ZIZIRA’S SUPER SAVER PACKS

7 SPICES FROM MEGHALAYA

Get the most of Meghalaya’s finest spices with our super saver packs. Zizira brings you these natural, wholesome spices straight from the hills of Meghalaya.

Select from our 7 best-selling spices - Lakadong Turmeric, Szechuan Pepper, Black Pepper, Black cardamom, Ginger powder, Black Sesame Seeds and Lemongrass. Each super saver pack weighs 400gms-1kg which is ideal for large families or cooking enthusiasts.

Price: ₹599 – ₹1,999/- each

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Benefits of Using Super Saver Packs

  • Traditional Farming: Grown out in the sun, under the rain, using traditional Khasi agricultural wisdom, our products are free from harmful chemicals. We take great care in ensuring that our farmers follow ethical farming practices.
  • Pure & Authentic: From the farms to your family, we oversee the cleaning, processing & packaging of these spices to ensure you receive quality, pure products – the best that Meghalaya has to offer.
  • Conscious Business: All our products are sourced from small family farms in Meghalaya. Most of our farmers grow these products for themselves and share a part of their produce with the Zizira community.
  • Save More: Get more than what you pay for with our Super Saver Packs.

Choose from These 7 Natural Herbs and Spices

Use Code: SUPER20 to get 20% OFF on orders above Rs. 1,999/-

Black Sesame Seeds 500g

Rs. 899/-

Black Pepper 500g

Rs. 799/-

Lemongrass 400g

Rs. 599/-

Lakadong Turmeric
1kg

Rs. 1,999/-

Szechuan Pepper 500g

Rs. 799/-

Black Cardamom 400g

Rs. 999/-

Ginger Powder 500g

Rs. 899/-

From Farmers to You

Located at the source, the rich natural region of Meghalaya, Zizira partners directly with the farmers of Meghalaya to bring you pure, naturally grown, and high-quality products to your doorstep.

Our Customers Reviews

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"It's been a year I have started purchasing products from Zizira... Pure and Authentic products. Loved their Turmeric and Golden Ker powder."

- Srikanth Venkumahanti -

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I just received my 7-9 % turmeric today and it's just amazing. Has a very strong fragrance and distinctive flavor. Can easily differentiate between my old turmeric powder and Lakadong turmeric be it with color or fragrance. I thank Zizira for providing the best quality of spices and also helping the farmers in making a good income.

- Sandeep YJ -

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High quality, unadulterated and feels like homegrown organic turmeric. The best turmeric I have used to date. The aroma, the taste and texture of the turmeric is simply amazing!

- Dev Raj Kakati -

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The true Golden Spice of India.

- Ankit Kamalia -

Unprocessed, Raw, Direct from the Farmers. Caringly brought to you by Zizira.

Black Pepper

Known as the king of spices, black pepper is widely loved and extensively used by people all over the world.  It is a common household spice in many Indian homes that has been used for centuries as a seasoning as well as for traditional healing.

Known as 'Sohmarit' in the Khasi local language. The favourable factors Meghalaya’s hilly terrain make for excellent growing areas for black pepper for more than just consumption in our farmers homes.

Szechuan Pepper

Szechuan pepper or winged prickly ash is an essential spice used in Asian cuisines. It is known for the mouth-tingling sensation it leaves and its unique, fragrant aroma.

Our farmers harvest the pepper when it still has a pinkish-red husk. They are then sun-dried till it turns brown. Once dried, the farmers then separate the spikes which are made ready for storage.

Lakadong Turmeric Powder

Lakadong Turmeric is a special variety of turmeric that grows in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya. It is known for its medicinal qualities owing to its high curcumin content. The curcumin content in Lakadong Turmeric is between 7 to 9% (last test 2020), which is one of the highest, as against a mere 2 to 3% in most varieties of turmeric.

