The depiction on our range of spices is a sketch of two ladies, grinding red chillies in front of a traditional Kashmiri Pandit house showcasing the pristine nature of Matamaal’s spices. Our spices are made using only the freshest, all-natural ingredients to ensure quality & consistency.
To bring you only the best spice mixes, we spend a considerable amount of time sourcing and ensuring perfection before adding it to our inventory.
'Kanz & Muhul' is a tribute to our timeless Kashmiri cuisine and culture. We're bringing to you the pristine nature of the Valley of Kashmir along with products that are hand-crafted in small-batches with care, staying true to the approach followed by our ancestors. 'Kanz & Muhul' literally translates to a bigger version of a 'Mortar & Pestle' in Kashmiri.
Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, has recommended certain spices and tea leaves for boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health. The benefits of these products are supported by Ayurvedic literature and scientific publications.
The concept of Noon Chai was adapted by the Kashmiri Muslims as a routine - they consumed the tea every morning with baked breads like Kulcha and Taelwor. On the other hand, for the Pundits, it was a foreign beverage, which proved to be a symbol of hospitality and luxury. The Pundits also called it SheerChai, due to the presence of milk in it. In Pundit households, this tea was enriched with Malai (fresh cream), slivers of almonds and crushed cardamom. It was then served with sweet snacks and freshly baked breads.
"Lokchar pounum yaad aeme hokh'e syen", says Mrs. Nalini Moti Sadhu, the Chef Curator at Matamaal.Simply translated in Kashmiri, this statement means, "dried vegetables are sheer emotions which take you back to your roots, to your home".