Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 23– “Season”

Hugh’s photo challenge hosted by the Lovely Ron this week… check it out here.


1. Take or choose a photo that you’ve taken which shows Season in it. 
2. Create a new post on your blog entitled “Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 23– “Season”
3. Add the photo(s) you have taken to the post and tell us a little about what you are showing.
4. Copy and paste your URL into the comments of this challenge post. The pingbacks are having a bit of a meltdown with some of the blogs lately, and to make doubly sure you are visited, do the copy and paste please.

The obvious did spring to mind, thinking about the four seasons, then the sports seasons, and before I had even scrolled down Ronovan’s post, I knew it had to be about seasoning… Food and me, we have a deep love!

In most households there will be a cupboard where your bottles of various seasonings are kept. Salt, pepper, dried herbs… they are all there to help flavour your dishes.

Now in an Indian household it is no different, though the way the spices are kept is uniform in each of our households. They are in this type of multi sectioned tin that we call a Masala Dabaa, or Spice Tin!

That is where we get all that amazing flavour! In my tin, I have salt, cumin, mustard seeds, turmeric, garam masala, chilli powder and in the small pot in the middle is asafoetida (though I have never used that.. my mum made this tin up for me when I moved into my own house and I just top it up!) The tins are usually stainless steel and have little spoons to use, to sprinkle the spices and seasonings.  There is no such thing as a measurement spoon in these, they come in all shapes and sizes, as we cook and use everything by andazaa, or by estimation!

(Don’t worry, on the other side of the cupboard where my flavour tin is kept, I have all the other bottles that are in western cupboards too!!!!)

So, without further ado, here is my entry, and a little haiku to go with it!



Indian staple
In every kitchen I know
Masala dabaa

Ritu 2016

42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Miss Dinie
    Apr 30, 2016 @ 23:48:52

    Without the spice tin,that looks just like my kitchen.. Just add Pimiento and Spanish Paprika!

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  2. oxygen4thejourney
    Apr 29, 2016 @ 22:54:23

    I would love to see a recipe one day step by step. I buy these spices and don’t know what to do with them. 🙂

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  3. Hugh's Views and News
    Apr 28, 2016 @ 13:13:48

    A great take on Ron’s challenge this week, Ritu.
    I’ve only seen spice trays like these in Indian Restaurants. Never seen them on sale anywhere, but I guess they can be found easily on the internet.

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  4. Sharon Yvonne
    Apr 27, 2016 @ 20:00:09

    I’ve only been to on Indian restaurant as they are hard to come by in my area and they served us using a similar plate. Instead of spices it was different curries and veggies, beans, etc..

    By the way, I just wanted to stop by an let you know that I nominated you for the Entertainer Blogger Award.

    No pressure to participate. I know a lot of blogs don’t do awards.

    You can check it out here:

    Liked by 1 person


  5. D. Wallace Peach
    Apr 27, 2016 @ 16:00:39

    Love the haiku and the spices 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Tikeetha T
    Apr 27, 2016 @ 15:54:38

    LOL. I learned this from the Food Network’s Next Food Network Star Aarti Sequeira’s show. I loved her show.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. fairytaleofasimplegirl
    Apr 27, 2016 @ 07:15:48

    Haha…lovely articles on masala…u always provide new insight in normal simple things…thas ur plus

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Donna
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 23:48:09

    Great photo and love your take on the prompt

    Liked by 1 person


  9. The Lunatic In My Head
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 22:37:58

    Reminded of home.. 😥

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 21:52:51

    That’s such a great idea! I love the photo, too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Bee Halton
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 20:33:36

    We were thinking about getting one of those as we love curries but we do not use ready made curry spice mixes. I think the spice tins are brilliant!

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Judy Martin
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 20:16:30

    Love this, Sis 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  13. Erika Kind
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 20:15:20

    Yay, great take, Sis! That’s absolutely you!!!

    Liked by 1 person


  14. Chris White
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 20:01:46

    andazaa is such a neat word. A really clever post, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  15. Al Lane
    Apr 26, 2016 @ 20:00:11


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