There is no exact science to Indian cooking. Family meals are prepared from memory. Ask for a recipe card and you’ll be pointed to the heart and soul of every Indian kitchen, the masala dabba. The traditional Indian spice box, or masala dabba in Hindi, is the holder of any family’s most favored and most used spices.
Who would have thought just 10, 20, 30 years ago, people would be photographing their spice boxes for other people around the world to view? Instagram has changed the way we look at just about every facet of life. It’s turned nearly anyone with a smartphone into an artist. From vacations on the beach to the latest puppy, Instagram feeds are littered with our favorite interests. Mine just happens to be cooking.
I love a good masala dabba, even going so far as to make a YouTube video about it!
Below are some folks who used their camera to spice up Instagram with a masala dabba. Admit it, we have spice box envy looking at these photos.