Spicez, a one-stop-shop for spices, herbs, desserts and traditional Indian and Eastern food, is now open at 1610 Wisconsin Avenue. The owner, Rani, says she inherited her passion for cooking from her mother, who “experimented with unique spice blends and cooking techniques to transform ordinary ingredients into mouthwatering dishes.”
In addition to a wide variety of spices – from black pepper mustard seeds, to jaggery and dry ginger powder – the shop features a sweets corner. Highlights include a sweet carrot pudding called Gajar ka halwa, and Gulab jamun – soft fried dumplings that are traditionally made of thickened or reduced milk and soaked in rose-flavored sugar syrup.
Spiced chai and to-go meals spotlighting Indian and Pakistani cuisine will also be available, with cooking classes planned for the future.