1. Turmeric, Ground Red Chili Pepper, and Black Cumin 2. Red Chili Pepper
Turmeric, cumin and chili pepper are earthy and musty both in flavor and smell. These ingredients are found in most Indian dishes as they are also the base in Indian curry recipes. I regularly visit NYC Indian markets, Kalustyans in Manhattan and Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights, Queens. There, I find treasure troves of specialty spices, grains and legumes.
I photographed this spice container filled with salt, cumin, turmeric, and red pepper in Rajasthan, India. I love this original design using recycled tin coffee cans.