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authentic indian spice blends

I must say, that was some of the best tasting Indian food I have ever had the pleasure of tasting
— Jamie W
Just cooked the Gujarati Chicken Masala, absolutely gorgeous! Easy to follow recipe, even my fussy children loved it!
— Georgina T

Hello and welcome to Mama Dor’s Kitchen!

Here you’ll find a wide range of spice blends that enable you to make authentic Indian food at home, in a simple and healthy way.

As well as being totally delicious, all the spice blends are sugar & gluten free, suitable for vegans and work beautifully with a wide variety of diets.

Each blend is provided in an environmentally friendly, refillable glass spice jar. On top of that, every blend comes with a simple, easy to follow, laminated recipe card.

While small and compact, each jar contains enough spice blend for twelve servings. That will feed a family of four, 3 times!

Originating from India, all spice blends are authentic, homemade and have been passed down many generations of the Dor family kitchen! So, if you're looking for a Chicken Korma blend, you're in the wrong place! However, if you're looking for authentic flavours that the whole family, please do check out the wide range of blends on offer!

Shipping is offered throughout the UK (with FREE shipping on any order over £20).

 
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Just had an amazing meal ... Bombay Potatoes, Gujarati Chicken Masala and Onion Bhajis. Fantastic flavours and super easy recipes to follow
— Kate T

CONTACT

Email: hello@mamadorskitchen.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mamadorskitchen

Tel: 07834 117272

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Meet MAMA DOR

Hi I’m Giz, chief spice mixologist at Mama Dor’s Kitchen!

I’m born & bred in Birmingham, and Indian food has always been a huge part of my life. And living in Brum has meant that I’ve been surrounded by a wonderful fusion of cultures and flavours.

I was taught and encouraged to cook from a very young age, making a variety of dishes that the whole family enjoyed (most of the time!). My dad would always tease me and give a score out of ten for each meal I’d created (he had high standards though, and a perfect ten was a coveted thing!). I had mastered the art of round rotis (chapatis) by the age of seven, which made my mum very proud. Wonderful happy memories of growing up around tasty, healthy food with my fabulous family.

So, as a result, I’m always cooking for friends. But I’ve always been sad that so many of my friends shy away from cooking Indian food, opting for a jar or a takeaway. Or frustratingly, try making their own and have to pay a fortune for numerous spices that they’ll never use again. So I thought I’d change that!

All my spice blends are created by hand, using spices ground and sourced from a wonderful mill in Blackburn. They are all based on recipes that have been passed on through many generations of the Dor family! And they are blends I use every day with my family.

So, I really hope you enjoy them. If you have suggestions or ideas for new creations, I’d love to hear from you!

Mama Dor’s food is absolutely amazing! I recently joined slimming world and I have always love an Indian takeaway. Not only is the food unbelievably tasty and easy to cook, it’s all healthy hearty cooking and saved me a fortune!
— Shannon

Where to Buy

There’s a few ways you can get your hands on Mama Dor’s Spice Blends.

I offer shipping throughout the UK, so don’t despair if you don’t live in Oxfordshire! Shipping is FREE for any order over £20. Click here for the online shop.

If you’re local to Oxfordshire and would prefer to buy from a retailer, there’s a number of options for you too!

Calnan Butcher’s in Watlington

A fabulous family butchers delivering high quality meats and foods for over 40 years.

Address: 3 High Street, Watlingon, OX49 5PZ

K and B Family Butcher’s in Princes Risborough

A wonderful family run Butcher’s in the heart of Princes Risborough.

Address: 4 High Street, Princes Risborough, HP27 0AX

The Market Garden in Eynsham

A wonderful low waste retailer where you can pick up a range of fresh produce as well as dry goods. And coming soon, a fabulous cafe too!

Address: 32-34 Mill Street, Eynsham, OX29 4JS

Peterley Manor Farm Shop in Great Missenden

2019 winner of Best Farm Shop in the Chilterns, this is a wonderful shop to pick up all your fresh produce. Make sure you head to the Wild Strawberry Cafe after you’ve shopped for the best homemade cake!

Address: Peterley Lane, Great Missenden, HP16 0HH

Wholefoods Pantry in Thame

Leading the way in low waste shopping, The Wholefoods Pantry is a little gem based in Thame.

Address: 1 East Street, Thame, OX9 3JS

COME AND SAY HELLO!

