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French Vadouvan - Southern India style

French Vadouvan - Southern India style

Bring the flavors of French-Indian cuisine to your kitchen with French Vadouvan, a blend that adds complexity and depth to your dishes.


Flavor Profile:

This blend features black pepper, cardamom, cumin, curry leaf, fennel, fenugreek, garlic, mustard, nutmeg, onion, red pepper, rosemary, thyme, and turmeric. It offers a combination of warm, spicy, and slightly sweet flavors.


Pairing Suggestions:

  • Curries: Use French Vadouvan to season traditional curries with chicken, beef, or vegetables.
  • Soups and Stews: Add depth and warmth to soups and stews with this blend.
  • Rice Dishes: Enhance the flavor of rice dishes like pilafs and biryanis.
  • Marinades: Create flavorful marinades for meats and tofu using this blend.


Recipe Ideas:

  • Vadouvan Chicken Curry: Cook chicken pieces with onions, garlic, ginger, and French Vadouvan. Add tomatoes and coconut milk, simmer until tender, and serve with rice.
  • Spiced Lentil Soup: Sauté onions, garlic, and ginger with French Vadouvan. Add lentils, vegetable broth, and tomatoes. Simmer until lentils are cooked through and serve with naan bread.
  • Vadouvan Spiced Rice Pilaf: Cook basmati rice with onions, garlic, and French Vadouvan. Add peas and carrots, and garnish with fresh cilantro.


French Vadouvan is a unique and flavorful spice blend that has been loved in southern India for centuries. The blend of black pepper, cardamom, cumin, curry leaf, fennel, fenugreek, garlic, mustard, nutmeg, onion, red pepper, rosemary, thyme, and turmeric work together to create a complex and aromatic taste.


One of the standout ingredients in French Vadouvan is the curry leaf, which is commonly used in Indian cooking. This herb adds a distinct flavor that is slightly sweet and nutty. Along with the curry leaf, the blend includes warming spices like cumin and black pepper, and sweet spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.


The inclusion of onion in this blend is what sets it apart from other curry blends. It provides a rich and sweet flavor that makes it perfect for use as a marinade for shrimp or fish. It can also be used to add a unique twist to chicken salad or other dishes that call for curry spices.


Another standout ingredient in this blend is turmeric, which is known for its bright yellow color and earthy flavor. Turmeric also has numerous health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory properties.


French Vadouvan is a versatile spice blend that can be used in a variety of dishes. It is perfect for use in Indian-inspired curries, but it can also be used to add flavor to grilled meats, roasted vegetables, and even dips and spreads.


At Oak City Spice Blends, we are committed to using only high-quality ingredients in our blends. Our French Vadouvan contains no MSG, preservatives, or fillers, ensuring that you are getting only the best and most flavorful spices in every dish. Try it today and experience the unique and delicious flavor of French Vadouvan.


Here are some recipe suggestions that incorporate the French Vadouvan spice blend:


  • Spiced Omelette: Whisk together eggs with a splash of milk and the French Vadouvan spice blend. Cook in a pan until the omelet is set, then fold in your choice of cheese, herbs, and vegetables.
  • Breakfast Hash: Saute onions, garlic, and potatoes in a pan with the French Vadouvan spice blend. Top with a fried egg and a sprinkle of chopped fresh herbs.


  • Spiced Carrot Soup: Cook chopped carrots with onion, garlic, and the French Vadouvan spice blend until tender. Blend until smooth and creamy, then serve with a dollop of plain yogurt.
  • Chickpea and Spinach Curry: Saute garlic, onion, and the French Vadouvan spice blend in a pan, then add canned chickpeas, diced tomatoes, and spinach. Simmer until the flavors meld together, then serve over rice.


  • Grilled Chicken with Vadouvan Marinade: Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and the French Vadouvan spice blend to make a marinade. Marinate chicken for at least 30 minutes, then grill until cooked through.
  • Roasted Root Vegetables: Toss diced carrots, parsnips, and sweet potatoes with olive oil and the French Vadouvan spice blend. Roast in the oven until tender and caramelized.

    Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cumin, Curry Leaf, Fennel, Fenugreek, Garlic, Mustard, Nutmeg, Onion, Red Pepper,Rosemary, Thyme, Turmeric


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