His mouth-watering blog is a collection of traditional Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi recipes. Born and raised in California Dan was introduced to great food at a young age, his grandfather passed down all of the family recipes while he was growing up and so began his love of cooking. He’s been using our Clear Top Canisters to store his spices, so let’s see what he thinks:
“I’m often asked which spices are essential for good British Indian Restaurant (BIR) style cooking. Indian curry house cooking is different to more authentic styles in that it was adapted to make great tasting meals fast in a busy restaurant.
I have about every spice going in my spice larder but there are a few spices/ spices mixes (masalas) I use all the time. These are the spices I keep topped up for quick meals after work. They are the spices you will need to have on hand if you are interested in perfecting your BIR cooking skills.
Not everyone cooks as much BIR meals as I do at home so you may wish to prepare the spices in small amounts so that your meals taste exciting and fresh.
I also recommend sourcing an Indian spice container – such as a spice dabbas or perhaps something more modern like the nifty air-tight stainless steel spice jars that were sent to me by my friends at Brabantia. I love these containers and highly recommend them if you are using spices often.”
Thanks to Dan from The Curry Guy for testing out our Clear Top Canisters! They come in a range of sizes, complete with a non-skid drawer organizer, a transparent lid so your contents is always visible and they are easy to clean thanks to a unique Fingerprint Proof coating!
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