I love to meet customers; there’s nothing better than talking about food, and of course curry! If you’d like to come and say hello, find out more about me, the spices or just to have a chat about food, here’s a list of upcoming events that you’ll find me at. I look forward to seeing you!

Saturday October 19th, 9am to 1pm AT Bucksum Farm Shop, producer’s pop up

I’ll have a pop up stall at the wonderful Bucksum Producer’s Market. Come and buy the freshest fruit and vegetables from the Farm Shop, then come and buy your spices from me!

Address: Shabbington Fields Farm, Long Crendon Road, HP18 9EU

Wednesday 23rd October, 6pm at K&B Family butchers: cookery masterclass

A great evening to pick up some fabulous cooking skills! Learn how to prepare lamb, how to make my delicious Karahi Lamb (and have a taster!), how to make sausages as well as how to make the perfect cup of coffee. There might be a few goodies to takeaway too!

£30 per person. To book, call the team on 01844 344025.

Address: 4 High Street, Morris House, Princes Risborough, HP27 0AX

Saturday 2nd November, 10am to 2pm at Peterley manor farm shop: tasting day

Come and have a taste of Mama Dor’s curry, all ready cooked for you! I’ll have samples of a couple of favourites, so you’ll be able to taste the deliciousness for yourselves! While you’re in there, have a browse of the wonderful fresh produce on offer in the farm shop too. It’s your Saturday night curry taken care of!

Address: Peterley Lane, HP16 0HH

Saturday 16th november, 12noon to 3pm at STOKENCHURCH primary SCHOOL: christmas fete

Christmas is fast approaching! Get your Christmas gifts sorted, or just get some great goodies for yourself!

Address: George Road, Siokenchurch, HP14 3RN

Sunday 17th November, 9.30am to 4.30pm at BRILL Memorial Hall: BRILL ARTISAN FAIR

Because where else would you want to be on a Sunday?! Another great opportunity to get ahead with your Christmas planning!

Address: Brill Memorial Hall, 19 Church Street, Brill, HP18 9RT

Friday 22nd November, 9.30am to 3pm at thame barn’s centre: Christmas Fair

While the kids are at school and you’re ‘working from home’, pop up to this beautiful venue in the heart of Thame and get that Christmas shopping sorted out! And while you’re there, treat yourself to coffee and cake in their festive cafe too!

Address: Church Road, Thame, OX9 3AJ

Saturday 23rd November, 10am to 3pm at Thomley Hall Christmas Market

Thomley Hall is a magical place for people of all abilities and disabilities, and I’m very pleased to be part of their Christmas Market. There’ll be plenty to do for the kids (maybe even an appearance from Santa!), somewhere to sit and have a mince pie and of course, the opportunity to buy your Christmas gifts and your Saturday night curry essentials!

Address: Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, HP18 9JZ

Friday 29th November, 6pm to 8pm at Mill Lane School Christmas Bazaar

We’re really getting into the Christmas spirit by now! A great opportunity to bring the kids along and enjoy some Christmas fun! Plenty to do, eat and buy, Don’t miss out!

Address: Mill Lane, Chinnor, OX39 4RF

Saturday 30th november 10am to 3.30pm at Tetsworth memorial Hall Christmas Market

A lovely village market full of wonderful crafters and artists - oh and me! Enjoy a mooch, meet Santa and buy even more Chistmas gifts!

Address: 62 High Street, Tetsworth, OX9 7AB

SUNDAY 1st December 2pm to 5pm at Chinnor Community Pavillion Christmas Market

OK, its December now; we can really go all out on Christmas celebrations and shopping! There’s no excuse now, come and grab some unique Christmas gifts and bring me a mince pie!

Address: The Playing Fields, Station Road, Chinnor, OX39 4PU

Saturday 7th december 12noon to 4pm at Beaconsfield High School Christmas Market

What, you still haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet?! There’s still time! Come and see me in Beaconsfield, order your Mama Dor’s gift box or simply pick up you Saturday night curry essentials!

Address: Wattleton Road, BEaconsfield, HP9

Sunday 8th December 4pm to 6pm at Great Milton Primary School Christmas Fete

It’s Sunday evening and you need some Christmas cheer? Come and see me in the beautiful village of Great Milton. By now, you know what I’m selling! Bring me a mince pie!

Address: High Street, Great Milton, OX44 7NT

We don’t have takeaways anymore because they are a disappointment in comparison to Mama Dor’s
— Sam

RECIPE INSPIRATION 

All Mama Dor’s blends come with an easy to follow recipe card to give you an authentic Indian dish.

