In many Indian households, you’ll find a stainless steel tin filled with 7 small containers of spices - the masala dabba. It’s that home cook’s go to selection of spices. Just grab the dabba and start creating an array of flavors and dishes. Stylish and efficient, it’s one of the best ways to organize your spices.
You can purchase the dabba empty or filled with my mom’s selection of essential Indian spices - Ajowan*, Cumin*, Brown Mustard Seed*, Bird’s Eye Chiles*, Curry Leaves, Turmeric*, Fenugreek Seeds*, and Dhana Jeera - a ground mix of coriander* and cumin*.