• It’s always fun creating things from scratch, so why not blend your own spice mix.

    We ’ll teach you how to make your own spice mix using what’s in your drawer.

    1. South Indian Spice

    Mix together 5ml coriander seeds, 2.5ml cumin seeds, 3 cloves, 4 black peppercorns, 15ml ground turmeric and 15ml ground cayenne pepper and grind to a fine powder.

    1. North Indian Spice

    Grind up 10ml crushed chillies, 5ml cumin seeds, 10ml coriander seeds, 4 black peppercorn, seeds of 4 green cardamom pods, 3 cloves, 5ml yellow mustard seeds, 15ml curry leaves and 2.5ml fenugreek seeds. Mix together with 15ml ground turmeric.

    1. Chai Spice

    Mix together 5ml ground cinnamon, 10ml ground ginger, 10ml ground cardamom, 5ml allspice, 2.5ml grated nutmeg, 5ml ground cloves and 2.5ml mixed peppercorns and grind to a fine powder. 

    1. Garam Masala

    Grind up 2.5ml coriander seeds, 5ml cumin seeds, 2.5ml black mustard seeds, 10ml chopped red chillies and 15ml dried curry leaves. Mix together with 15ml ground turmeric, 10ml ground ginger, 15ml ground cinnamon and 5ml ground cloves. 

    Why you should be using Robertsons herbs and spices…

    Robertsons recently embarked on a journey to ensure clean label credentials for their new spices. These clean label spices are non-irradiated (they are now steam sterilized), GMO-free and contain no added MSG.


    Robertsons herbs and spices are no longer irradiated. Instead, they use steam sterilisation to clean their herbs and spices, ensuring freshness and hygiene for consumers to use. This process of cleaning herbs and spices makes them safe to consume and does not alter the taste of the herbs and spices.


    GMO, Genetically Modified Organism, refers to plants, animals or other organisms whose genetic material has been changed in ways that do not occur naturally. All pure herbs and spices are GMO-free by nature and now the Robertsons seasoning blends are also free from ingredients of GMO origin.

    No added MSG

    Glutamate is a naturally occurring non-essential amino acid that is mimicked in some products by using Added MSG (Monosodium glutamate). The new Robertsons herbs and spices are still full of the flavour that Robertsons is best known for but they now contain no added MSG.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com