But the blends are versatile and many can be used to create new and entirely different dishes, with an authentic flavour! On this page, you’ll find new ideas and recipes using Mama Dor’s blends. The recipes have been provided as a downloadable PDF, so that you can print or save in your favourite Mama Dor’s folder!

If you have a recipe you’ve used that you’d like added to this page, drop me an email here - remember to add pictures to your recipe ideas!

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Pumpkin & Chickpea Curry

This is a wonderful no-meat winter warmer! Made with the deliciously tangy Chana (Chickpea) Masala Spice Blend, it’s simple and incredibly moorish!

Click here for the recipe

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Sweetcorn and red onion fritters

Using Mama Dor’s Onion Bhaji mix, create these healthy and delicious bite sized fritters. A perfect way to get vegetables into your little ones, and no deep frying required!

Click here for the recipe

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Non-Fried Crispy Chicken

Try this non-friend crispy chicken, using Mama Dor’s Gujarati Chicken Masala Spice Blend. This recipe uses ground almonds instead of breadcrumbs to make it gluten-free. And is baked rather than fried to keep it healthy.

Click here for the recipe

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Tandoori Prawns

Perfect for the BBQ. Simple to make. Delicious to eat. What more can you ask for?!

Click here for the recipe

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Vegetable Fritters

Another simple way to get vegetables into your little ones (and fussy adults too!). This recipe uses the Mama Dor’s Onion Bhaji Blend. Play around with the vegetables you use, this is a really versatile dish!

Click here for the recipe

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Garlic Naan Bread

This one doesn’t use any of my Spice Blends, but it’s a recipe that many people ask for. And it’s my favourite naan bread recipe, it never fails!

Click here for the recipe

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Lamb ‘Kleftico’

Slow roasted lamb shoulder. This recipe uses the Mama Dor’s Karahi Lamb Spice Blend. The prep takes less than 5mins, and then it’s a case of leaving it in the oven, while you go about your day! Simple and delicious.

Click here for the recipe

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Chapatis

Again, there’s no using Mama Dor’s spice blends for this one. But this one is a Dor family favourite. Simple, healthy and so quick to make!

Click here for the recipe

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Bombay Vegetables

Sometimes, veg needs a bit of spicing up! And when that happens, use the Mama Dor’s Bombay Potatoes Spice Blend to make a simple & nutritious side dish.

Click here for the recipe

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Roasted Spiced Cauliflower

This one could not be an easier! Made using the Saag Aloo Spice Blend, it brings out the delicious sweetness of the cauliflower, with minimal effort.

Click here for the recipe

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Gujarati Chicken Pilau

Using the Gujarati Chicken Masala spice blend, learn how to easily turn this into a delicious, hearty pilau. A wholesome and simple family meal. Chillies are optional!

Click here for the recipe

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Bhindi (Okra) Bhaji

Okra is absolutely delicious when cooked correctly! Using the Bombay Potatoes Spice Blend, make this simple Bhindi Bhaji for a delicious side dish!

Click here for the recipe

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Vegan Vegetable Paratha

These were always a favourite of mine growing up. So simple and easy to make. All you’ll need is chapati dough (above) and some leftover cooked Bombay Potatoes. Alternatively, use any other filling you fancy!

Click here to download the how to video

Cookery Lessons

Do you love Indian food and want to learn more about the spices and techniques? Or do you simply lack the confidence to cook for the family? Look no further! Book for two or three hours and make the perfect Indian meal, tailored to suit the needs of you and your family.

Cookery lessons are best one to one, but are also great fun with friends (no more than six people). They are undertaken at your house so it’s an environment that you are happy and comfortable in.

You decide on the menu, and I’ll provide you with the spice blends (up to three blends, per two hours booked) and a shopping list of ingredients you’ll need on the day.

It’s £40 per hour (regardless of how many people are cooking), which includes the spice blends.

Limited to Bucks and Oxfordshire area only. Gift vouchers are also available.

Contact Giz for more information, or to book.

Great afternoon in kitchen cooking everything up and watch eye of MD and now tucking in to the spoils of the afternoon toils. Can’t imagine settling for the same old takeaways again, and with plenty spare to put in the freezer - I’m almost looking forward to that late night last minute meal! If you’ve never cooked Indian food before or just want to spread your wings in to some thing new - this is the experience day for you. Five stars all round Mama D!
— Tim