Meghalaya Spices Combo
Zizira brings to you the finest spices from Maghalaya. We have partnered with farmers to grow these spices that will not just add flavor to your dishes, but will also enrich your health.
With Meghalaya Spices Combo pack, you get 50gms each of these 5 different spices: Lakadong Turmeric Powder, Bird Eye Chilli Flakes, Roasted Indian Bay Leaf Powder, Long Pepper Powder and Black Cardamom Powder.
Be amazed by the quality and taste of these clean, pesticide free & traditionally grown products from the hills.
Price: Rs 1400/-
Includes all charges & taxes. Can Pay Cash on Delivery. Takes 4-6 days to reach you.
At Zizira, we believe there are undiscovered treasures in the hills of Meghalaya. Abundant rainfall, rich soil, high altitude, hilly terrain, fresh air and clean water. These natural conditions combined with traditional farming methods produce unusual plants and crops found in few places in the world. Zizira's hunt for these treasures covers what is considered by some to be 'the richest most biodiverse region in India'.
While you enjoy our flavorful products daily, be reminded of the importance of good farming methods. We are working hard to not only give you authentic products but to also work together with small family farmers in Meghalaya.
When you buy Zizira's products, together we create the process of regenerative and sustainable farming.
What's in Meghalaya Spices Combo Pack?
Lakadong Turmeric Powder (50gms)
This is a special variety of turmeric that grows in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. It is known for its medicinal qualities. The Curcumin content in Lakadong Turmeric is between 6 to 9% (last tested in 2019), which is one of the highest, as against a mere 2 to 3% in most varieties of turmeric.
Zizira sourced the turmeric directly from our farmer partners who organically grow them in their family farm. It is pure & tested free of chemical pesticides. The strong aromatic fragrance and distinct color, marks its superior quality.
There are many health benefits that you get from turmeric. High Curcumin turmeric helps fight cancer and many other deadly diseases. You can use it for cooking and drinking with milk.
Bird Eye Chilli Flakes (50gms)
Bird’s eye chilli is treasured for its unique pungency and spiciness. The chilli gets its name from its petite size and a shape which is similar to a bird’s eye. It is well known in the region for its heat level, which sort of contradicts its tiny size.
Bird’s eye chilli possess numerous medicinal properties, mainly due to its high capsaicin content. It has anti-bacterial properties and is believed to help improve appetite and aid in controlling flatulence. It is also believed that regular consumption of bird’s eye chilli helps in controlling cholesterol level and even blood pressure.
You can use the chilli flakes in cooking or as part of the salad.
Long Pepper Powder (50gms)
Piper Longum or Long Pepper, is different from black pepper. In fact, dried long pepper looks a little like dried green chilli. It is a native spice cultivated by farmers of Meghalaya.
Our Indian long pepper is pungent in taste and light in its effect. It somewhat has an earthy and gingery tone. Piperine in our long pepper powder helps to increase the digestion process by stimulating the stomach to break down food faster. Adding it to your food will help you digest your food faster.
Long pepper is mostly used for natural medicines. It is an ingredient used in combination of herbs in Ayurvedic medicine for healing stomach ache, heartburns as well as improve appetite and digestion.
Roasted Indian Bay Leaf Powder (50gms)
Bay Leaf is one of the thriving agricultural crop of Meghalaya. Bay leaves are rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Regular inclusion of bay leaves in your diet improves overall health.
This dried, roasted bay leaf powder is a perfect ingredient that add flavor and taste to your curries or soup seasoning. You can also use it prepare bay leaf chai. It's an Ayurveda tea used for treating cough and cold.
Some of the health benefits of bay leaf are it helps manage diabetes, reduces toxins in the body, supports respiratory health, supports immune system and aids digestion.
Black Cardamom Powder (50gms)
Black cardamom is commonly known as Badi elaichi or Kali elaichi. Because of its distinct smoky aroma and flavor, black cardamom is often used as a substitute for the green cardamom.
It has a slightly minty aroma, which is often used as a mouth freshener. It is also a very common spice used to flavor our delicious biryanis and other Indian curries.
It is rich in anti-oxidants like minerals and vitamins and is historically used to treat various stomach ailments, common infections, and dental problems. It is also very good for the skin and is used as one of the ingredients in Ayurvedic beauty products.
Get this special spices combo pack from Meghalaya.
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What's in the combo pack?
This combo pack contains 50g lakadong turmeric, 50g bird eye chilli flakes, 50g long pepper, 50g dried & roasted bay leave powder and 50g black cardamom powder.
How long will these products last?
It varies on how much you consume these products. Generally daily use of these products will last for 40 to 65 days.
When will I receive my order?
