Keep calm and curry on!

Savor the flavours of India and familiarize yourself with its exotic and authentic tastes through its signature spices- curry, cumin, turmeric and saffron.In Manila, these spices and herbs can be bought from specialty stores like Sevilla & Sons Sausage Co. in P. Guevarra, San Juan; Spices ‘N Flavors at Market! Market!, Taguig; and Assad Mini Mart, with branches in Jupiter St., Makati, and Paco, Manila.

Curry on and buy your spices and whip up your own Indian dishes at home.

Here, we give you a few delicious recipes to give you a few ideas on how to use these spices.

1. Porterhouse Biryani

Tickle your taste buds with this authentic Biryani recipe made out of Monterey Porterhouse Steaks, marinated in earthy and nutty spices. A bit of yogurt adds creaminess, while a touch of cilantro adds freshness to the dish. If you’re up for exotic and fragrant flavors, this is definitely worth a try.

2. Eggplant Curry Spread

Say goodbye to boring sandwiches with this eggplant curry spread made from Purefoods Sexy Chix in Guiltless Broth. This delicious spread is creamy, savory, and very reminiscent of India.

3. Chicken Tikka Masala

With all the different aromatic spices, creamy yogurt, tangy lime juice, and savory tomato puree, this recipe is a blend of many different flavors that definitely represent the rich culture of India. Use Magnolia Chicken for a truly delicious dish.