{"people-on-instagram":{"563128631488" : { "id":563128631488, "handle": "people-on-instagram/veg-kofta-with-veggies-punch", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/8473e894575d478abf8a5af701c42c80.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CgUFEKyDGZM/", "content": "* Take 1/2 cup cabbage , 1/2 cup carrot , 1/2 cup capsicum, 1/4 cup paneer , 1/4 cup onion , 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 2 tbsp coriander, 1/2 tsp haldi , 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 red chili powder, 1/4 tsp hing , 1 tsp amchoor powder, salt as per taste , 1 tbsp kasturi methi , 3 tbsp besan , 1 tsp cornflour and mix well. Make balls and then fry or air fryer* For gravy ,use ALCO VEG KOFTA GRAVY MASALA , empty the container and then add 2 cups of water and mix well and keep for 20 min.* Add oil in pan , then add gravy mixture and cook till you reach perfect consistency. And kofta balls and cook fot 5 mins .* Garnish with coriander and cream", "title": "Veg Kofta with Veggies Punch", "author": "cornertodiscover", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Veg Kofta with Veggies Punch", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/veg-kofta-with-veggies-punch", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563128598720" : { "id":563128598720, "handle": "people-on-instagram/a-pack-for-south-indian-dish-lovers", "video": "no_inputs", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/p/CfgZhcJP3NW/", "content": "South Indian Sambar is one of our favorite staple dishes. We prepared it using the Sambar Masala from Alco Foods, and the taste, aroma and flavor turned out lovely. Just like an authentic homemade Sambar. Making Sambar using this Masala is quick and easy. If you like to eat Sambar, you must try out this product.The second dish we prepared - the Mumbai-style Pav Bhaji. And this turned out very tasty as well, like the very original Pav Bhaji.Masalas and Mixes are our everyday food needs. We highly recommend you try out the wide variety and specialty of products from Alco Foods.We find their products are of high quality, rich, and 100% pure. Made of the highest quality spices, with no artificial flavors and preservatives. Vegan and Dairy-Free.", "title": "A Pack for South Indian Dish Lovers", "author": "mydelishbowl", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n_1100x.jpg?v=1658923282", "image_alt": "A Pack for South Indian Dish Lovers", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/a-pack-for-south-indian-dish-lovers", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563128434880" : { "id":563128434880, "handle": "people-on-instagram/morning-snaking-masti-with-alco", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/773f665530a94b9ca9bb9570824e81d7.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CgPIxWnLoYJ/", "content": "Cashew Funny NutsūüėćMexican Taco or Jalape√Īo what‚Äôs your pick?ūüėćFor your favourite Cashew Funny Nuts checkout¬†@alcofoods¬†and grab yours from alcofoods.com..Checkout¬†@alcofoods¬†&¬†@alcoeats.us¬†for more amazing offersūüėć", "title": "Morning Snacking Masti with ALCO", "author": "desi_recipes", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Morning Snacking Masti with ALCO", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/morning-snaking-masti-with-alco", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563128467648" : { "id":563128467648, "handle": "people-on-instagram/paneer-butter-with-naan", "video": "no_inputs", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf3DG7MP0RJ/", "content": "@alcofoods¬†one of the quickest pre mix I have ever come across, they serve variety of masalas instant gravy‚Äôs and spices and many more. Do check out them if you are looking to prepare something quick", "title": "Paneer Butter with Naan", "author": "desi_recipes", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/292676071_5218220321595901_7401325765944830426_n_1100x.jpg?v=1658921463", "image_alt": "Paneer Butter Gravy", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/paneer-butter-with-naan", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563128402112" : { "id":563128402112, "handle": "people-on-instagram/paneer-butter-gravy-in-few-minutes", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/b42891fdb6494e508dfc5ab7305386e5.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/p/CgRCslpgiWU/", "content": "@alcofoods¬†one of the quickest pre mix I have ever come across, they serve variety of masalas instant gravy‚Äôs and spices and many more. Do check out them if you are looking to prepare something quick", "title": "Paneer Butter Gravy In Few Minutes", "author": "banglorefoodbomb", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Paneer Butter Gravy In Few Minutes", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/paneer-butter-gravy-in-few-minutes", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563128271040" : { "id":563128271040, "handle": "people-on-instagram/butter-paneer-and-veg-kofta-gravy", "video": "no_inputs", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18003159595444467/", "content": "ALCO products are 100% natural. All of the ingredients are ethically sourced directly from the Earth. Our product's¬†mouth-watering flavors come from the finest spice blends that this Earth has to offer.", "title": "Butter Paneer and Veg Kofta Gravy", "author": "superfoodie12", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/294045035_562177505569061_2332262646078748503_n_1100x.jpg?v=1658910116", "image_alt": "Butter Paneer and Veg Kofta Gravy", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/butter-paneer-and-veg-kofta-gravy", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563128238272" : { "id":563128238272, "handle": "people-on-instagram/instant-alco-gravy-and-mix", "video": "no_inputs", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18003159595444467/", "content": "Alco instant mixes and gravies always got my back for fest days, Loved the taste and texture it renders to the dishes...Amazing product MUST TRY!!!...", "title": "Instant ALCO Gravy and Mix", "author": "superfoodie12", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/292403295_1085223679065576_3526352108569603542_n_1100x.jpg?v=1658909089", "image_alt": "Instant ALCO Gravy and Mix", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/instant-alco-gravy-and-mix", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563128205504" : { "id":563128205504, "handle": "people-on-instagram/exotic-flavored-cashew-buddies", "video": "no_inputs", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18003159595444467/", "content": "Amazing quality ūüĎĆBest quality product. Crunchy and delicious cashews must try.¬†The Jalapeno & Cheddar¬†Cheese cashews are the best cashews I have ever tasted in¬†flavored variants. The cashews were nicely packed and fresh. Best in quality and rich is taste what more does any foodie want!!Thank you Alco Foods.", "title": "Exotic Flavored Cashew Buddies", "author": "superfoodie12", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/290000729_1234837657333022_6862758477221567378_n_1100x.jpg?v=1658908323", "image_alt": "Exotic Flavored Cashew Buddies", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/exotic-flavored-cashew-buddies", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563128107200" : { "id":563128107200, "handle": "people-on-instagram/quick-and-delicious-butter-paneer", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/afb5d6a980e540fcb87a68155b97202e.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18164519896218232/", "content": "Looking for new great-tasting vegetarian dishes?