law. Set up with an intention to upskill and empower marginalised women, Smita Vishal Yadav runs a happy ship with 50 female employees, many of whom have been with the business for over 10 years. Producing a range of spices, chutneys and maharashtrian snacks, all from the freshest seasonal ingredients, the women of Santkrupa are bound by a sense of ownership and flourish in a workplace environment that fosters growth. The astonishing variety of products they make reiterate the axiom that goodness can truly come in all flavours – honestly spicy to sincerely sweet!