Caper Berbere – A Flavourful BBQ Seasoning Powder from Ishka Farms

Capers with their robust flavour are a favourite with restaurant chefs, home chefs, cooking aficionados and foodies. While you can use capers in different ways for your gastronomical fare, you may have never tried them as a versatile spice mix. Have we piqued your curiosity? 

Say ‘hola’ to Caper Berbere, a flavourful BBQ seasoning powder from Ishka Farms!

A Spice Blend Made to Absolute Perfection

Caper Berbere is a perfect blend of umami-rich Caper Salt, Sea Salt and Black Pepper sourced from Ishka Farms and wholesome goodness of spices such as chilli, ginger, smoked paprika, coriander, cumin, fennel and nutmeg sourced from farms of Tamil Nadu. This BBQ powder inspired by Ethiopian cuisine delights all your senses with its earthy and robust aroma.

What else makes Caper Berbere a treasure trove for your kitchen? It is made on our sustainably run farm. You can rest assured that it is free from added sugars, preservatives, colours and flavours. It makes your dish taste better and fresher.

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One Spice Mix, Versatile Culinary Delights

We have crafted Caper Berbere in such a way that you would be pleasantly surprised by the number of ways you can put it to use. 

  • Barbeque

Throwing a backyard bash? Offering a new barbeque menu? Then, Caper Berbere BBQ powder is a must-have in your spice box. After grilling or pan-frying, you can sprinkle it on the barbeque food as per your liking.

  • Marinating 

You can also use Caper Berbere to marinate your vegetables, lean meats, poultry foods, and fish and other seafood before roasting, grilling or barbequing. Go for a dry rub with salt or in combination with olive oil or curd.

Sprinkle a generous amount of Caper Berbere on steaks of meat, chicken, fish or even vegetables like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Toss them in a pan and sear with butter for a few minutes. The spice mix will not only enhance the aroma and nuttiness but also give you a sensory experience while relishing the food.

  • Baking

You can even enjoy crunchy croutons seasoned with Caper Berbere. Sprinkle it on the croutons along with olive oil before putting them in the oven. Enjoy with soup or as munchies!

You can similarly use Caper Berbere to add a mild spicy punch to vegetables such as brinjals and sweet potatoes before baking them.

  • Tempering

‘Tadka’ or tempering is the soul of Indian food. Caper Berbere makes an excellent tempering element for vegetable dips too.

BBQ seasoning powder Caper Berbere from Ishka Farms is an indispensable spice mix in your kitchen pantry. It can elevate even the humblest dish and add a zest to it. 

Try our Caper Berbere and share your recipes with us!

Finishing Salt from Ishka Farms: An All-Purpose Seasoning to Make Everything Taste Better

There are some things that you can’t live without when it comes to your food. You have to have them in your kitchen. An all-around seasoning is one such thing. It simply peps up the palate of most dishes without overshadowing their natural flavours. 

Ishka Farms Caper Pepper Sprinkle, a medley of black peppers and capers is the perfect finishing salt for all your seasoning needs. This magical sprinkle hits with a punch like no other flavour enhancer does! The sprinkle is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free with zero preservatives and chemicals.

Matchless Blend of Ingredients 

This sprinkle contains the aroma and heat of the best Black Peppercorns we source directly from the Western Ghats of Kerala. The Black Peppercorns are the dried form of green berries produced by a flowering vine called Pipernigrum. 

The second ingredient is Ishka Farms Caper Salt which brings pleasant savouriness to the sprinkle. The umami comes from Ishka Farms Flinders Rose (Caper Flower) that we cure in the mineral-rich Tuticorin Sea Salt. 

The subtle under notes of dehydrated onion powder and dehydrated garlic powder amplify the fruity notes of the Black Peppercorns in the sprinkle. 

The Ishka Sea Salt is the final ingredient that intensifies the flavours of the sprinkle.

Shake, Sprinkle, Season 

Do you know what’s the best thing about Ishka Farms Caper Pepper Sprinkle? You can get as creative as you want with the recipes. You can dust it on your favourite meals and pair it with practically everything!