¬†Butter Paneer flavor makes for an excellent creamy and buttery simmer sauce that pairs well with paneer.", "title": "Quick And Delicious Butter Paneer", "author": "raipurfoodie", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Quick And Delicious Butter Paneer", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/quick-and-delicious-butter-paneer", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563127976128" : { "id":563127976128, "handle": "people-on-instagram/turmeric-powder", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/34de151d5ebb4d64a561f40db747a7db.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18164519896218232/", "content": "Turmeric is an essential spice to have in any Indian household. Use our Turmeric Powder in your curry to obtain that beautiful golden hue color.", "title": "Pure And Natural Haldi", "author": "Pure And Natural Haldi", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Pure And Natural Haldi", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/turmeric-powder", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563127910592" : { "id":563127910592, "handle": "people-on-instagram/tangy-and-spicy-cashews", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/1d20e1b637ae4bdc8058d197193bd4ae.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18164519896218232/", "content": "Looking for a nutritious great-tasting snack on the go? AlcoFoods Jalape√Īo & Cheddar Cashews are just a snack for you. The creamy and hot flavor paired with the ultra-premium quality of the cashews will keep you coming back for more.", "title": "Tangy and Spicy Cashews", "author": "raipurfoodie", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Tangy and Spicy Cashews", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/tangy-and-spicy-cashews", "published_at": "July 27, 2022" },"563125911744" : { "id":563125911744, "handle": "people-on-instagram/tasty-and-healthy-flavoured-cashew-nutsūüėčūüíē", "video": "no_inputs", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf0boUkPukv/", "content": "Yes! If you're looking for tasty yet nutritious snacks, we recommend you must try out the ones from Alco Foods.The Jalape√Īo & Cheddar flavoured Cashew from Alco Foods is our favorite one! It's made of high quality Cashew nuts, and other exotic ingredients. We just love the creamy hot feel of it.They have many varieties in this category like Mexican Taco, Cheddar Cheese, Peri-Peri and many more.Not only snacks, they have products in other categories.", "title": "Tasty and Healthy flavoured Cashew Nutsūüėčūüíē", "author": "foodie.forever__", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/292469908_1708052582892351_8166022802722022214_n_1_1100x.jpg?v=1658825331", "image_alt": "Tasty and Healthy flavoured Cashew Nutsūüėčūüíē", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/tasty-and-healthy-flavoured-cashew-nuts%F0%9F%98%8B%F0%9F%92%95", "published_at": "July 26, 2022" },"563125846208" : { "id":563125846208, "handle": "people-on-instagram/alco-foods-masala-and-gravy-healthy-bhi-yummy-bhi", "video": "no_inputs", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/p/CgHYDC8IFpq/", "content": "NATURAL AND HEALTHY -¬†¬†100% Pure, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives, No MSG, Soy Free, Keto Friendly, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Non-GMO, Paleo FriendlyAUTHENTIC INDIAN FLAVORS -¬†¬†Made with age-old recipes to give you a true taste of India's most beloved dishesRESEALABLE ZIPPER TECHNOLOGY -¬†¬†Easily open and reseal our packaging to keep your spices preserved longerMADE WITH PRIDE - Alco Foods¬†procure the highest quality spices India has to offer and¬†uses advanced technology (Low Grinding Temperature) to retain its natural flavor notesEASY TO COOK WITH -¬†¬†No matter your experience level in the kitchen,¬†Alco spices blends will enhance the flavor of any meal", "title": "Alco Foods Masala and Gravy HEALTHY BHI YUMMY BHI!!", "author": "ahmedabadifoodaholics", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/294342227_781443183295079_431759231062439429_n_1100x.jpg?v=1658822903", "image_alt": "Alco Foods Masala and Gravy HEALTHY BHI YUMMY BHI!!", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/alco-foods-masala-and-gravy-healthy-bhi-yummy-bhi", "published_at": "July 26, 2022" },"563118342336" : { "id":563118342336, "handle": "people-on-instagram/make-besan-ke-pakode-with-alco-spices", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/1205aa7aa32045cd8080db7c7347247f.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CgEhCldFgOb/", "content": "Besan Ke Pakode is¬†a delicious snack dish made with Bengal gram flour (besan), onion, and other spices. It is any time and¬†all-time favorite snack dish of younger ones and elder ones.", "title": "Make Besan ke Pakode with Alco Spices", "author": "foodie_jiyu07", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Make Besan ke Pakode with Alco Spices", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/make-besan-ke-pakode-with-alco-spices", "published_at": "July 22, 2022" },"563102580928" : { "id":563102580928, "handle": "people-on-instagram/quick-easy-amritsari-chole-bowl", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/3be547d00eba4eca970ffa646ba010d2.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CgCcNE_lWqn/", "content": "Our Amritsari Chole flavor makes for an excellent rich dark and delicious simmer sauce that pairs well with chickpeas.Let's Make Indian Amritsari Chole Gravy.Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 25¬†minutesNote: All ingredients in blue¬†are available at¬†alcofoods.comIngredientsIngredientsQuantitySoaked/ Boiled Chickpeas1 cupWater500mlTomato150gOil¬†3 tbspCoriander¬†Leavesfor¬†garnishingGinger1 tspOnion (Chopped)1 cupALCO Amritsari Chole¬†Gravy Powder50gMETHOD:First,¬†add Alco Amritsari¬†Chole Gravy(50g) packet to a bowl and¬†thoroughly with water to¬†create a gravy.Then¬†heat oil¬†to a pan. Then add tomatoes and saut√© for¬†4-5 minutes.Then add gravy and cook for 1 minute.Then add boiled chickpeas and cook for 1 minute.Then add water and cook for 6-12¬†minutes till the gravy thickens, while stir regularlyGarnish with chopped ginger, coriander leaves, and onionServe HotFOR MORE EASY¬†GRAVY BOWLS COLLECTION:https://www.alcofoods.com/collections/easy-gravy-bowls", "title": "Instant Amritsari Chole Gravy", "author": "superfoodie12", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Instant Amritsari Chole Gravy", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/quick-easy-amritsari-chole-bowl", "published_at": "July 19, 2022" },"563100614848" : { "id":563100614848, "handle": "people-on-instagram/experience-the-bliss-with-our-paneer-butter-masala", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/9c5da7c1d64a4f92a07a95c36be01cd6.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cftaf-YgzVB/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D", "content": "Our Butter Paneer flavor makes for an excellent creamy and buttery simmer sauce that pairs well with paneer.", "title": "Experience \"The Bliss\" with Our Paneer Butter Masala", "author": "bornhungrybypayal", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Experience \"The Bliss\" with Our Paneer Butter Masala", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/experience-the-bliss-with-our-paneer-butter-masala", "published_at": "July 18, 2022" },"563084099776" : { "id":563084099776, "handle": "people-on-instagram/punjabi-style-chole-at-home", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/4f020f86e02848e9802f996b1089b52e.