Curcumin is a component present in turmeric which gives turmeric its bright yellow colour and its incredible medicinal properties. So, the higher the curcumin content, the more valuable the turmeric.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a versatile aromatic herb that is grass-like and is used in Asian cuisines. Its versatility makes it suitable for almost anything from stir-fried foods to cocktails to tea! As its name suggests, it has a wonderful refreshing lemon-y flavor and aroma which is also accompanied with a whole lot of health benefits.

Our farmer partners from Umsning, Ri Bhoi district have carefully selected and harvested this unique aromatic herb for you to experience a little twist in your recipes. The dried leaves have a subtle pale green colour with an intense citrusy aroma.

Black Cardamom

Black cardamom also known as badi elaichi or kali elaichi is a very popular spice that is found almost in every Indian kitchen. Although its name suggests being black, the pods are often dark brown to chestnut brown in colour. This spice has always been loved by chefs for its bold and smoky flavor that it gives to aromatic, savoury dishes.

Zizira’s black cardamom is naturally and traditionally grown. The intense aroma and flavour of this spice puts it in the warming spice category along with black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and cumin seeds combined together forming a very famous Indian spice mix- “Garam Masala”.

Ginger Powder

Ginger is one of the most loved spices in our kitchen with tremendous health benefits. It is rich in properties like antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-nausea, and much more.

Zizira's ginger is grown in the traditional farms of Meghalaya. It has a pale yellow colour with a strong taste and flavour. This ginger is pure and is free from any chemical pesticides. We have partnered with farmers from Ri Bhoi District to bring you this spice that you can use for your daily cooking.

Black Sesame Seeds

It is an ingredient used in many traditional cuisines in Meghalaya and in many other Asian cuisines. It is known as “Nei iong” in Khasi and “Kali til” in Hindi.

Based on the different colors of the seed coat, sesame seeds are divided into white sesame, black sesame, and yellow sesame, of which white sesame and black sesame seeds are the most common.

Black sesame seeds impart a slightly more intense flavor which is strong and nutty with a crunch to it. These seeds are known to be nutritious with high protein, low oil, and high melanin and are very versatile when it comes to their culinary uses.

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Lemongrass

Lemongrass is a versatile aromatic herb that is grass like and is mostly used in Asian cuisines. Its versatility makes it suitable for almost anything from stir-fried foods to cocktails to tea! As its name suggests, it has a wonderful refreshing lemony flavor and aroma which is also accompanied with a whole lot of health benefits.

Zizira’s lemongrass is naturally and traditionally grown by farmers of Meghalaya. The dried leaves have a subtle pale green color with an intense citrusy aroma. Our farmer partners from Umsning, Ri Bhoi district have carefully selected and harvested this unique aromatic herb for you to experience a little twist in your recipes.

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Black Cardamom

Black cardamom also known as badi elaichi or kali elaichi is a very popular spice that is found mostly in every Indian kitchen. Although its name suggests being black, but the pods are often dark brown to chestnut brown in color. This spice has always been loved by chefs for its bold and smoky flavor that it gives to savory dishes.

The intense aroma and flavor of this spice has put it in the warming spice category along with black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and cumin seeds combined together forming a very famous Indian spice mix- “Garam Masala”.

Zizira’s black cardamom are naturally and traditionally grown by our farmer partners from Meghalaya who have put in the effort to provide you with high-quality spices that you can use in your daily cooking.

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How We Work

Over the years, we have build up trusting relations with ethical farmers of Meghalaya. By partnering with farmers, we bridge the gap by selling their rich produce to urban customers across India. We deeply care about where each and every ingredient we use comes from and give utmost importance to providing pure and safe products to our customers.

Try out our products and experience the care that comes from a customer-centric brand.

Uses of Black Pepper

  • Black pepper is more than just a kitchen staple but is used medicinally in ancient medicines. It has several good nutrients and vitamins. The active component, piperine, is known for various health benefits.
  • In northeast India it is also used to spice up pickles and curries giving them a distinctive aroma and flavour.
  • While black pepper is great to add flavour to your meals, most people use it to relieve sinus infections, make healthy hot soups and add a lot of black pepper.
  • Add to salad dressings with salt, olive oil and cider vinegar.

