Have you ever wanted to cook Indian food but were too intimidated by the long list of spices to try? Or were you put off by having to buy bags of spices when you only needed a couple of teaspoons? Maybe you just don’t have space in your kitchen to stock up on Indian spices and staples?
We love the magic that happens when families and friends get together to cook and eat. At Veena’s Market, we’re all about bringing exotic variety to your home cooking and making it easy to cook authentic, fresh and healthy Indian food.
Cooking a curry is not hard if you have the right ingredients and the right recipe. With the cook it yourself kits from Veena’s Market, you get just that.
We buy fresh, whole spices and hand craft each blend in small quantities. Once the blends are made, we package them right away to keep them as fresh as possible.
Read more on how our unique hand crafted recipe kits work.
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Read what customers have to say about cooking with Veena's Market recipe kits.
Organic spices are not only healthier, they also have more flavor. Roughly 85% of our spices are organic with the only exceptions due to lack of availability. Some of these spices are also fairtrade certified and we continue to search for fairtrade sources for the others.
Ethical sourcing is also very important to us. Basmati rice has been cultivated in India and Pakistan for more than 3000 years. True Basmati rice can only be grown in the foothills of the Himalayas and not developed in American labs. We support the livelihoods of Himalayan rice farmers by buying certified Basmati rice. Our ingredients are all natural and as fresh as possible – there are no artificial food coloring or other chemicals in our products.
We have minimized packaging everywhere we can. The labels are made of 100% recycled material and are processed chlorine free. Even our office printer paper is FSC certified 80% post-consumer recycled material. The bags containing food are specially formulated to act as moisture and oxygen barriers, keeping ingredients as fresh as possible without the use of chemicals.
As a small business, we are proud to work with other local and small businesses.
Shipping is always free on orders over $60. On all other orders, we charge the standard USPS rates. We do not make money on shipping or handling. We’re always working to negotiate cheaper shipping options and will pass on those savings to you.
As a child growing up in South India, Veena's mom made delicious and healthy food every day. She didn’t know how lucky she was until she moved away from home and realized how much she missed the food! Not only was it difficult to find authentic recipes but it was also a challenge to find spices and other “unusual” ingredients.
From discovering new ethnic grocery stores to cooking lessons in other countries, she loves the thrill of stepping into another culture. She values authenticity in cuisine and would love to help preserve food traditions. Though a foodie at heart, Veena's life took many twists and turns through life and the corporate world before she embarked on her culinary career.
Veena now lives in Seattle, where people not only appreciate good food but demand it. She feels very much at home in this culinary mecca.
"The Egg Curry was delicious, I anticipate making it again, many times in the future. It was so easy. Instructions in the kit were simple to follow and I appreciated not having to buy all the separate ingredients which would have left me with bottles of leftover spice. Most importantly, the final product was great, as good as any restaurant. I have already recommended the dish to my friends and family and I also plan to give packages as gifts." - Anna