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Ganesh Chaturthi

Filling for Modak


Modak - A must-have for Ganesh Chaturthi.
I make the filling for the modak with coconut, jaggery, Cardamom extract, Nutmeg extract and a little Saffron extract. The extracts make my job a bit easy. No peeling cardamom pods or grating nutmeg :)

Cardamom extract

I love cardamom tea. Just add 1-2 drops of cardamom extract to your cup of regular tea and enjoy!

Also, have you tried coffee with cardamom extract?

Duke Jasmine

Look at the size of this Duke jasmine flower !!
I am so thrilled that my duke jasmine plant has started flowering and also has sprouted some new leaves.

Spice Extracts

There are lot of advantages of using spice extracts. They blend well with other ingredients in your recipe and also give you the option to add a spice after the cooking is done. Say, for example, you feel that the curry that you just cooked could have used more garlic. Just add some drops of garlic extract, mix and now you have the desired amount of garlic.

Green Chilli extract

Green Chilli extract is nothing but pure fieriness of green chillies in a bottle.

I have 2 small kids and hence my cooking leans more towards the less spicy category. My husband loves spicy food and had to compromise :). But now, with the Green Chilli extract he can make his portion of meal as spicy as he wants. He just adds 1 or 2 drops and he is happy.

The ingredients in Tabasco sauce are peppers, vinegar and salt. But Supreme Spice's Green Chilli extract has only ONE ingredient - Green chilli

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Garam masala - What's in it?

Garam masala extract is a blend of 9 spices - Coriander, Chilli, Peppercorns, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cumin, Turmeric and Fenugreek seeds.
This masala is a very aromatic and flavorful blend. Use this blend to pep up the dish.

You get Garam masala powder in all Indian stores. So why use extract? The garam masala powder that you buy in stores loses its flavor and fragrance within weeks of opening the container. Extracts do not. Our extract never loses flavor and aroma and has long shelf life.

Try using Garam masala extract in marinades. The extract will blend very well and will be absorbed by the meat/vegetable fairly quickly without any spice pockets.

Just 3-4 drops of Supreme Spice Garam masala extract is equivalent to 1/2 tsp of Garam masala powder.


Nutmeg is an excellent remedy for insomnia. It is a very warming spice and is also used to improve digestion.

Next time you a feel stressed out and can't get good sleep, try a cup of coffee or warm milk with 1-2 drops of nutmeg extract. It is very calming and induces sleep.

Why should you use Asafoetida ?

Ayurveda encourages us to include all six tastes in our meals. The six tastes are - salty, sweet, sour, bitter, astringent and pungent. Asafoetida is a pungent spice. Foods and spices that are pungent stimulate appetite and improve digestion. Adding asafoetida to our meals also reduces bloating and the feeling of heaviness after meals.

A pinch of asafoetida in buttermilk is a very good remedy for indigestion.

Asafoetida improves digestion and is an blood purifier.

What are Spice Extracts ?

Spice extracts, also called Oleoresins, provide the flavor of the source spice in a more consistent and easy-to-handle form. Spice extracts contain the essential oil of the spice and also its resinous part. Essential oil give the spice its aroma and the resinous part gives it the flavor.

Spice extracts are used extensively by the food manufacturing companies. For example, the salsa that you enjoy with your chips has spice oleoresins added to it.
Did you really think they were staying up whole night to chop up all that garlic needed to make thousands of pounds of salsa?? :)

Spice extracts are concentrated , free of any contamination and last for a long time. They eliminate the need to peel, chop or grate the spices and lets you easily customize the amount of spice in a dish.

Garlic extract

My daughter hates garlic.
Which kid doesn't? But we Moms know the benefits of Garlic and want our kids to eat it.
I think the best way to get garlic into kids system is to hide it in sauces, dips, curries, etc. This is where Supreme Spice Garlic extract comes extremely handy. Add a drop or two in your kids meal and they won't even know that they are getting all the health benefits of garlic.

1 drop of Supreme Spice Garlic extract = 1 clove of garlic

If your kid comes back from school with a runny nose, increase his/her garlic intake to improve their immunity.

Garlic is a natural antibiotic, an excellent stimulant and protects and builds up the digestive power.

What is Kesar Milk Masala?

Kesar Milk Masala is a blend of Nutmeg, Saffron, Cardamom and Curcumin.

This wonderful and rich blend of 4 spices gives an amazing makeover to a plain glass of milk. Just add 1-2 drops of Kesar milk masala extract to a glass of warm milk and you will be amazed with the results. Or use it in any dessert. I use this extract in my Kheer and Rice pudding too.

Or, next time you make Suji Halwa, kheer or carrot Halwa, add 1-2 drops of Kesar milk masala extract and taste the difference.