What does Niwala mean?
Niwala means "morsel" in Urdu. A niwala is often eaten with one's hands by pressing all five fingers together and making small, bite-sized pyramids of food. Some of the earliest memories we have growing up are of our moms feeding us a niwala of rice and daal with her hands. A niwala represents a return to the basics of eating with warmth and love.

Where can I buy your spice blends?
If you live in the Los Angeles area and would like to place an order, please contact us. Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot ship our blends outside of Los Angeles but make sure to sign up for updates by entering your email address on our homepage and we'll let you know as soon as they're available to ship!

Are your spices organic? 
Yes! We make all of our blends with 100% USDA Certified Organic spices and herbs, non-GMO derived citric acid, and no salt, sugar, preservatives, or anti-caking agents - just like homemade masalas.

How can I use my spice blend?
Please visit our Niwala Recipes Blog for easy to follow step-by-step recipes that are auntie-approved and oh so delicious. Feel free to experiment by adding more or less of the blend to your liking, extra chili or oil, and salt to taste.

Why are my blends clumping together? Is this normal?
Yes, this is 100% normal and natural because we don't add any anti-caking agents or preservatives (such as Silicon Dioxide or Maltodextrin) like commercially produced spice blends. Clumping can happen soon after a spice is ground and is not a sign of expiration. If you notice any clumps, just give it a good stir and continue with the recipe.

How should I store my blends?
Store in a cool, dry, dark location tightly sealed in the pouch they came in to extend the shelf life.

What is the shelf life of my blends? 
Use shortly after purchasing them or within 6 months for best flavor. And please check the best by date on the back of the package.

What is your return policy? 
If you are unsatisfied with our blends for any reason, please contact us and we'll refund you the full cost of the product.