For instance, you can use this finishing salt to season dips, marinades and dressings. You can sprinkle it or even use it generously in ricotta, hung curd, cheese or soup as per your taste. It also makes a great topping for fruits, eggs and popcorn. 

If you are bored of using the regular table salt and pepper seasoning for your fried snacks, then it’s time to switch to Ishka Farms Caper Pepper Sprinkle. It brings a touch of oomph to fried snacks such as cashew nuts, lotus stems, potato wedges, sweet potato wedges and yucca/cassava fries.

We also highly recommend it for Tempura (our all-time favourite by the way!).

Versatile Culinary Creations

Our in-house chefs and patrons have experimented with Ishka Farms Caper Pepper Sprinkle to put together a diverse range of recipes. Check out a few ideas:

  • Fattet Hummus
  • Whipped Ricotta with Capers
  • Turkish Eggs
  • Brioche Egg Sandwich
  • Tempura Prawns
  • Tempura Broccoli 
  • Corn Fritters
  • Crispy Potato, Sofrito & Buratta
  • Smoked Caper Sofrito Paneer Wrap
  • Fried Lotus Stems
  • Fried Cashews
  • Roasted Veggies and Ricotta Toastie
  • Simple Salad Dressing with Brine

We are pretty sure that you are itching to get your hands on these recipes. Well, fret not. You can find them on our website and Instagram handle.

Ishka Farms Caper Pepper Sprinkle should be in a chef’s pantry and at every dinner table in households. When are you ordering this finishing salt for your delicacies?

Kerala Hot Sauce from Ishka Farms: The Fiery Flavour Bomb That Will Blow Away Your Mind

Some people want it hot! They like to turn up the heat in their meals. They want to indulge their taste buds in tingly sensations. If you are among these people, you have come to the right place. The Kerala Hot Sauce from Ishka Farms is the right mix of heat and flavour. This chilli hot sauce takes the spiciness quotient in your food to the next level. 

A little fun fact for you: Kerala Hot Sauce measures a mild 2904 on the Scoville Scale, the popular method to measure to hotness of a chilli pepper. So, you can imagine the lip-numbing heat and pungency it carries in its flavours!

Let’s tell you more about this sauce we have soulfully created with love and passion on our farms.

Made from the Finest Ingredients 

We select nothing but only the choicest and real ingredients for Kerala Hot Sauce:

  • Kandari Chillies (Bird’s Eye Chillies): These small but quite hot white chillies are indigenous to Kerala, the Indian state known for its fragrant spices. Their unique spice and floral notes are the primary reasons why they are one of the star ingredients in this sauce.
  • Ishka Farms Green Peppercorns: They are the source of the peppery notes and lip numbing heat in the Kerala Hot Sauce. We source our green peppercorns for a farming  co-operative in north Kerala. We add them to the chilli hot sauce in the brined form.
  • Ishka Farms Capers: Our signature piquent and tangy capers bring in the unmistakable Ishka hallmark of flavour to the hot sauce.
  • Xanthan Gum: This ingredient brings in the pouring consistence of the sauce
  • Ishka Sea Salt and Apple Cider Vinegar: These two ingredients elevate all the flavours of the sacue

This sauce has no added sugar, preservatives or colour. 

Shop Chilli Hot Sauce by IshkaFarms

Drip, Dip, Drizzle, Dunk

The Kerala Hot Sauce is so versatile that it pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes and meals without overpowering their flavours. A few ways you can use this vegetarian chilli hot sauce are:

  • Sandwiches
  • Toasties
  • Pastas
  • Stews
  • Fried snacks and fritters
  • Salad dressings
  • Curries
  • Chaats (a variety of Indian street foods)
  • Marinades
  • Hung curd dips
  • Coconut chammandi or chutney (a type of sauce of Indian origin)
  • Tacos
  • Wraps
  • Rice paper rolls
  • Dumplings
  • Bloody Mary drink
  • Guacamole

We are pretty sure that Kerala Hot Sauce from Ishka Farms will be a big hit with your family and guests. It will make you and them come back for more. After all, it carries the experience of a land of spice in one spoonful.

Stock up this chilli hot sauce in your kitchen pantry because it is just what you want for a sauce on the side!