Shelf-life

Black pepper can last for twelve months if it is properly stored. The fruits do not get spoilt, but it will start to lose their potency with time and will not flavour or show its benefits as intended.

Uses of Szechuan Pepper 

Szechuan pepper: Crush the peppercorns to fine powders and sprinkle them in your biryanis, curries, chutneys, and soups.

  • Blend the powder with some salt and black pepper and rub in on the chicken or any meat to marinate it.
  • Blend it with some salt and sprinkle it over fried chicken or any of your fried dishes.
  • Mix it into mayonnaise and use it for making your salads or sandwich spread.
  • Melt butter and add powdered Szechuan to it along with some shrimp. Sauté it until the shrimp becomes pink and firm. Add this to your vegetable salad.
  • Blend powdered Szechuan with some tomato sauce/paste, cumin powder, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Sauté some chicken cubes in oil with some garlic. Add the tomato paste and heat it. Add some chicken broth to it to lower the consistency of the broth. Serve this with some bread, buns, pasta, or rice.

Shelf-life

Szechuan peppercorn can last for twelve months if it is properly stored. The powder does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency with time and will not flavour or show its benefits as intended.

Uses of Lakadong Turmeric Powder

You can use Lakadong turmeric for cooking and to make healthy drinks. Lakadong turmeric with hot water and lemon or a pinch of black pepper can be had first thing in the morning to improve immunity.

  • Golden milk: Infuse turmeric in boiling milk along with other spices like cinnamon, black pepper to extract the goodness of curcumin in the turmeric. Black pepper helps the body to absorb curcumin better
  • Golden honey: Turmeric is used to avoid certain sicknesses like the flu and cold. Mix turmeric powder and raw honey for a perfect Golden Honey remedy.
  • Create your own Turmeric Tea for healthy tea: Add 1tsp of Turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp of Black pepper powder to a cup of boiling water. 1 tsp of virgin coconut oil, 3 slices of raw ginger and cinnamon for flavour. Stir them together and enjoy your cup of turmeric tea.

Shelf-life

Our Lakadong turmeric can last for 1-2 years if it is properly stored. The powder does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency with time and will not flavour or show its benefits as intended.

Uses of Lemongrass

Lemongrass Tea

  • Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 to 3 teaspoons of dried lemongrass chunks
  • Steep for at least five minutes
  • Strain the tea
  • Enjoy hot or add ice cubes for iced lemongrass tea

Lemongrass Juice

Ingredients:

  • 250 g lemongrass chunks
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 L of water
  • 150 g powdered sugar
  • 4 large ice cubes

Directions:

  • Heat 1 L of water in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add in the lemongrass and simmer for about 5-8 minutes.
  • Strain the water into a large jug.
  • Add the sugar and salt, stir well until dissolved, and pour the mixture into another pan.
  • Bring to a boil and remove it from flame. Allow it to cool completely.
  • Add some ice cubes to a glass and pour the juice over it.
  • Serve chilled.

Shelf-life

These lemongrass chunks can last for about 2-3 years if it is properly stored in an airtight container. The essential oils in it are responsible for its unique and intense aroma and flavour which may be reduced if it is not properly stored in a cool and dark area.

Uses of Black Cardamom

For use in your daily dish

  • Crush few Pods of black cardamom and put them into your dish during cooking to enhance and intensify the taste of other ingredients.
  • It has a nice flavour and aroma that stimulates the taste buds when used in your daily food like dal and rice.

As a mouth freshener

  • Take a few ground pieces of black cardamom and chew them after taking your daily meals to get rid of the bad breath.

