- My lovely masala dabba

The perfect way to store spices

I was topping up my masala dabba this morning and thought I would share it with you.

1y ago
My Indian spices are in this one

My Indian spices are in this one

Spices are best kept in a cool dark place and my masala dabba is perfect for being quick to grab and cook up a curry in a dash.

I don't know if you have come across these but they are readily available in Indian stores or even on Amazon.

You can stack them up as high as you want and build on them as your spice collection grows.

Two layers

Two layers

Now you might be wondering how I cope without labels. Some spices like white pepper, cloves or turmeric don't need a label they are so identifiable but I put whole cumin next to my ground cumin and whole coriander next to my ground coriander - cunning eh!

But if you need a prompt just drop yourself a note in the tubs.

It's worth noting that they also go in the dishwasher too.

Do you use one too and what for?

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Comments (9)

  • Spice storage is one of those things you show off when you're entertaining, it just is.

    I'm proud to admit we've got a state-of-the-art spice storage drawer.

      1 year ago
  • Ooh, that's the possession of literally every Indian mom😂

    Love the iconic masala dabba.

      1 year ago
  • This would be my ideal storage...unfortunately I possess three teen types that can’t even manage to put my spices back on my racks much less follow the simple order that I had going! I miss not having to hunt for my spices mid-recipe. 🤦‍♀️

      1 year ago
  • Nothing better has ever been invented it’s so adaptable

      1 year ago