It takes 4-6 days to reach you from the date of order.
I have a question, can you answer?
Yes. You can call or whatsapp us on +91 8119840256.
How can I use these products
Lakadong Turmeric: You can use it in your daily cooking. Because of its high curcumin, you can drink it with warm water or milk or make a smoothie. Consume this as a natural remedy and prevent yourself from many ailments.
Bird Eye Chilli Flakes: You can add the chilli flakes to your daily food as per your taste and preferences. You can also add them in your chutneys, pickles and salads.
Long Pepper: You can use long pepper in your daily cooking. You can make delicious curries and add it to your soups, stews, roasts or golden milk!
Dried Roasted Indian Bay Leaf Powder: This is a perfect ingredient that add flavor and taste to your curries or soup seasoning. You can also use it prepare bay leaf chai, use 1/3 tsp for 300ml cup of tea.
Black Cardamom Powder: Add this aromatic, flavorful spice to prepare your daily dishes. You can flavor your dal, subzis, biryanis, chole bhature and more. You can also drink it as a tea. Boil water in a container and add 1 teaspoon of the cardamom powder. Add honey and you can serve upto 4 cups of tea.
What's special about Lakadong turmeric?
Lakadong turmeric is a special variety of turmeric that grows in a region near the village of Lakadong in Meghalaya, India. Much of the farming near Lakadong is traditional slash and burn.
Other factors are that makes it special are:
- The high altitude, cool climate, abundant rain, the quality of the soil, the ancient variety of turmeric, and traditional farming methods.
- Lakadong Turmeric is known for its medicinal qualities. The Curcumin content in Lakadong Turmeric is between 6 to 9% (last tested in 2019), which is one of the highest, as against a mere 2 to 3% in most varieties of turmeric.
- Lakadong Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is indigenous to Meghalaya and obtained Geographical Indications(GI) tag by The Spices Board of India on 26th July, 2015. Despite many of its clones, Lakadong's uniqueness has never been usurped.
What's special about Bird Eye Chilli?
Bird’s eye chilli is treasured for its unique pungency and spiciness. The chilli gets its name from its petite size and a shape which is similar to a bird’s eye. It is long, slender and tapering!
Bird’s eye chilli is believed to have a high capsaicin content which is responsible for its pungency. Capsaicin present in chilli binds with the receptors in the mouth. These receptors are responsible for sensing the heat, leading to a burning sensation. But, people tend to love it once they get used to it!
The way it is most relished in Meghalaya is in its pickled form where additional spices like Fenureek, Fennel Seed, Black cumin seed, Mustard seeds and Bishop Weed seeds are blended in. The pickle looks visually very appealing and it adds a great punch to salads too.
What's special about Long Pepper?
Piper Longum, as it is referred to, or Long Pepper, is different from black pepper. In fact, dried long pepper looks a little like dried green chilli.
It grows in a creeper and is cultivated in Meghalaya in the Cherrapunji region.
The unique chemical composition of this plant extends its utility beyond the culinary to curative. The roots and thicker parts of stem of long pepper are cut and dried and used as an important drug (Piplamool or Pippali) in the Ayurvedic and Unani systems. Research shows that piper longum is useful for liver and spleen ailments, for diabetes, for stomach problems and toothaches.
In the northeast India it is also used to spice up pickles and preserves, giving them a distinctive aroma and flavour.
What's special about Bay Leaf?
Bay leaf or 'Tej Patta'(called in hindi) is one of the 'must have' spices in every Indian kitchen that adds flavor and aroma in most Indian dishes, like biryani, dal makhani, fish curries to name a few.
If you think that the Indian Bay Leaf is only meant for cooking, you are in for a pleasant surprise! The leaves have been used since time immemorial to help control diabetes, bad cholesterol, indigestion and even the common cold!
If you have been looking for ways to lose weight, drink a glass of bay leaf tea twice a day. Bay leaf tea accelerates body metabolism and helps promote weight loss.
Bay Leaves grows wild in the forest of Meghalaya but now due to its increasing demand, farmers of Meghalaya have began cultivating it.
What's special about Black Cardamom?
Black cardamom is a little different from green cardamom.
While green cardamom has a minty flavor and is highly aromatic, which makes it more applicable for sweet-spicy dishes, black cardamon has a stronger flavor. It is more smoky aroma and is best used in meat and other savory dishes.
Black cardamom is commonly known as Badi elaichi or Kali elaichi.
Traditionally used by the Chinese to cure constipation and dysentery. In ancient Ayurveda, black cardamom is mixed with honey for treating cough.
In Meghalaya black cardamom grows in Garo hills. It is now slowly becoming a popular cash crop grown by Meghalaya farmers.