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You can use Spice Pots in a number of ways.

To make a simple curry, for best results follow our recipes but as a general rule:

Cook onions, ginger and garlic in a little oil

Add 2 tsps of Spice Pots spices per person, then add tomatoes, coconut milk or stock

Add meat, fish, vegetables or pulses

Enjoy a delicious, healthy curry with family or friends!

See our recipes page for loads of inspiration

To make a simple marinade: Add to yoghurt to make a marinade for chicken or prawns for the BBQ.

To season: we have recipes for soups and salads, samosas and pakoras, and lots more.  Spice Pots are very handy to have in your cupboard!

We have around 100 free recipes on our site as well as a cookbook and various recipe booklets. Our aim is to make the recipes very simple and easy to follow. Most of our recipes are one-pot meals.

We have 2 different sizes of pots: 40g + 80g.

In the 40g pots, there are 8 servings (16 teaspoons) in each pot based on approximately 2 teaspoons per person for curries, but less for marinades and seasoning.

In the 80g pots, there are 16 servings (32 teaspoons) in each pot based on approximately 2 teaspoons per person for curries, but less for marinades and seasoning.

These are general guidelines but for best results, follow our recipes which detail exactly how much to use.

When the pots sit for a while, the ingredients settle and the heaviest particles move to the top and the lightest to the bottom.  This can sometimes mean that the flavour profile changes.   For example, we sometimes find that without mixing / shaking the bhuna pot, it can taste more of fenugreek than any other ingredient but after the mix, the flavour balance is restored. 

Therefore, we suggest shaking the pot before each use!

Have aread of this articlefor a clearer explanation!  

You can use Spice Pots for 12 months after opening although they will never do you any harm.

As they are stored in our funky little tins, they keep fresh for longer than spices stored in a glass jar.

The spices are sourced from around the world by our supplier, who then blends the spices in the UK, according to the recipes devised by Melanie, the owner of the company. Our curry powders are completely bespoke and unique to Spice Pots.

All our blends have a different flavor and a different heat.    They can all be used to make curry, to season salads and soups, as a rub on meat, and added to yoghurt and make a marinade.  See our recipes page for ideas.

Korma Spice Mix - Mild but there is a hint of warmth from the chilli. This blend is full of flavour and is very versatile.  Use with yoghurt, coconut milk, tomatoes or stock. Delicious with chicken, prawns, vegetables and pulses. We suggest adding fresh chillies to the recipe if you like more heat in your Indian food. Ingredients:  coriander, cumin, turmeric, chilli, cinnamon, fenugreek, cloves, black pepper and cardamom

Bhuna Spice Mix - Medium in heat and very flavorsome.  This blend only contains 6 spices so is the simplest blend.  As this curry powder has a strong flavor, when using with vegetables or pulses, we recommend using less of the blend than when using with meat.    This makes a very easy and very delicious Lamb Bhuna, the original recipe for this blend or make a Chicken Bhuna.  Ingredients: coriander, cumin, mustard seeds, fennel, fenugreek, chilli.  

Goan Spice Mix - Spicy and complex!  This curry powder contains 10 different spices including quite a bit of chilli powder!  However, it is also full of flavour so even if you are not a fan of hot curry, you can just use less of the blend and you will get the lovely flavour without the heat.   This is a very versatile blend and pairs beautifully with fish, meat, vegetables or pulses. This blend and the Goan Fish Curry Recipe won us an award.  Ingredients: coriander, cumin, chilli, fennel, cloves, turmeric, black pepper, fenugreek, cinnamon, cardamom

Tandoori Masala Spice Mix - Medium and tangy.  This blend contains 11 ingredients including garlic and ginger powder. It works beautifully as a marinade when added to yoghurt or to make our healthy version of a Chicken Tikka Masala or a Cauliflower Tikka Masala.   Use with tomatoes, coconut milk or stock. Ingredients: coriander, cumin, chilli powder, black pepper, cinnamon, fenugreek, cardamom, cloves, ginger powder, garlic powder and nutmeg.

Sweet Spice Blend - A delightful combination of fragrant spices for flavouring desserts, baking, porridge or  granola. A little taste of Christmas all year long! If you love cinnamon, you will love this blend.   Ingredients: coriander, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, caraway, cloves, nutmeg, all spice

Our blends do not contain nuts however, they are blended in a premises where nuts are stored.

However, our supplier does not handle, process or open nuts, peanuts or products thereof. They only store them in a segregated room away from other products so they would have little to no chance of contaminating a blend as these are completed in another building.

They are also a nutfree site  - so no employees or visitors are permitted to bring nuts on site.

However, due to the nature of the products supplied, it is not possible for the company to guarantee that no cross contamination has taken place at some point in the supply chain prior to delivery to our premises.

Please also see the Allergen Information page which explains how the ingredients are handled at the place of manufacture.

The information displayed refers to our Bhuna curry spice which contains the allergen Mustard Seeds. All our other spice blends contain no allergens. 

Yes, Spice Pots are GM Free.

You can find any information on our Allergen Information and Nutritional Information pages.

Spice Pots were devised as a shortcut for a busy Mum of 3. Batch cooking is always a great way to save time. It doesn’t take much longer to make a curry for 6 people rather than 2, therefore we suggest you make a larger batch and freeze the leftovers for another meal to make mid-week meals easy!

Yes. Spice Pots recipes work well in the slow cooker.  

As a general rule, most meat and combinations require at least 7 hours on LOW.   When cooking meat and root vegetable combinations, always place the vegetables at the bottom of the pot as they take longer to cook.    When cooking on HIGH setting, it will cook similarly to a covered pot on a stove. Foods on HIGH will cook in approximately half the cooking time required when cooking on LOW setting.

See our Slow Cooker Curry Tips - A Slow Cooker Recipe for Success a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your slow cooker and slow cooker recipes and how to adapt any recipe to use in a slow cooker.

No. Spice Pots is not part of a franchise.

We currently ship to addresses within the UK, Republic of Ireland, USA and Canada (Duty Fees Apply to All International Shipments). The postal services offered are: Royal Mail Tracked 48, Royal Mail Tracked 24 and DHL next day and for International Shipments Landmark Global . Read more about Delivery Information

Yes. Our packaging is recyclable. We are delighted to say that we have now completely phased out plastic in our packaging and when sending out orders. Our tins are made from steel and are infinitely recyclable. All our postage materials are recyclable. However, if we receive a delivery with bubble wrap or other plastic materials, we will re-use it. Our refills are in recyclable bags, which should be accepted by your council in plastics recycling.

No sorry, we don't have a shop! All our trade is online or via our retail partners. We sellvia a number of distributors in the UK. You can find our pots across the country in farm shops, garden centres, visitors centres and delis.