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfoRSX7Mr7T/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Our Amritsari Chole flavor makes for an excellent rich dark and delicious simmer sauce that pairs well with chickpeas.Let's Make Indian Amritsari Chole Gravy.Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 25¬†minutesNote: All ingredients in blue¬†are available at¬†alcofoods.comIngredientsIngredientsQuantitySoaked/ Boiled Chickpeas1 cupWater500mlTomato150gOil¬†3 tbspCoriander¬†Leavesfor¬†garnishingGinger1 tspOnion (Chopped)1 cupALCO Amritsari Chole¬†Gravy Powder50gMETHOD:First,¬†add Alco Amritsari¬†Chole Gravy(50g) packet to a bowl and¬†thoroughly with water to¬†create a gravy.Then¬†heat oil¬†to a pan. Then add tomatoes and saut√© for¬†4-5 minutes.Then add gravy and cook for 1 minute.Then add boiled chickpeas and cook for 1 minute.Then add water and cook for 6-12¬†minutes till the gravy thickens, while stir regularlyGarnish with chopped ginger, coriander leaves, and onionServe HotFOR MORE EASY¬†GRAVY BOWLS COLLECTION:https://www.alcofoods.com/collections/easy-gravy-bowls", "title": "Punjabi Style Chole At Home", "author": "mydelishbowl", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Punjabi Style Chole At Home", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/punjabi-style-chole-at-home", "published_at": "July 12, 2022" },"563084067008" : { "id":563084067008, "handle": "people-on-instagram/paneer-butter-masala-in-15-minutes", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/cc9056db51c1485b8c455c0bb76a104e.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf3DG7MP0RJ/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Are you a vegetarian trying Indian food for the first time? Or are you struggling to resist the smell and beautiful appearance of Butter Chicken, but you are unable to eat chicken? Then Butter Paneer is the perfect dish for you.¬†Butter Paneer is a creamy and buttery¬†tomato-based gravy that contains cubed pieces of paneer. Paneer is an Indian cottage cheese that is a very popular protein substitute in the vegetarian community. Butter Paneer is native to Northern India and was created by a man named Kundan Lal Gujral. Butter Paneer is best served with rice or naan.Looking for new great-tasting vegetarian dishes? Try our Indian Gravy Mix¬†to create a mouth-watering simmer sauce in 3 simple steps-Mix with WaterCook with paneer for 12 minServe and Enjoy!¬†Let's Make Indian¬†Butter Paneer¬†Gravy.¬†Prep Time: 5¬†minutes¬†Cook Time: 10-12¬†minutes¬†Note: All ingredients in blue¬†are available at¬†alcofoods.comIngredientsIngredientsQuantityWater2 cupsPaneer1 cup CubedSalt1/4 tspPepper Powder1/4 tspButter1tspHeavy Whipping Cream1 tbspAlco¬†Paneer Butter Gravy50gMETHOD:Season paneer with salt & pepper.Add the Indian Gravy Mix contents to a bowl & mix thoroughly with water to create a gravy.Melt butter in a pan.Add gravy & bring to a rapid simmer on med/high heat. Stir regularly: 2-3 min.Add seasoned paneer to the pan. Continue simmering until gravy thickens to desired consistency: 8-10 min. Stir to avoid burning.Remove from heat & drizzle in the cream. Let sit: 3 min.Enjoy!¬†Now you can cook delicious food at your home with pure and healthy spices.¬†Alco¬†Foods¬†offers you a wide range of exotic Indian spices and seasonings that can make your recipes flavorful. The¬†Easy Gravy¬†Bowls¬†offers you containers of quality spices blended to make your food delicious and easy to cook. I prefer¬†Alco Foods¬†spices for cooking food for my family. You should also try it once.Visit the Alco Foods¬†website today for more details.FOR MORE EASY¬†GRAVY BOWLS COLLECTIONS:https://www.alcofoods.com/collections/easy-gravy-bowls ", "title": "Paneer Butter Masala In 15 Minutes", "author": "desi_recipes", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Paneer Butter Masala In 15 Minutes", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/paneer-butter-masala-in-15-minutes", "published_at": "July 12, 2022" },"563083935936" : { "id":563083935936, "handle": "people-on-instagram/tasty-and-spicy-pav-bhaji-masala", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/affb009da0664b359bbee6d1ae906797.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf3EufwDFUN/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Bring Mumbai right to your kitchen using our Pav Bhaji Masala. Our masala will enhance your curry's flavor so much that you'll completely forget that you are eating vegetables.", "title": "Tasty and Spicy Pav Bhaji Masala", "author": "zaykaa_zest", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Tasty and Spicy Pav Bhaji Masala", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/tasty-and-spicy-pav-bhaji-masala", "published_at": "July 12, 2022" },"563083903168" : { "id":563083903168, "handle": "people-on-instagram/boondi-ki-sabzi-using-alco-kitchen-king-masala", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/0d31dec2cad5435eb1401ee00940287a.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfwKSGMDMwp/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "A taste of royalty! Easily create India's most beloved vegetarian dishes. Our Kitchen King Masala will give your curry that perfect savory golden hue that tastes great with vegetables and paneer.", "title": "Boondi Ki Sabzi using ALCO Kitchen King Masala", "author": "corner_to_discover", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Boondi Ki Sabzi using ALCO Kitchen King Masala", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/boondi-ki-sabzi-using-alco-kitchen-king-masala", "published_at": "July 12, 2022" },"563080659136" : { "id":563080659136, "handle": "people-on-instagram/delish-and-appetizing-cashews", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/47cbecb620f447b58a8e5f257c051f21.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfogvQMl3IY/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Our Cashews are made by coating premium quality dry roasted cashews with a fiesta of different spices and flavors including chili, onion, roasted garlic, cumin, and black pepper. The cashews are sourced from India, which is the¬†second-largest producer of cashews behind Vietnam. The cashew nut is located inside the cashew apple. The process for procuring the cashew nut from the apple is very complex and time-intensive.", "title": "Delish and Appetizing Fun With Alco Cashews", "author": "foodoholic_couple", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Delish and Appetizing Fun With Alco Cashews", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/delish-and-appetizing-cashews", "published_at": "July 11, 2022" },"563080626368" : { "id":563080626368, "handle": "people-on-instagram/dhaba-style-aloo-matar-masala-with-alco-kitchen-king-masala", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/09209ecb0bb0480d8a781dbd38d4b5db.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfnoWoBlsGU/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Kitchen King Masala is a versatile and complex spice blend that enhances the flavor and aroma of any dish. Kitchen King Masala is used in many Northern Indian dishes.", "title": "Dhaba Style Aloo Matar Masala with Alco Kitchen King Masala", "author": "desi_recipes", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Dhaba Style Aloo Matar Masala with Alco Kitchen King Masala", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/dhaba-style-aloo-matar-masala-with-alco-kitchen-king-masala", "published_at": "July 11, 2022" },"563080560832" : { "id":563080560832, "handle": "people-on-instagram/melt-away-rstaurant-style-veg-kofta-mix", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/ba7b6dc77400413a9017f71becc9e1f4.