In the modern era, people have become exposed to a variety of food and beverages. Among these, ethnic cuisines have created a niche for themselves in this world of discerning tastes. These cuisines are a defining feature of the natives. They bring together aromas and flavours that are unique to a particular culture. Hence, they are very often named after their place of origin.
Mane Kancor’s Savoury Solutions Team aims to recreate these ethnic flavours through TastyKan – concentrated multi-spice liquid blends made with spices sourced from ethnic regions across the world. These innovative, customisable liquid blocks will surely add a zing to your products.
Versatile in application, TastyKan adds flavour to soups, sauces, marinades, batter mixes, meat/poultry/seafood products, sweet and savoury snacks.
Mane Kancor’s expertise in global sourcing and extraction ensures that raw materials are extracted to reflect its characteristic profile. Thus the company creates unique, natural flavours that stay true to its origins. These flavour blocks can then be customised to suit your exact specifications.
The following are two ethnic Indian recipes that have been recreated using TastyKan blocks.
Spiced Beverage – Masala Chai Latte
TastyKan Tea Masala is a multi-spice flavour block inspired from India’s favourite ‘masala chai,’ a spice-based tea. Made by brewing black tea with a blend of spices and herbs, including green cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, peppercorn and black tea leaves, it is a staple of the locals. Masala chai has a warm, earthy flavour profile and is highly popular among tea connoisseurs. This magical brew is just what you need to kick start your day!
Apart from chai, tea masala can also be added to desserts, candies, jellies and preserves.
Dosage: 0.02% – 0.04% of TastyKan into brewed tea. Foamed milk can be added to taste (based on taste and intensity required).
TastyKan Butter Chicken is a liquid multi-spice block inspired from a traditional chicken dish, the murgh makhani. A renowned culinary delight from the Indian subcontinent, it has succulent pieces of chicken cooked in a mildly spiced tomato and butter based curry sauce.
TastyKan Butter Chicken Spice Block primarily consists of garam masala, ginger, garlic, pepper and turmeric. It imparts a rich, warm taste to the dish. The chicken is marinated for a few hours in a cream, yogurt and spice-based mixture.
Traditionally, the chicken is cooked in a tandoor (traditional clay oven) but it can also be grilled, roasted or pan fried. It is then served in a mild curry sauce, with generous amounts of butter. Cream is used in the sauce, or as a garnish and cashew paste is used as a thickener.
There are many variations in the composition and spicing of the sauce. The spice block can be customised to the choice of taste based on the type of application and intensity of flavour required.
Dosage: 0.07% – 0.1% of TastyKan Butter Chicken into the marinade for the chicken (based on taste and intensity required).
TastyKan flavour blocks offer a number of advantages: