Taste of Africa Spices
Take a roadtrip through Africa with our five spice blends – guiding you to genuine African cuisine. It's like travelling in your own kitchen – a safari full of flavour! This was our slogan and business idea back in 2004 – at the very beginning, when we decided to sell spices with guiding recipes. We wanted to show how easy and exciting it can be to cook real tasty African food! Then, Baobab Kitchen was only a dream, which later have become our lifestyle, and a journey into creative cooking together with you all. We've used our spice blends hundreds of times, continuously developing new recipes. Simplifying them, leaving space for your own artistic freedom. So please – see these recipes as suggestions rather than rules. Have fun! Do your thing – make them your own. And we'd love to share in your experiences :-). We make these dishes entirely vegetarian or vegan with a lot of success. When we say; add meat or chicken we mean good quality locally sourced, and preferably organic meat from a farm nearby. To sustain a healthy life and environment, recipes were upgraded to include lots (50%) more fresh veggies, and less (50%) meat or chicken. Try to buy locally grown veggies if you can, and enjoy the seasonal variation (Fun!). So have fun and travel in your own kitchen! Good luck & ENJOY!
Using Masala Spice you can make one of our most popular Curries. Masala means ’mixture’ in Kiswahili and in this case it’s a wonderful array of aromatic herbs and spices. It's a curry that will pleasantly surprise you every time you cook it.
Ingredients: cayenne, coriander, turmeric, cumin, fennel, fenugreek, ginger, salt, mustard, bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, garlic, no preservatives, additives & colouring agents added. Store in a cool and dry place. Recycle as plastic, 95 g net.
Namaqualand – a semi-desert area along the Atlantic coast of South Africa. A mountain plateau meets the sea in a burning sandy desert. Here water is very scarce. A carpet of annuals explodes with the first drops of rain. There is an array of different bulbs, slow growing fine-leaved shrubs, and succulent plants. This spice blend is our hottest, and perfect for you who like to add some extra spice in life. Use as a rub with flake salt on your barbequed veggies or meat. Cook the most succulent curry (recipe below), adding your favourite meat or perhaps only lots of veggies, and perhaps even your own dried funnel chanterelles. This gives a charming wild character and goes so well with fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme.
Ingredients: chilli, cumin, anisseed, fennel, coriander, salt, fenugreek, cloves, cinnamon, corn starch, nutmeg, black pepper, white pepper, bay leaves, no preservatives, additives & colouring agents added. Store in a cool and dry place. Recycle as plastic, 95 g net.
Curry Paste can be used on its own, or in combination with the dry Curry Spice (below) to make one of our most popular recipes and the pride of the South African kitchen. It has hints of coriander, cumin, fennel, cinnamon, cloves, chillies, mustard, and ginger. Keep refrigerated when opened.
Ingredients: coriander, cumin, blackpepper, turmeric, salt, garlic, ginger, spirit vinegar, mustard, bay leaves, sunflower oil, no preservatives, additives & colouring agents added.
Use our Curry Spice for any curry dish, and it makes the most fantastic Safrican Curry! The smell of coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon & ginger. Use lots of veggies together with – chicken – or fish if you like. The proud origin of this spice blend is the South African Cape-Malay kitchen and the curry is traditionally served with yellow aromatic rice, and different sambals (see recipes below).
Ingredients: cayenne, mint, turmeric, salt, cinnamon, cumin, cloves, fennel, anis, garlic, ginger, mustard, fenugreek, bay leaves, no preservatives, additives & colouring agents added. Store in a cool and dry place. Recycle as plastic, 95 g net
Bobotie is a traditional Cape-Malay dish with a similar wonderful smell and taste as the curries of Cape Town. In South Africa, Bobotie is often served with yellow rice, chutney and sambals (see side dishes below). Bobotie quickly becomes a favourite among children.
Ingredients: coriander, cumin, mustard, turmeric, bay leaves, cayenne, nutmeg, salt, paprika, fennel, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, no preservatives, additives & colouring agents added. Store in a cool and dry place. Recycle as plastic, 95g net
Taste of Africa's own Berbere – an exciting chili spice blend from the horn of Africa. The secret is that the spices are roasted & that they need about 1.5 hrs to reach full flavour. Allow it to take time! This mix of spices gives a lovely body to potjies & stews that cook for a while, preferably in combination with tomatoes and onions. Our favourite recipe is Doro Wat, a chicken stew with origin in Eritrea & Ethiopia. As usual, we gave it our own twist!
Ingredients: cayenne, paprika, black pepper, ginger, salt, coriander, cardamom, fenugreek, nutmeg, cloves, pimento, cinnamon, no preservatives, additives & colouring agents added. Store in a cool and dry place. Recycle as plastic, 95 g net.