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfmJNtUDKB4/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Our Veg Kofta flavor makes for an excellent rich, creamy, and delicious simmer sauce that pairs well with deep-fried minced veggie balls.", "title": "Melt-Away Restaurant Style Veg Kofta Mix", "author": "effortlessdining", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Melt-Away Restaurant Style Veg Kofta Mix", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/melt-away-rstaurant-style-veg-kofta-mix", "published_at": "July 11, 2022" },"563080495296" : { "id":563080495296, "handle": "people-on-instagram/street-style-pav-bhaji-masala-so-yummy", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/a11802b4e3404e14857cfdc01d8bf9a6.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfTIRBwMuzE/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Bring Mumbai right to your kitchen using our Pav Bhaji Masala. Our masala will enhance your curry's flavor so much that you'll completely forget that you are eating vegetables.", "title": "Street Style Pav Bhaji Masala So Yummy", "author": "desi_recipes", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Street Style Pav Bhaji Masala So Yummy", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/street-style-pav-bhaji-masala-so-yummy", "published_at": "July 11, 2022" },"563080298688" : { "id":563080298688, "handle": "people-on-instagram/aromatic-and-authentic-veg-biryani-mix", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/12f0e71153c14ae1b95a27d75e4a376e.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfOShPhDjs_/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Indian cuisine is one of the¬†fastest-growing ethnic foods. It offers so many¬†great-tasting meat and vegetarian dishes that are full of exotic flavors and spices that will make your palate go nuts. However, cooking Indian food can be¬†time-consuming and complicated, which is why we created Indian Gravy Mixes. With the Indian Gravy Mixes, anyone can cook a range of different authentic Indian dishes within a few simple steps and less than 15 minutes. Our Indian Gravy Mixes are made with 100% natural and premium quality ingredients that are ethically sourced directly from Indian farmers. Our Indian Gravy Mix is also very ergonomic and shelf-stable, so you will not need to worry about it taking up any refrigerator space or a lot of shelf space.Looking for a great-tasting vegetarian dish? Just mix our Veg Biryani Mix with some rice and throw your favorite saut√©ed veggies over the rice for an easy great-tasting meal or side dish.¬†Let's Make Indian Veg Biryani Mix.Prep Time: 20¬†minutes¬†Cook Time: 30¬†minutes¬†Note: All ingredients in blue¬†are available at¬†alcofoods.comIngredientsIngredientsQuantityWater5 cupsRice1 cupOnion1 mediumGreen Peas1 cupCarrot1 cupPotato1 cupCauliflower¬†(Florets)75gCurd100gOil3 tbspCoriander Leaves1/4 cupMint Leaves1/4 cupALCO Veg Biryani Mix Gravy¬† 50gMETHOD:1. Wash & soak rice for 15 min and drain.2. Boil water, add 1 tbsp oil and cook the rice until fully cooked.3. Make a paste of curd & a whole packet of Alco Veg Biryani Mix (50g).4. In a large frying pan, heat the remaining oil. Add onion and saut√© until golden brown. Add paste, chopped vegetables & water, and cook for 20-25 min.5. Place the vegetables in a¬†heavy-bottomed casserole/pan and add the rice, sprinkle coriander, min, and cook on a low heat for about 9-10 min.6. Mix curd in a bowl with Alco Pudina Chutney to prepare Raita.7. Garnish with fried onions and serve hot with cold mint Raita.Now you can cook delicious food at your home with pure and healthy spices.¬†Alco¬†Foods¬†offers you a wide range of exotic Indian spices and seasonings that can make your recipes flavorful. The¬†Easy Gravy¬†Bowls¬†offers you containers of quality spices blended to make your food delicious and easy to cook. I prefer¬†Alco Foods¬†spices for cooking food for my family. You should also try it once.Visit the¬†Alco Foods¬†website today for more details.FOR MORE EASY GRAVY BOWLS COLLECTIONS:https://www.alcofoods.com/collections/easy-gravy-bowls", "title": "Aromatic and Authentic Veg Biryani Mix", "author": "iamafoodie.in", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Aromatic and Authentic Veg Biryani Mix", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/aromatic-and-authentic-veg-biryani-mix", "published_at": "July 11, 2022" },"563080233152" : { "id":563080233152, "handle": "people-on-instagram/delicious-and-crunchy-pani-puri-with-alco-chaat-masala", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/4beddceab6b54ad0ad96584983b76461.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfoWCasDnuL/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Tangy, Sweet, and Spicy! Cooking with our Chaat Masala will bring you right back to your favorite street food spot back home in India.", "title": "Delicious and Crunchy Pani Puri with Alco Chaat Masala", "author": "zaykaa_zest", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Delicious and Crunchy Pani Puri with Alco Chaat Masala", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/delicious-and-crunchy-pani-puri-with-alco-chaat-masala", "published_at": "July 11, 2022" },"563080036544" : { "id":563080036544, "handle": "people-on-instagram/special-idli-with-alco-sambhar-masala", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/f00edb3a971d4fafb591cacb97d26c27.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CfDhqXYj6sX/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Flavorful and Aromatic! Anyone can now enjoy South India's most beloved dish. Our Sambar Masala allows anyone to experience that authentic homemade Sambar flavor while you enjoy it with idli, dosa, or vadas.¬†Sambar Masala is a spice blend that is used to make Sambar, which is a very popular vegetable and lentil soup that originated¬†in South India.¬†", "title": "Special Idli with Alco Sambhar Masala", "author": "zaykaa_zest", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Special Idli with Alco Sambhar Masala", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/special-idli-with-alco-sambhar-masala", "published_at": "July 11, 2022" },"563079905472" : { "id":563079905472, "handle": "people-on-instagram/butter-paneer-masala", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/e550337b3fa04e4d864967c01b9b7324.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/tv/Ce0IzdEjcQ3/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=", "content": "Are you a vegetarian trying Indian food for the first time? Or are you struggling to resist the smell and beautiful appearance of Butter Chicken, but you are unable to eat chicken? Then Butter Paneer is the perfect dish for you.¬†Butter Paneer is a creamy and buttery¬†tomato-based gravy that contains cubed pieces of paneer. Paneer is an Indian cottage cheese that is a very popular protein substitute in the vegetarian community. Butter Paneer is native to Northern India and was created by a man named Kundan Lal Gujral. Butter Paneer is best served with rice or naan.Looking for new great-tasting vegetarian dishes? Try our Indian Gravy Mix¬†to create a mouth-watering simmer sauce in 3 simple steps-Mix with WaterCook with paneer for 12 minServe and Enjoy!¬†Let's Make Indian¬†Butter Paneer¬†Gravy.