All-purpose ghee tadka {immunity boosting} with SpiceQure

All-purpose ghee tadka {immunity boosting} with SpiceQure

Dips & Condiments,Savoury

This is an all-purpose tadka that you can add into just about anything to enhance taste, give that chatpatta taste, and all that jazz! SpiceQure Immunity Booster is a delicious spice blend that has been launched by two entrepreneurial young girls to help boost health and healing powers. They learnt from their grandmother and assists their help. This blend has powerful antioxidants and body healing ingredients such as turmeric, Moringa, cumin, fenugreek, cinnamon, carom seeds and my favouritee, saffron.

The instructions say to eat a spoonful with ghee/honey or milk/water every single day which in turn will help your vitality. I am incredibly impressed by these two young ladies, who’ve done a fabulous job in production, packaging, logistics and marketing – all during stringent lockdown rules and home schooling!

Now, eating this raw with ghee may not exactly be everyone’s cup of tea, and while that is surely the best and most beneficial way, you know me, I gotta mess with the instructions! So here, I get a bit creative and share an all-purpose tadka in ghee that can be added into your dal, sambhar, sabji, eggs, curries, upma, yoghurt to make an instant raita, on top of toast with cream cheese (like I do!), and into coconut chutney, tomato chutney…. Really, wherever you feel the need for an extra oomph of flavour. Here’s an option for Masala Dahi Bhaat

The taste of this powder does not need an acquired taste like most, but more like a delicious cross between garam masala and hot madras curry powder.

Here’s a base recipe that you can simply build up on!

About SpiceQure Immunity Booster by Jena & Viha Pugalia

Our venture first began from a thought, a thought of starting up our own business, becoming young entrepreneurs while also giving back to the community in our own small way, and creating a product that helps heal, and provides necessary nutrients and herbs to boost immunity.

We work on the principles of LEARN, EARN and RETURN. The product is multifaceted and can easily become a daily part of our diet.

The proceedings of the first hundred jars were donated to the CM Relief Fund and we now intend to support child education.

Follow us at @spicequre_

The Recipe


  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • ½ tsp SpiceQure Immunity Booster
  • pinch of hing
  • 2 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • ¼ piece of dried red chili (lal boriya marcha)
  • pinch of salt


  • Heat the ghee on low in a tadka pan
  • Add the paste, kadi patta and red chili
  • After a few seconds, add the powder, hing and pinch of salt
  • Let cook for a few more seconds
  • Remove from heat and add into desired dish

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