Banker, Biomedical engineer, Chef, and winner of Netflix Series: Cook at All Costs!! Smita's journey of awareness building began over twenty years ago. After witnessing firsthand misrepresentation and cultural appropriation of Indian Cuisine with phrases such as "turmeric latte", “Curry” and colonized spice blend "Curry Powder" she needed to bring clarity to the concept of Indian cuisine and the proper use of flavor from the “land of spice”.
Taking cues from the terroir-inspired concept, she introduces authentic Indian flavors into local produce & proteins. This approachable method allows Smita to address many Western misconceptions around “Indian food”- “Spice vs Spicy”.
What are Smita’s Spice blends?
Smita’s Spice blends are based on generational knowledge of passed down family recipes from India that are not found in any commercial space. As a Biomedical engineer, Smita has beautifully merged her aptitude for experimentation.
Most commercial spice blends contain fillers, sodium, artificial ingredients and are many times disproportionate resulting in underwhelming or overwhelming flavor. You may see two different garam masala in the market but can taste different due to the difference in proportion of spices. Smita’s blends are formulated after decades of research and development from authentic recipes from family into well balanced seasonings that enhance the natural flavors of fresh and cooked ingredient making your life easier and food more appetizing – all with one teaspoon.
How to use Smita’s Spice blends?
Everyone can make a meal more delicious in minutes using Smita’s spices. Replace those dusty spice bottles with concentrated flavors of Smita’s Spice blends. Just a teaspoon will elevate everything you create! Whether you’re hustling to feed your family or preparing a special meal for guests, Smita’s blends will help you succeed without needing a recipe ever.
Smita’s Spices are most flavorful and authentic Indian spice blends that will make whatever you are cooking taste better with the simplicity of ONE pack, One Spoonful in ONE step. You can take the ingredients in your fridge, add salt, oil and 1 teaspoon of Smita’s Spice flavor to the ingredients you are cooking with.
Smita’s Spices can be used in many ways everyday:
- Use as rub for Chicken, meat, vegetables, seafood
- Frozen veggies, ground chicken, ground meat, fish
- Add to sauces, salad dressings, veggie stir fries, rice
- Add to soups, noodles, pasta, stew, egg, oatmeal
- Elevate desserts, beverages, mocktails, syrup
The blends are free of salt, sugar, additives or fillers and are highly concentrated so little bit goes a long way.
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.