¬†Prep Time: 5¬†minutes¬†Cook Time: 10-12¬†minutes¬†Note: All ingredients in blue¬†are available at¬†alcofoods.comIngredientsIngredientsQuantityWater2 cupsPaneer1 cup CubedSalt1/4 tspPepper Powder1/4 tspButter1tspHeavy Whipping Cream1 tbspAlco¬†Paneer Butter Gravy50gMETHOD:Season paneer with salt & pepper.Add the Indian Gravy Mix contents to a bowl & mix thoroughly with water to create a gravy.Melt butter in a pan.Add gravy & bring to a rapid simmer on med/high heat. Stir regularly: 2-3 min.Add seasoned paneer to the pan. Continue simmering until gravy thickens to desired consistency: 8-10 min. Stir to avoid burning.Remove from heat & drizzle in the cream. Let sit: 3 min.Enjoy!¬†Now you can cook delicious food at your home with pure and healthy spices.¬†Alco¬†Foods¬†offers you a wide range of exotic Indian spices and seasonings that can make your recipes flavorful. The¬†Easy Gravy¬†Bowls¬†offers you containers of quality spices blended to make your food delicious and easy to cook. I prefer¬†Alco Foods¬†spices for cooking food for my family. You should also try it once.Visit the Alco Foods¬†website today for more details.FOR MORE EASY¬†GRAVY BOWLS COLLECTIONS:https://www.alcofoods.com/collections/easy-gravy-bowls ", "title": "Butter Paneer Masala", "author": "zaykaa_zest", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Butter Paneer Masala", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/butter-paneer-masala", "published_at": "July 11, 2022" },"562986942656" : { "id":562986942656, "handle": "people-on-instagram/indian-paneer-do-pyaza-gravy", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/73bbc81f41ac489dbf7f4d2539248915.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cfx-ktplrRx/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D", "content": "Are you a vegetarian trying Indian food for the first time? Or are you struggling to resist the smell and beautiful appearance of Butter Chicken, but you are unable to eat chicken? Then Butter Paneer is the perfect dish for you.¬†Butter Paneer is a creamy and buttery¬†tomato-based gravy that contains cubed pieces of paneer. Paneer is an Indian cottage cheese that is a very popular protein substitute in the vegetarian community. Butter Paneer is native to Northern India and was created by a man named Kundan Lal Gujral. Butter Paneer is best served with rice or naan.Looking for new great-tasting vegetarian dishes? Try our Indian Gravy Mix¬†to create a mouth-watering simmer sauce in 3 simple steps-Mix with WaterCook with paneer for 12 minServe and Enjoy!¬†Let's Make Indian¬†Butter Paneer¬†Gravy.¬†Prep Time: 5¬†minutes¬†Cook Time: 10-12¬†minutes¬†Note: All ingredients in blue¬†are available at¬†alcofoods.comIngredientsIngredientsQuantityWater2 cupsPaneer1 cup CubedSalt1/4 tspPepper Powder1/4 tspButter1tspHeavy Whipping Cream1 tbspAlco¬†Paneer Butter Gravy50gMETHOD:Season paneer with salt & pepper.Add the Indian Gravy Mix contents to a bowl & mix thoroughly with water to create a gravy.Melt butter in a pan.Add gravy & bring to a rapid simmer on med/high heat. Stir regularly: 2-3 min.Add seasoned paneer to the pan. Continue simmering until gravy thickens to desired consistency: 8-10 min. Stir to avoid burning.Remove from heat & drizzle in the cream. Let sit: 3 min.Enjoy!¬†Now you can cook delicious food at your home with pure and healthy spices.¬†Alco¬†Foods¬†offers you a wide range of exotic Indian spices and seasonings that can make your recipes flavorful. The¬†Easy Gravy¬†Bowls¬†offers you containers of quality spices blended to make your food delicious and easy to cook. I prefer¬†Alco Foods¬†spices for cooking food for my family. You should also try it once.Visit the Alco Foods¬†website today for more details.FOR MORE EASY¬†GRAVY BOWLS COLLECTIONS:https://www.alcofoods.com/collections/easy-gravy-bowls ", "title": "Butter Paneer Gravy", "author": "foodisygwalior", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/Paneer-Do-Pyaja-Gravy_1100x.png?v=1654937824", "image_alt": "Butter Paneer Gravy", "url": "/blogs/people-on-instagram/indian-paneer-do-pyaza-gravy", "published_at": "July 10, 2022" }},"people-on-youtube":{"563080691904" : { "id":563080691904, "handle": "people-on-youtube/traditional-amritsari-chole-recipe", "video": "https://cdn.shopify.com/videos/c/o/v/e2648911bd7449ccac3391dda19d6f35.mp4", "publised_by": "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SljRbgVsFcI", "content": "Our Amritsari Chole flavor makes for an excellent rich dark and delicious simmer sauce that pairs well with chickpeas.Let's Make Indian Amritsari Chole Gravy.Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 25¬†minutesNote: All ingredients in blue¬†are available at¬†alcofoods.comIngredientsIngredientsQuantitySoaked/ Boiled Chickpeas1 cupWater500mlTomato150gOil¬†3 tbspCoriander¬†Leavesfor¬†garnishingGinger1 tspOnion (Chopped)1 cupALCO Amritsari Chole¬†Gravy Powder50gMETHOD:First,¬†add Alco Amritsari¬†Chole Gravy(50g) packet to a bowl and¬†thoroughly with water to¬†create a gravy.Then¬†heat oil¬†to a pan. Then add tomatoes and saut√© for¬†4-5 minutes.Then add gravy and cook for 1 minute.Then add boiled chickpeas and cook for 1 minute.Then add water and cook for 6-12¬†minutes till the gravy thickens, while stir regularlyGarnish with chopped ginger, coriander leaves, and onionServe HotFOR MORE EASY¬†GRAVY BOWLS COLLECTION:https://www.alcofoods.com/collections/easy-gravy-bowls", "title": "Traditional Amritsari Chole Recipe", "author": "Alco Foods", "image": "https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/files/291341515_471433911456990_6459221847506868094_n.jpg?v=1658923293", "image_alt": "Traditional Amritsari Chole Recipe", "url": "/blogs/people-on-youtube/traditional-amritsari-chole-recipe", "published_at": "July 11, 2022" }},"alco-foods-101":{"562909479104" : { "id":562909479104, "handle": "alco-foods-101/flavored-cashews", "video": "no_inputs", "publised_by": "no_inputs", "content": "What do we cover?What are Alco Foods¬†Flavored Cashews?What are the main ingredients in Alco¬†Foods Flavored Cashews?Where do Alco¬†Foods Cashews come from?How are Alco¬†Foods Cashews processed?What do Alco¬†Foods Flavored Cashews taste like?What dietary and health benefits can Cashews provide?How to use Alco¬†Foods Flavored Cashews?What makes Alco¬†Foods Flavored Cashews unique?What are Alco¬†Foods Flavored Cashews?Alco Foods Flavored Cashews¬†are premium quality cashews seasoned with exotic spice blends and flavors from around the world. All of Alco Foods cashews are air roasted to create the perfect balance of crunchy texture and savory flavor. Not only are the Cashews loaded with mouthwatering flavor in every bite, but they are also a healthy and nutritious snack.¬† Alco Foods currently offers eight different variations of flavored cashews which include:BLACK PEPPERThe rich flavor of cashews combined with the timeless peppery flavor of black pepper.CHEDDAR CHEESECheese Please! Find your taste buds in a world of dreamy and creamy cheddar flavor.JALAPENO & CHEDDARHeat it up with this Jalape√Īo & Cheddar Cheese pairing for a creamy and hot treat.MEXICAN TACOToss a few of these in your mouth for a fiesta of spicy Mexican taco flavor.MIRCH MASALAThe perfect hot blend of traditional Indian spices with a tinge of garlic.PERI-PERIThe crackling chemistry of spicy Peri-Peri flavor will fill your palate with a delectable taste.SIMPLY SALTEDThis lightly salted and refreshing cashew is one of the classics, a taste that never gets old.SOUR CREAM AND ONIONThe sharpness of onion meets the richness of cream to envelope these cashews with an appetizing charmWhat are the main ingredients in Alco Foods Flavored Cashews?BLACK PEPPERAir Roasted CashewBlack PepperMango PowderChiliCuminCHEDDAR CHEESEAir Roasted CashewWhey PowderCheese PowderJALAPENO & CHEDDARAir Roasted CashewSaltMilk PowderChiliCheese PowderMEXICAN TACOAir Roasted CashewChiliOnionGarlicCuminBlack PepperMIRCH MASALAAir Roasted CashewSaltSugarMilk PowderPERI-PERIAir Roasted CashewSugarSaltChiliOreganoGarlicTamarind PowderOnion PowderSIMPLY SALTEDAir Roasted CashewSaltSOUR CREAM & ONIONAir Roasted CashewOnionParsleySaltMilk PowderOur cashews also contain minimal quantities of anticaking agents, flavor enhancers and natural flavors to maintain shelf-life, consistency and taste for a sustained period of time.Where do Alco Foods Cashews come from?Alco Foods Flavored Cashews are sourced and manufactured in India. India is the second largest producer of cashews in the world behind Vietnam and they are well known for the quality and size of their cashews. Alco Foods Flavored Cashews are manufactured by ALCO Foods in Raipur, India. ALCO Foods is one of the fastest growing food manufacturers in India and has become revered in India for their excellent quality and innovative products. ALCO Foods started as a spice manufacturing company and after much success has quickly expanded into new areas such as Flavored Cashews and Indian Simmer Sauces.¬†How are Alco Foods Cashews processed?Processing cashews is a very complex and delicate process. Typically cashew trees take eight years from planting before they are producing enough cashews to become economically sustainable. The cashew nut that we consume is located in the protruding part of the cashew apple. The cashew apples are collected from the tree and then sent to be processed. The cashew can be harvested two months after the cashew apple turns to red or yellow. The objective of cashew processing is to extract the cashew nut from the cashew apple. The first step is to separate the cashew nut from the cashew apple. The next step is to remove the poisonous outer shell of the cashew nut by roasting the cashew at high temperatures. After the outer shell opens, you can retrieve the edible part of the cashew nut.What do Alco Foods Flavored Cashews taste like?BLACK PEPPERA nutty and rich flavor that is met with a sharp heat and notes of earthy and woody flavors from the Black Pepper.CHEDDAR CHEESEA nutty and rich flavor that is met with the creamy and savory flavor of Cheddar Cheese.JALAPENO AND CHEDDARA nutty, creamy and rich flavor that is countered by the delightful spicy kick of jalape√Īo. As they say, opposites attract.MEXICAN TACOA nutty, creamy and rich flavor that is met with a fiesta of flavors from the heat of the chili to the savory sweetness of the onion to the roasted garlic to the earthy bitter sweetness of the Cumin and to the sharp earthy woody flavor of the Black Pepper.MIRCH MASALAA nutty and rich flavor that is met with a spicy blend of authentic Indian spices and hints of roasted garlic.PERI-PERIA nutty and rich flavor that is met with a complex mouth watering African spice blend called Peri Peri. Peri Peri is a complex blend with flavors ranging from the heat of the chili to the sweetness of sugar to the earthy bitterness of oregano to the roasted garlic to the tartness of tamarind and to the savory sweetness of onion.SIMPLY SALTEDA nutty and rich flavor that is enhanced by the classic savory flavor of salt.SOUR CREAM & ONIONA nutty, creamy and rich flavor that is met with the sharp, savory and sweet flavor of onion.What dietary and health benefits can Cashews provide?Dietary Benefits of Cashews:NaturalPaleoHalalAlco Foods Flavored Cashews not only taste amazing, but they also provide several nutritional benefits. Cashews are a great source of protein and heart healthy fats.¬†Cashew Protein and Fat Content:¬†¬†<7g Protein8g Heart Healthy FatsThe fats contained in the cashews help our bodies absorb vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. The cashews also help produce fatty acids, which play a vital role in blood clotting and the brain‚Äôs development. When consumed in non excessive amounts, the cashew‚Äôs unsaturated fats can reduce bad cholesterol, improve heart health and lower blood pressure.¬†Cashews are an excellent source of essential minerals. Some of the most abundant essential minerals in cashews include:Copper (244% RDA)Copper is necessary for survival. Copper with Iron is used to produce red blood cells. Copper also helps maintain bone health, blood vessels, nerves and immune function.¬†Iron (83.5% RDA)Iron is used to carry oxygen in the hemoglobin of red blood cells, which allows the cells to create energy. Iron deficiency can lead to fatigue, weakness, dizziness and headache.Magnesium (73% RDA)Magnesium is a vital mineral in the development of bones, muscles, tissues and body organs. Magnesium also aids in maintaining a healthy blood pressure, immune system, nervous system and bone strength.¬†Manganese (72% RDA)Manganese plays an essential in processing cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein. Manganese is commonly used for aiding those with weak and brittle bones.Potassium (14% RDA)Potassium plays an important role in nerve function, muscle contraction, maintaining a healthy heart rate and offsetting the harmful effects of sodium on blood pressure.Furthermore, cashews are an excellent source of two antioxidants polyphenol and certenoid. Antioxidants are said to reduce cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can attack your cells when food is processed or if you are exposed to smoke or radiation. If the free radicals become too high, it can cause heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. Our body produces its own antioxidants, but eating Cashews may help your body fight disease and reduce inflammation as well.How to use Alco Foods Flavored Cashews?Our Flavored Cashews are the perfect healthy and nutritious snack for any occasion:MOVIE NIGHT - Our cashews are the perfect savory snack to enjoy with your favorite movies.FAMILY GATHERINGS - Who doesn't love quality time with family and loved ones? Our cashews are a great snack for any type of gathering. The guest will be thoroughly impressed by their richness and flavor.NIGHT OUT - Our cashews are the perfect salty snack to enjoy with a glass of wine, cold beer or anyone of your favorite refreshments.OUTDOOR ADVENTURES - Are you the adventurous type? Then you know how important it is to fuel your body with the right food. Our cashews are a great source of sustainable energy, protein and heart healthy fats to keep you going.It may come as a surprise, but Cashews can be used in a variety of different recipes.