Gifts for Indian Food Lovers

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Welcome to my guide on ideas for gifts for Indian food lovers.

People that love the spicy cuisine from India will love to have accessories and equipment to help them make delicious meals.

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These make great gift ideas for keen Indian cooks.

Karahi Style Curry Serving Dishes

A lovely set of two copper serving dishes that will impress as they are placed on the table.

They should use these dishes for serving hot food, they are not designed for cooking under direct heat.


Wooden Spice Box Gift

Here is the perfect gift for a keen cook. This attractive spice box will hold all your spices together in one place.

I think this type of spice box is attractive enough to keep out on your kitchen countertop. Where it will be ready to be used at a moment’s notice.


Electric Spice Grinder Ideas

Having an Indian herb and spice grinder to hand in the kitchen can ensure that your meals are bursting with flavor. If you love spicy foods, then a suitable grinder is a must in any kitchen.

Spices such as whole coriander or cumin have much more taste if you buy them whole and grind them yourself fresh whenever needed.

Ready-made powdered spices soon lose that just ground flavor that the best Indian cooks rely on.

Another tip to extract the most flavor is to gently toast the herbs and spices just before they are ground.

5 Best Electric Herb and Spice Grinder for {Recommended!}

I love this spice mill. I’ve owned the same type for years its great and grinds spices to a fine powder rapidly.

It reduces whole spices into a fine powder quickly. I wouldn’t like to work in a kitchen without one! It is so simple to use just fill up the top of the grinder with whole herbs and spices, then pop the lid on.

When you depress the lid, the grinder starts up. It then stops when you move your hand away. An added advantage is it is small, so is easy to store in a cupboard until needed.

 KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades, 3-Ounce, Black

Cuisinart SG-10 Electric Spice-and-Nut Grinder

The Cuisinart SG-10 Electric Spice-and-Nut Grinder is not a hand-held version. It’s a little bigger than those smaller designs.

However, it’s just as easy to use as a hand-held grinder is and it can hold more yield than the smaller grinders can. This one has powerful stainless steel blades that make short work of either dry spices or nuts.

 Cuisinart SG-10 Electric Spice-and-Nut Grinder

They can grind through either in seconds. The motor is durable and heavy duty and operating the gadget is straightforward. When you want to use it, you just load it with your ingredients and then gently press down on the top. It immediately starts grinding.

When you’re done, you just lift your hand to remove the pressure and the machine stops. You can choose to grind in coarse or fine yield. The way the finished product turns out is determined by the length of time you press the top of the machine.

When you want your herbs to be finer, you simply hold the top of the grinder down longer. The work bowl is stainless steel and has a separate lid so once you’re finished whatever you’re grinding, you can put the lid on and it’ll keep. This bowl is dishwasher safe.

Simple Hand Spice and Herb Grinder – Golden Bell 4 Piece Spice and Herb Grinder

The Golden Bell 4 Piece Spice Herb Grinder is an inexpensive model that is made of tough zinc alloy, so it’s built to last.

There are four parts to this grinder. You get the top, the grinder piece itself, the screen and then the bottom. The lid and second piece of the grinder stick together thanks to the magnetized lid.

 Golden Bell 4 Piece Spice Herb Grinder, 2-Inch – Black

So if you drop it while it’s loaded with spices, it won’t spill them out all over the counter or floor. The grinder can quickly turn whatever spices or herbs you put into it into a product that’s usable for your recipes. All you have to do is load the grinder and then give the top a few twists.

In the third part of the grinder, the mesh screen filters what you put in and leaves you with fine herbs and spices. The mesh screen works so well that all that drops to the bottom of the grinder is a very fine pollen and you can remove that from the screen and the grinder using the pollen scraper.

This gadget is extremely handy to have in the Indian kitchen and is hand held size so it’s portable.

King Top Herb Spice Grinder

Another grinder you’ll want to look at is the King Top Herb Spice Grinder.

 KingTop Herb Spice Grinder Large 3.0 Inch Black

This one has a 3 inch diameter, so it’s easy to grip. It’s made of zinc alloy which is a tough material and will make the grinder last for many years. There are four pieces to this gadget and they are the magnetic lid, the grinder, the pollen catcher screen and the bottom.

It has 45 teeth in the grinder, which quickly works to produce a small batch of whatever product you’re grinding without leaving behind pieces that are too big to use. Grinding the herbs or spices or even loose leaf teas is really simple.

Once you load it, all you have to do is give it a twist. Using this kitchen tool is a great way to save money on the cost of herbs and spices and use what you produce in delicious meals. It can make produce as much or as little yield as you’d like it to.

Best for Grinding Wet Indian Herbs and Spices

Sometimes you need a grinder that can cope with a wet curry paste. For example, some Indian dishes need to start off with a wet mixture of spices, herbs, onions, ginger and garlic. This machine would be perfect for that job.

 Chef Pro Wet and Dry Food Grinder

Indian Cusine Cookery Book

I find the keen cook always appreciates a great cookery book.

This book covers all the basics of Indian cuisine.

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