Banker, Biomedical engineer, Chef, and recent winner of Netflix Series: Cook at All Costs!!
Smita's Cookery was born from the cultural appropriations of Indian Cuisine with words such as "turmeric latte" and colonized spice blend such as "Curry Powder" that lead her to launch authentic Indian spice blends for everyday cooking in any cuisine.
How to Use Smita's Spices?
Smita’s well balanced blends take the guesswork out replacing many bottles of spices with just one pack. These blends are salt free and are formulated based on food groups rather than recipes. For delicate foods such as fish, greens, eggs, Smita’s VEGGIE spice is more suitable where as for tough food group such as meats, root veggies, beans Smita’s MEAT Spice adds a bold robust flavor. Where as Smita’s DESSERT Blend is elevated Pumpkin Spice for any desserts or beverages. These blends are highly concentrated, formulated after many years of research from generational recipes. These are simplified in a way for cooks of all levels, all cuisines where one can use just a teaspoon for a pound of meat or 4 cups of veggies or a large batch of any dessert.
Phirni with touch of gold
There is no a.k.a to this sweet one! I hesitantly translate the Phirni into “ Rice Pudding “ and often reluctantly to do so. It’s like calling Rolls Royce just a car or
"Kurma" like most Hyderabadis call it is a traditional way to make "Korma" but with slight variations and techniques.
A Nod to Smita's Spices...
"Made Oven roasted game hen, blackened porcini mushrooms, vidalia onions, peppers, garlic cloves and lundberg wild rice blend. Smita Chutke's Spices are available to enhance and perfume your domicile".
Think exotic Indian...
"Super-fun collaboration with Smita's spice. Made Smoked Lamb Pizza with Smita’s Meat Seasoning (think exotic Indian...not so much a standard “curry” spice but a way more nuanced blend with deep rich & bitter notes and layers of sweet spice flavors, as well!) with heirloom tomato, pickled onion, goat cheese, mozzarella & cilantro, spicy tomato"
aroma is sooooo good....
"I highly recommend Smita's Spice blend. We were licking fingers here. The aroma is sooooo amazing, and taste is a mouth feast"
Blown away by spice flavor...
"My friend used some of your meat spice. He was blown away and said how good it was."
Would buy larger bags...
"Your Spices are flavorful, and earthy with a great balance of flavors. Spruces up any dish, the possibilities are endless! What spice blends should be"
Found my Spice master...
"Smita's meat spice pairs incredibly well with our ground beef. Met Smita last week and felt like i found my spice master flavor soul sister."
Fun Online Class!
This was a really fun virtual event – my first cooking one! Smita picked the perfect recipe for us to follow along with and going with quarantine, had great ingredients of things most common in our cupboards right now and having a lot of suggestions for substitutions for everyone's needs. I had a lot of fun following along while I was cooking and the food was amazing!
Great online session!
This was a great session. I never thought I would be able to cook Indian food. Low and behold, I can! The end result of Indian flatbread and curry was delicious, and you use ingredients everyone usually has on hand, and it isn't difficult. I liked that Smita learned how to cook from her grandmothers. I also love how Smita started doing cooking socials to meet friends!
Loved her flair for cooking...
The end result food was delicious and definitely something we would try again! I loved her flair for food and desire to encourage people along in their skills. It was obvious she knew how to cook and had the 'feel' of cooking in her bones! I liked the variety she encouraged and he the recipe could be adapted based on multiple things one might have in the kitchen.