¬† Cashews are soft and buttery making them an excellent replacement for dairy based products. Cashews are commonly used in a variety of different vegan and guilt free recipes. Some of the recipes include Cashew Cream Cheese, Cashew Cheesecake, Cashew Mayonnaise, Cashew Alfredo Sauce, Cashew Dips, Cashew Milk, Cashew Ice Cream, Cashew Salsa, Cashew Soups and many more.What makes Alco Foods Flavored Cashews unique?Alco Foods puts a lot of focus into obtaining ultra premium cashews that our customers can always rely on. Procuring cashews is very rigorous, but we are committed to serving you the richest flavored cashews that you will ever consume. We procure the highest quality cashews by combing through tons of cashews and hand selecting only the best of the best that meet our strict quality standards. The quality of our cashews is determined by the size and they must also be unbroken.Another thing that makes Alco Foods¬†Flavored Cashew unique is the mouthwatering flavor. We are able to obtain a lot more flavor per cashew because of our new advanced technology that helps us coat spices onto the cashew. When you typically eat flavored nuts, a lot of the flavoring is left in the bag or on your fingers. With our new way of coating the spices onto the cashew, you will be able to taste more flavor per bite and your fingers will be less messy than eating traditional flavored nuts.", "title": "Flavored Cashews", "author": "no_inputs", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/Untitled_design_55_1100x.png?v=1652511069", "image_alt": "alco foods Flavored Cashews", "url": "/blogs/alco-foods-101/flavored-cashews", "published_at": "May 14, 2022" },"562909642944" : { "id":562909642944, "handle": "alco-foods-101/all-purpose-indian-masalas", "video": "no_inputs", "publised_by": "no_inputs", "content": "What do we cover?What are All Purpose Indian Masalas?What are the ingredients in ALCO Masalas?Where do All Purpose Indian Masalas come from?How are ALCO Masalas processed?What do All Purpose Indian Masalas taste like?What dietary and health benefits do ALCO Masalas provide?How to use All Purpose Indian Masalas?What makes ALCO Foods' masalas unique?What are All Purpose Indian Masalas?India‚Äôs all purpose masalas are versatile spice blends used throughout all of India to add flavor to a variety of different Indian dishes. India‚Äôs all purpose masalas are made from a blend of spices that is meant to encompass the true flavor of India. Some of the most popular all purpose masalas in Indian cuisine are:Garam MasalaArguably the most well known of the Indian masalas. Garam Masala translates to ‚Äúa hot mixture of spices‚ÄĚ. Garam Masala is one of the most well known and used spice blends from India. It is a versatile warming spice blend that can be used for curries, lentils, soups and more. Garam Masala is said to have originated from Northern India.Kitchen King Masala Kitchen King Masala is known as the king of all masalas. It‚Äôs ingredients vary from brand to brand, but it is a blend of all of India‚Äôs most beloved spices. It is a versatile and complex spice blend that enhances the flavor and aroma of any dish. Kitchen King Masala is used in many North Indian dishes.Delhi Kadhai Masala Delhi Kadhai Masala is a coarse spice mix made from whole spices that is used to season vegetables or meats. Kadhai dishes are traditionally cooked in a wok-like pot.Curry Powder Curry Masala was actually created by the British, who were trying to replicate the taste of Indian food. It has become very popular in cooking outside of India for those trying to replicate Indian flavors.Hot Madras Curry Hot Madras Curry is a versatile Indian spice blend used to add some extra heat to vegetables, meats, lentils and more.Magic Masala Magic Masala was created by ALCO Foods as a versatile spice blend that can pair well with any type of dish.What are the ingredients in ALCO Masalas?Garam MasalaCORIANDER, CUMIN, CLOVE, SALT, CHILI, BLACK PEPPER, BLACK CARDAMOM, GREEN CARDAMOM, BAY LEAF, CINNAMON, STAR ANISE, NUTMEG, LONG PEPPERKitchen King MasalaCORIANDER, CUMIN, BLACK PEPPER, TURMERIC, RED CHILI, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, SALT, MUSTARD, GREEN CARDAMOM, FENUGREEK LEAF, DEHYDRATED ONION, NUTMEG, DRIED GINGER, BAY LEAF, FENUGREEK SEED, MACE, BLACK SALT, BLACK CARDAMOMDelhi Kadhai MasalaCORIANDER, RED CHILI, CUMIN, SALT, TURMERIC, BLACK PEPPER, FENNEL, DRIED MANGO, CINNAMON BARK, CLOVE, BLACK CARDAMOM, BAY LEAF, GREEN CARDAMOMCurry PowderTAMARIND, CORIANDER, CUMIN, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, RED CHILI, DEHYDRATED ONION, IODIZED COMMON SALT, TURMERIC, MIXED MASALA, DRIED GINGER, CURRY LEAF, MUSTARDHot Madras CurryCORIANDER, CUMIN, MUSTARD, BLACK PEPPER, FENUGREEK SEED, CLOVE, CURRY LEAF, CINNAMON, GREEN CARDAMOM, CASSIA LEAF, RED CHILI, DEHYDRATED ONION, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, DRIED GINGER, IODIZED COMMON SALT, TURMERIC, ASAFOETIDAMagic MasalaSALT, SUGAR, DEHYDRATED GARLIC, DEHYDRATED ONION, DRIED MANGO, BLACK PEPPER, TURMERIC, MIXED SPICE, CORN STARCH, CUMIN, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE (E365), CHILI, CORIANDER, FENUGREEK SEED, SKIM MILK POWDER (MILK), SOY CHUNK, STAR ANISE, CLOVE, GREEN CARDAMOM, NUTMEG, DRY GINGER, MALIC ACID (E296)Where do All Purpose Indian Masalas come from?Garam MasalaGaram Masala is used across all of India and the ingredients will differ based on the region in India. However, the spice blend originated from North India.Kitchen King MasalaKitchen King Masala originated in North India and is used in many North Indian dishes.Delhi Kadhai MasalaDelhi Kadhai Masala originated from Delhi, the capital of India.Curry PowderCurry Powder originated from Britain.Hot Madras CurryHot Madras Curry was named after the city of Madras (Current Day Chennai), which is located in South India.Magic MasalaMagic Masala is a custom blend of spices created by ALCO Foods.How are ALCO Masalas processed?ALCO Masalas are manufactured by ALCO Foods in Raipur, India. Before ALCO could start manufacturing their own line of masalas, there was much research that went into creating the perfect blend of spices. The chemists at ALCO Foods were tasked with creating masalas that would allow anyone to recreate their favorite Indian dishes from anywhere in the world. After creating a full lineup of masalas, ALCO Foods then needed to find farmers to source their raw ingredients. It was very important to find farmers that they could trust to provide them with consistent and quality ingredients all year round. When the raw ingredients arrive at the warehouse, they are first sanitized. The raw ingredients then go through a cleaning machine, which removes any impurities. After the cleaning process, the raw ingredients are then inspected by hand before they are roasted. A machine is used to roast the spices, which greatly enhances the flavor and aroma. After roasting, the spices are then ready to be grinded down. A machine and sieves are then used to grind the spices down into a fine powder. The sieves are used to extract the non grounded parts from the fine powder. After the spices have been grinded down into a fine powder, they are then packaged and ready to be enjoyed.What do All Purpose Indian Masalas taste like?Garam Masala¬†Adds a complex and unique warm, sweet and spicy flavor to curries, lentils, soups and more.Kitchen King MasalaAdds a strong spicy flavor that goes well with several North Indian dishes.Delhi Kadhai MasalaAdds a range of flavors which include the citrus flavor of the Coriander Seeds, earthy and bitter flavor of the Cumin Seeds and warm hot flavor of the Red Chili.Curry PowderAdds a savory earthy flavor with hints of sweetness that can be used to make a variety of different dishes Indian Esque tasting.Hot Madras CurryAdds a strong warm, rich and citrus flavor with a kick of heat to a variety of different Indian dishes.Magic MasalaMagic Masala is a flavorful savory spice blend that elevates the flavor of any dish.What dietary and health benefits do ALCO Masalas provide?Dietary Benefits of ALCO Masalas:Gluten FreeNON-GMOPaleo FriendlyKETO FriendlyVeganVegetarianALCO Masalas contain a vast amount of different spices, which have several potential health benefits. Some of the key ingredients that are contained in most of the ALCO Masalas are:Chili PowderChili Powder contains the bioactive compound capsaicin, which has a variety of potential health benefits. When consumed regularly, chili powder is believed to numb your pain receptors over time and help reduce heartburn pain caused by acid reflux. Chili Powder paired with a healthy lifestyle may also aid in weight loss by increasing the rate your body burns fat. Chili