Food is that thread that brings it all together. It doesn’t matter what season it is, or how small an occasion it is – when you have good food on the table, you’re more blessed than you realize. Food is happiness – it’s the delightful dash and dot at the end of an exclamation. It has the power to create good memories or to help obliterate bad ones. Food is life. And when you give the gift of food, you’re gifting pure joy.
Keeping that in mind, we’ve curated a set of Gift Boxes for you. Give them as gifts, or order a combination for yourself to save money! Each box will contain 4 jars, filled with Ammiji’s delicious goodness. And the gift box itself is an elegant, reusable box made of solid wood that will last you a long time and be useful in myriad ways.
Go on. Gift joy 🙂
Ammiji’s Sweet Treats Box is a collection designed to please even the pickiest sweet tooth. This Gift Box contains the following: (click on product to check out details)
- Gul Bombs: 2 jars (70 gm each) of our best-selling refreshing rose sweets.
- Jar of Chocolate: (100 gm) Gooey and chocolatey!
- Whiskey Caramel Sauce: (200 gm) Slightly boozy, very addictive!
Ammiji firmly believes that every meal must be accompanied with palate-ticklers, or what she calls “chatpata samaan”. And this Andhra Tomato Pachadi is as chatpata as it can get. Fresh tomatoes, red chillies, curry leaves and garlic come together to make a pickle-chutney that has nothing subtle about it.
An Andhra pachadi is a side dish, made of finely or coarsely ground elements, sometimes pickled. The Tomato Pachadi will pair brilliantly well with anything that you choose to eat it with. It’ll fire up your arhar dal and chawal combo. It’ll add a kick to your khichadi. It’ll give you something spicy to lave your paranthas with. We even love to have it with plain sabzi-phulka. You decide where you want that extra kick of this chutney!
Ingredients: Tomato, Tamarind, Salt, Red Chilli, Curry Leaves, Mustard seeds, Ginger, Garlic, Sesame Oil.
Net Weight: 165 gms
Best Before: 12 months
Refrigerate after opening for longer shelf life. No preservatives.
Harnessing the immensely powerful benefits of raw turmeric in a delicious pickle that’ll make you ask for more…
By now, most of us know about the health benefits of incorporating raw turmeric into our diet. The west has only recently realized what we Indians have known for ages – turmeric is one of the top-notch superfoods ever. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and has shown to prevent and control the onset of various chronic diseases. Our grandmother’s age-old haldi-doodh nuska may now be enterprisingly called a turmeric latte, but that doesn’t detract from the benefits of haldi.
Raw turmeric is a powerful root. And Ammiji knew it. Which is why we always had this pickle at our table during the summers. In the winters, she added fresh raw turmeric to a lot of her sabzis and the summers saw her pushing the jar of the turmeric pickle that she had prepared in the winters towards us.
This pickle is made with a simple, no-fuss recipe that preserves the character of the raw turmeric root and yet adds a delicious tang to it. Add it to your daily meals for a boost to your health and gut.
Ingredients: Raw turmeric root, salt, red chilli, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, lemon juice, mustard oil.
]Weight: 200 gms
Price: Rs 400 300 (inclusive of taxes)
Good for: 9 months
Refrigerate after opening. (This pickle contains no preservatives.)
Always use a clean, dry spoon while scooping out Ammiji’s delicious pickles!
Plain vanilla has a new definition. Cool down your summer with some homemade milky goodness…
We are all familiar with those mornings when leaving for a work is a blur of cooking food, packing tiffins, serving breakfast and ensuring that everything and everyone is set for the day. To simplify your routine a wee bit, Ammiji’s launches its Instant Milkshake Mix Collection. All the goodness of a homemade milkshake, made in a couple of easy steps. Because what could be more chill than starting off your day with a perfectly make milkshake or smoothie?
Ammiji’s Vanilla Milkshake Mix has pure vanilla extract. The fragrance will uplift you at the same time as the taste enthralls you! Just stir it into some milk, add ice, blend or use a frother, and a tall glass of thick vanilla goodness is ready! Add it to your smoothies for that extra flavor too.
Directions: Use about 1 tbsp for every 100 ml of milk. Add ice. Blend.
Ingredients: Sugar, Milk powder, Glucose, Vanilla extract, Cornflour
Weight: 250 gms
Price: Rs 450 350
Good for: 6 months
Always use a clean, dry spoon. Store jar away from heat or direct sunlight.
We have a confession to make. Ammiji hasn’t tasted this. She doesn’t even know about it. But we’re sure that when she gets to know about it, she’s going to slap her forehead and say “Durr Fitteh Mooh!” (Punjabi for “Burn your face in hell!”) Because yes, this jar will take you simultaneously to hell and heaven – it’s that sinful.