Garam Masala Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Black cardamom - 20gm
  • Cinnamon sticks - 20gm
  • Cloves - 10gm
  • Cumin seeds - 20gm
  • Black pepper seeds - 20 gm

Instructions :

  • Take a pan and heat it on medium flame. It would take about 2 minutes to heat up.
  • Add all raw spices in pan and roast them for about 5 minutes on medium flame.
  • After 5 minutes, switch off the stove. Mix well.
  • Keep aside the roasted spices for 10 minutes to cool down to room temperature.
  • Once they cool down, Grind the whole/raw spices together in a grinder to a smooth powder.
  • After grinding, sieve the Masala powder to remove the leftover threads of Cardamom as they will not taste good in mouth when eating the dish.
  • The Garam masala is ready to use and can be preserved for about 6 months in an airtight container.

Shelf-life

Whole Black cardamom can stay at its best quality for about 1 year if it is properly stored in airtight containers. The spice does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency over time and will not flavor food as it is intended.

Uses of Lemongrass

Lemongrass Tea

  • Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 to 3 teaspoons of dried lemongrass chunks.
  • Steep for at least five minutes. 
  • Strain the tea. 
  • Enjoy hot or add ice cubes for iced lemongrass tea

Shelf-life

These lemongrass chunks can last for about 2-3 years if it is properly stored in an airtight container. The essential oils in it is responsible for its unique and intense aroma and flavor which may be reduced if it is not properly stored in a cool and dark area.

Uses of Black Cardamom

For use in your daily dish

  • Crush few Pods of black cardamom and put them into your dish during cooking to enhance and intensify the taste of other ingredients.
  • It has a nice flavour and aroma that stimulates the taste buds when used in your daily food like dal and rice.

Shelf-life

Whole Black cardamom can stay at its best quality for about 1 year if it is properly stored in airtight containers. The spice does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency over time and will not flavor food as it is intended.

Uses of Ginger

You can use Zizira's ginger in your daily cooking. Here are a few ways to use Zizira's ginger:

  • One teaspoon of ginger powder can be added to your food for flavour as well as for its benefits.
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of the powder can be added in your morning and evening teas.
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of the powder taken with honey before bedtime may help in relieving cold and cough in both children and adults.

Shelf-life

Ginger can last for twelve months if it is properly stored. The powder does not get spoilt, but it will start to lose its potency with time. It will not flavour or show its benefits as intended when it exceeds the period of twelve months.

Uses of Black Sesame Seeds

You can use Zizira's ginger in your daily cooking. Here are a few ways to use Zizira's ginger:

  • Dry roast the seeds lightly under a low flame for a few minutes. The flavor of these seeds gets enhanced on roasting. Sprinkle these roasted seeds over salad, sandwich, stir-fried food items or baked goods.
  • Roasted or unroasted seeds can be mixed with yogurt or smoothies to give them that nutty flavor.
  • Black sesame seed laddu

Shelf-life

Black sesame seeds can last for about 1-2 years if the seeds are properly stored in an airtight container in a cool and dry area as this will avoid the seeds from turning rancid.

Pure, Unadulterated. Traditionally Grown Herbs Spices of Meghalaya

At Zizira, we believe there are undiscovered treasures in the hills of Meghalaya. Abundant rainfall, rich soil, high altitude, hilly terrain, fresh air and clean water. These natural conditions, combined with traditional farming methods, produce unusual plants and crops found in few places in the world.

If you’re looking for superior quality products from the hills of Meghalaya, your search ends here.

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Meghalaya is Our Home

For five years, Zizira has been exploring the far corners of our state for the best ingredients and most reliable farmers so that we can buy, process, and sell top quality products to thousands of conscious consumers like yourself. We do it all so that we can be your trusted source for pure products for years to come.

Whether you are looking for local herbs & spices for your kitchen or for a refreshing spicy healthy drink, we can bring you unique ingredients all the way from our remote and pristine region of India.

We give you peace of mind in knowing your ingredients are sourced from select family farms, freshly processed, unadulterated, and delivered to your home so that you can be confident that you are getting the best products from our farmers.

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