Powder also contains many essential minerals and vitamins, which include:Vitamin AVitamin CVitamin B6Vitamin K1CopperPotassiumTurmericTurmeric has recently become a very popular supplement for its medicinal benefits. Turmeric contains a very powerful antioxidant called curcumin, which gives the turmeric its bright yellow color. Curcumin is not easily absorbed into your blood, but if you consume the curcumin with black pepper it will greatly increase the absorption into your bloodstream and help you reap its benefits. Turmeric has a wide range of potential health benefits which include: Reducing InflammationShort term inflammation is needed to help our bodies heal themselves, but long term or chronic inflammation can lead to an increased risk of developing diseases. Curcumin does an excellent job of blocking inflammatory molecules, which lowers our risk of developing diseases such as cancer. Turmeric is also commonly used to help relieve pain caused by arthritis.Fights Against Free RadicalsCurcumin is a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells against free radicals. Free radicals are chemically active molecules that enter our body when we are exposed to tobacco or certain processed foods. Free radicals and high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides are large contributors to cardiovascular disease.Helps Fight CancerThere have been studies that show turmeric can help reduce the spread of cancer by killing a large variety of different cancer cells. Turmeric has also been shown to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.Protects us from AlzheimersCurcumin has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and protect us from Alzheimer‚Äôs, depression and mood disorders. Turmeric helps reduce the inflammation and protein plaque build up in the brain.¬†CuminAiding in DigestionMedically, cumin has been most commonly used to aid with digestion. Cumin can increase the activity of digestive proteins and release bile from the liver, resulting in better digestion. Cumin may also help with IBS symptoms.Rich in IronIron is used to carry oxygen in the hemoglobin of red blood cells, which allows the cells to create energy. Iron deficiency can lead to fatigue, weakness, dizziness and headache.Contains AntioxidantsCumin contains a variety of compounds that function as antioxidants. Antioxidants are said to reduce cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can attack your cells when food is processed or if you are exposed to smoke or radiation. If the free radicals become too high, it can cause heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more.Food Borne Illness PreventionCumin has antimicrobial properties, which can reduce your risk of contracting food borne illness. At one point, cumin was actually used for the purpose of increasing food safety.CorianderLowering Blood PressureCoriander is said to lower blood vessel tension by promoting the interaction of calcium ions and acetylcholine. Therefore, Coriander could lower your risk of heart attacks and strokes.Skin HealthCoriander oil has actually been patented for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Coriander could help with a variety of skin conditions ranging from dryness, fungal infections and eczema.¬†Aiding in DigestionCoriander contains borneol and linalool, which help our liver and bowels function properly. Coriander also contains a variety of compounds that have antibacterial properties, which can help us treat diarrhea and food borne illness such as salmonella.Reducing CholesterolCoriander can help reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol levels because it contains a variety of compounds that are good for your cholesterol health.Bone StrengthCoriander is an excellent source of calcium, which is a very important mineral in bone growth and durability.Green Cardamom Kills Bacteria and FungiThe oil extracted from Cardamom seeds may be effective in killing bacteria and fungi. Studies have shown that the oil from the cardamom seeds kills bacteria and fungi by damaging their cell membrane.Helps with Metabolic SyndromeCardamom can also aid those with metabolic syndrome, which leads to heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Metabolic syndrome includes health conditions such as obesity, high cholesterol and high blood sugar. A study was conducted on women with metabolic syndrome. The study found that those who consumed the green cardamom had lower levels of inflammatory proteins, C-reactive protein and other markers compared to the placebo group.Contains AntioxidantsAntioxidants are said to reduce cell damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals can attack your cells when food is processed or if you are exposed to smoke or radiation. If the free radicals become too high, it can cause heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more.¬†Helps Maintain Oral HygieneCardamom has been used for hundreds of years as a mouth freshener. It can also be used to lower your risk of cavities and gum disease by killing the bacteria in your mouth.How to use All Purpose Indian Masalas?Garam MasalaGaram Masala is an excellent all purpose seasoning that is extremely popular in all Indian cooking and can bring amazing complex flavors to any dish. Garam Masala is used in Butter Chicken, Chicken Biryani, Vegetarian Matar Paneer, Palak Paneer Curry, Tandoori Chicken and many more.Kitchen King MasalaKitchen King Masala is a versatile spice that can be used in a variety of different Indian curries and sabjis, especially Punjabi dishes. It can also be used in biryani or vegetable pulao.Delhi Kadhai MasalaMarinate your chicken, beef, mutton or lamb in ginger paste, garlic paste and the Delhi Kadhai MasalaHeat oil in a panAdd chopped tomato to the pan and cook until softAdd the marinated chicken, beef, mutton or lamb to the panCook until chicken, beef, mutton or lamb is tenderAdd green chilliesCurry PowderCurry Masala acts as an excellent all purpose seasoning that enhances the flavor of chicken, vegetables, soups, stews, sauces and marinades.Hot Madras CurryHot Madras Curry is a versatile spice blend that can be used for chutney, curry, vegetables, chicken, lamb, rice and gravy.Magic MasalaCook NoodlesMix Magic Masala with the cooked noodlesWhat makes ALCO Foods' masalas unique?PREMIUM QUALITY AND TASTEWe are very diligent in our efforts to procure the highest quality spices in the world. The aroma and bold flavors of our spices will make you fall in love with experimenting and trying new flavors in the kitchen.100% NATURALWe do not add any artificial flavors, so all of the spices are 100% natural and ethically sourced directly from the Earth. We believe you should never have to use artificial flavors when the Earth provides so many great tasting natural flavors for us. There are also no added preservatives. We are committed to serving you food products that you can feel safe consuming. We believe that you should always know what you are eating, which is why we do not use any strange chemicals created in a lab to help extend the shelf life of our products.ETHICALLY SOURCEDWe are committed to strengthening our community, which is why all of our spices are ethically sourced and purchased from farmers in India.", "title": "All Purpose Indian Masalas", "author": "no_inputs", "image": "//cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0580/9861/4464/articles/Untitled_design_57_1100x.png?v=1652511101", "image_alt": "alco foods All Purpose Indian Masalas", "url": "/blogs/alco-foods-101/all-purpose-indian-masalas", "published_at": "May 14, 2022" }}}