Indian Salt

Making flavoured salts is one of my favourite things to do to give as gifts. In January I made a trio to give to Mark and Eva as a reminder of our times together. The first one I made was this Indian salt. It contains three ingredients, and all you need is an Indian spice blend you love, and a decent spice grinder.

Indian Salt
Indian Salt
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The spices I used for my Indian salt

I have been using Oryx Desert Salt since 2011, and it is a product I sell through my business. This salt is 100% pure with no additives, and you can taste the difference. It is also sustainably harvested which is important to me. To make my Indian salt, I used the coarse salt as the base. To this I added garam masala. Garam masala is a blend of ground spices common to the Indian subcontinent. Each country and region of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will have their own unique blend. Common to all will in likelihood be cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, cloves and peppercorns. In my own unique blend I also use mace, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, bay leaves, dried red chilli, allspice berries, ground turmeric, ground nutmeg, and dried rose petals.

Using fresh garlic in recipes

I am not a fan of garlic powder, or dried garlic. I just feel that neither keeps it garlic potency for as long as the jar lasts. However, I know some people do not like using fresh garlic in recipes. If you are on of those people try this handy trick. Take a clove of garlic and zap it in the microwave for 10 seconds. This gets rid of that pungent garlic aftertaste, and won’t leave you suffering from a garlic hangover the following morning.

Why I use a spice grinder

You can use an ordinary high speed blender for this recipe. But I prefer to use a spice grinder. Now, you may not be able to find a spice grinder where you live, but that is OK! All you need is a really good coffee grinder. Use it only for spices so that your coffee doesn’t end up being flavoured by any residual oils that may linger. I use a spice grinder as it will always grind my whole spices fine enough to use through a shaker.

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Indian Salt

Use this as a quick spice blend for curries, as a finishing salt, or give as a hostess gift
Recipe Category: Condiments
Makes enough for: 1 batch flavoured salt
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 250 g coarse salt
  • 30 mls garama masala
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled


  • Place the salt, masala and garlic into a spice blender
  • Blitz until fine then pour out onto a baking tray to dry
  • Once the salt has dried, place into an airtight container, and use as needed
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12 thoughts on “Indian Salt

  1. Hi Tandy, Your Indian salt looks absolutely fantastic. What is the main way you use it, and is your company registered as Tandy and Lime? Such an interesting story. Best wishes, Pauline

  2. Yes I know what you mean about using dried garlic tho in saying that, I do use garlic granules from a small producer and they are pretty darn good. I like to make flavoured salts as gifts too! I use my small food processor for zapping spices.

  3. I do own garlic powder, but only use it for maybe a dry rub. I agree with you. And jarred garlic is disgusting. I had no idea you could combine fresh garlic with salt! Live and learn.

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