Buy Sandalwood Powder
Pure Sandalwood powder from India. Sandalwood is an extremely precious substance and revered for thousands of years in India owing to numerous claims about it's medicinal properties, and not to mention its fragrance. It is one of the most expensive natural substances in the world, and whole sandalwood logs are classified as an endangered species.
Sandalwood was originally an ingredient reserved just for Indian royalty in Mughal times, used for cooking kebabs of fresh caught game, rich curries and even as garnishes! It adds an inexplicable aroma and nuance that is hard to put into words, we think the best way is to try for yourself.
One of the most popular uses in India for sandalwood is as a facemask for brides-to-be. A paste is made from sandalwood and applied to the face, believing to make the face brighter and more vibrant on the big day.
Regency sandalwood powder is made from the chippings of imported sandalwood, keeping the price relatively sane at the same time without much impact on the flavour, and also trying to maximize the utility from the endangered species without creating any further impact. This item is not in stock 365 days a year as a result, but we do try our best to keep a stable source.
Sandalwood technical notes:
Grade: Chippings, Red
Sandalwood cooking notes:
Serving size: 1 gram
Suggested cooking method: Dilute with some water, a few drops at a time to make a slurry paste. It should be relatively thick so as not to dilute too much. Mix together when preparing your curry or kebab marinade, and then cook.
Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.
Why buy Regency Herbs and Spices
All Regency spices are fresh, current crop herbs and spices. We pride ourselves on our taste and freshness. Regency's herbs and spices are carefully selected amongst the best varieties in the world each season - only a single variety passes our rigorous testing, and we only sell this one variety. We only sell spices in whole form for fresh grinding to ensure the best flavour and aroma when it reaches your kitchens. As a result, everyone can inspect and admire the natural beauty achieved by us! All our spices and herbs are naturally grown, and processed. They are as pure as spices can get, free from irradiation and other chemical preservation treatments - only possible due to our strict quality control standards at source. We can promise their flavours are fit for even the most royal and picky diners.
We know how hard it is to find top quality, fresh, whole spices worldwide and we have the answer. Through our 60+ years of experience in the industry, we know our spices inside-out and can provide the best tasting varieties attainable worldwide for each of our spices. Tastes are changing, and cooks who seek the absolute best possible for each ingredient know that we can provide it for them - that's why we've been in business for so long! We quickly became the leading shop for buying Indian spices and herbs in Hong Kong, and now have added our extended range of exotic herbs and spices from around the world. Read more about our heritage here.
Most importantly, we aim to provide the high quality flavours that existed in traditional times in our spice trade - flavours that have been lost due to mass production, over processing, and cutting corners to keep prices low. We partner with the greatest farmers and suppliers around the world to provide the highest grades achievable in spices. We are also passionate educators within our industry, teaching customers and competitors alike on how to buy and assess the quality of spices, as well as common tricks of the spice trade. Learn more about spices now.