Sugar – pure, sinful sugar – burnt till it’s amber, and then whisked with heavy cream and butter. Then we throw in some sea salt and spoon in some Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey. The entire mess smells of sweet devastation before we bottle it up for your indulgence.
Pour this lusciously boozy sauce over desserts. It’ll be the Juliet to your cheesecake, the Heer to your ice-cream, the Laila to your trifle. It’ll be the spiked kickstart to your morning when you pour it over pancakes or French toast – can you imagine your day going bad after that? Glaze your bacon with it (a friend does it regularly) or add a touch of it to your oriental stir-fry. Or wait. Let’s cut the bullshit. Sit down with the jar on a war, comfy floor cushion and your favorite book, and proceed to lick it by the spoonful for an evening well-spent.
What you choose to do with it is entirely your choice. We promise we won’t judge. 😉
And we’ll happily send you your jar with Ammiji’s voice ringing in our ears “Marjaaneyon, khasma nu khaaneyon, whiskey paa’ti miththey ‘ch!”
Ingredients: Sugar, Water, Cream, Butter, Bourbon whiskey, Sea salt
Weight: 200 gm
Good For: 2 months
Note: No preservatives or corn syrup are used in our caramel, unlike other sauces available in the market.
Also note: Refrigerate once you receive. Take it out an hour before use or warm the jar in a bowl of hot water to achieve room temperature consistency.
Also also note: This product is made when we receive your order to ensure that you get a freshly made jar each time. Please allow us 2-3 days to dispatch it.
Winter – that utterly gorgeous and beautifully perplexing season that calls out to something deep within our soul. It’s the season for bundling up in layers to ward off the chill. It’s the season for baring your face to bonfires. It’s the season for gloriously rich food and an abundance of produce. It’s the season of plenty, yet of starkness. It’s the season of sunny afternoons and dark, still evenings.
And it’s the season of ills.
The wildly fluctuating weather – sunny one minute, stormy the next – can play havoc on our bodies, laying us susceptible to the chills and bringing our natural immunity down. And that’s when home remedies come in – all the little nuskas and totkas that our grandmothers did to keep us warm and safe. Ammiji’s Winter Comfort is one such nuska.
The benefits of turmeric are widely documented. Pair that with magical home-ground dried ginger, throw in some herbs like tulsi, brahmi and ashwagandha and season the lot with spices which have their own benefits – and you’ve got a magical concoction, with manifold benefits.Here’s the list of ingredients and the effect each one of them will have on your body:
- Turmeric: Ayurveda has acknowledged the medicinal properties of turmeric for centuries, and the western world is waking up to its benefits too now. The golden spice, as it is called, it contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Remember the haldi-doodh you had as a kid? It was more for haldi than for milk. What’s more – turmeric is also an anti-depressant and promotes a sense of well-being.
- Ginger: Ginger reduces inflammation, aids digestion, soothes the stomach and is particularly good for relieving a cold or cough. Do you really need another reason? We’ll give you one. Studies show that regular consumption of ginger also brings down the risk of cancer.
- Jaggery – This natural sugar is a powerhouse of energy, sorely required in the colder months. It is also full of antioxidants and is a great in clearing the lungs of toxins, making it perfect to combat the effect of pollution on the body.
- Tulsi – Remember your mother or grandmother telling you to have aadrak-tulsiwaali chai when you sneezed a couple of times? Well, tulsi is a known anti-allergen and fights off all sorts of infections. It is also good for keeping the respiratory tract healthy and clear.
- Ashwagandha – Nowadays, quite a few fitness trainers recommend adding an ashwagandha supplement to your daily routine. This ancient Indian herb is a known vitality booster – increasing stamina, stabilizing moods and giving your brain a boost. It’s also great for reproductive health for men as well as women.
- Brahmi – Again, anti-inflammatory, chock-full of antioxidants. Brahmi is a great tonic for the mind – it increase mental agility and prevents the onset of age-related mental conditions.
- Black pepper: Kali mirchi is antibacterial and good for the digestive system. The piperine in it enhances your body’s ability to absorb nutrients – especially curcumin in turmeric – adequately.
- Cinnamon –This wonder spice regulates blood sugar levels and is full of anti-oxidants. It works steadily to build up your immunity.
- Green cardamom – Elaichi is good for the respiratory system and has essential nutrients.
- Star anise – This fragrant spice is not only good for alleviating a cold, but is also helpful in settling a stomach.
- Ajwain – This is that easily available, ever-present spice in our kitchens that has many benefits. It can treat a stomach ache, the common cold and even give you relief from pain.
Ammiji’s Winter Comfort is not only extremely beneficial but is also fragrantly refreshing. Here’s how to brew it:
In water – Add 1 teaspoon to 2 cups water. Boil till it reduces to 1 cup. Strain, add 1 teaspoon honey, and drink.
In milk – Add 1 teaspoon per cup. Boil for 2-3 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste and drink.