Colombo of the Islands

Discover a colombo with an aromatic power that illuminates your dishes. A Creole curry with exotic notes

Food pairing: Dishes in sauce, fresh cream, vegetables, starches, meat, fish.

Packaging: 40 gr

Composition: Turmeric, salt, cumin, coriander, *mustard, hot pepper, fenugreek, pepper, garlic, fennel

"A mixture that takes us directly to the West Indies."

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    It is a mixture of several spices (varying according to the person who prepares it) that takes its name from the capital of Sri Lanka, where it comes from. Initially, it was composed of only 4 spices: coriander, chilli, garlic and turmeric. I have chosen to compose my blend using at least these 4 original spices, in order to give you an authentic recipe.

    Then, during the migration of Eastern Indians (the coolies) to the West Indies in the 19th century, its composition would change, particularly because of the absence of certain spices on these islands. Like Massale and Ras-el-Hanout, the Island Colombo Spice Blend will have a different composition depending on the region and local palate.

    It is therefore said to be Caribbean curry, and it will very quickly occupy a predominant place in Creole cuisine where each family will have its own recipe and even give its name to a dish that will become a must in the West Indies!

    Its yellow colour could easily make us confuse it with traditional basic curry, but we can easily notice on the nose that it has stronger olfactory notes than the latter.

    The combination I propose to you is composed of 10 spices (of which I let you find the list in summary).

    Some of these spices are roasted or roasted before being ground into powder, then the whole is skilfully dosed to offer you a pleasant blend on the nose and in the mouth.

    This blend of spices is an invitation to travel both by its flavours freely expressed, as well as by their origins and modes of culture so different from each other. Turmeric is the rhizome of a plant that is grown in India; pepper is a berry that has grown in India also on a vine of the Piperaceae family, harvested and dried before being ground. Coriander is a herbaceous plant of the Apiaceae family, which grows mainly in the Near East and Europe, and mustard is a plant of the Bassicaceae family, whose origin is located in the Mediterranean regions.



    As mentioned above, at first sight, the powder of Colombo Spice Blend of the Islands could easily be confused with a traditional curry.

    But the nose will easily make us review our original idea. Indeed, the aromas of this blend will be much stronger on the nose than a simple basic curry. It will have an inimitable character when sprinkled in your dishes and recipes.

    On the palate, you will find more developed flavours than those that characterize a Kerala Curry. The notes that emerge will be slightly aniseed (thanks to fennel), garlic, spicy and woody (turmeric, cumin and dominant pepper). Then you will feel another more vegetal aromatic impulse, notably due to the presence of coriander and fenugreek. The combination of these ten spices and herbs will succeed in transporting you to each of their countries of origin. The touch of salt amplifies my aromatic composition

    You can follow your instinct and your desire of the moment, to measure the quantity of this mixture to sprinkle on your dishes: the very low spiciness of this mixture will protect you from any overdose.

    It is ideal for long cooking times, which will allow you to use it in simmered dishes.

    The sweetness of the flavours of Colombo des Îles Spice Blend will also allow you to use it simply to add a colourful touch to your salads, raw vegetables, or vegetable soups.


    If its name reminds us directly of this typical dish of Caribbean cuisine, you will discover that it is also possible to associate this Colombo des Îles with different meal times, and on very different dishes!

    Savoury recipes :

    As mentioned above, Colombo Island Spice Blend is ideal for long cooking times. That's why it will reveal its aromatic palette in all your dishes in sauce, or simmered, whether it's meat, fish or vegetables. Sprinkle a teaspoon over your casserole dish, and rediscover this ratatouille that you have been treating your family to for so long

    From potatoes to courgettes, spinach and cauliflower, this blend of spices will enhance any vegetable-based dish. This mixture binds easily to all dishes containing cream. What could be better than a zucchini gratin with these colourful and tasty spices?

    You can also combine this mixture or make rice dishes, such as Creole rice or yellow Colombo rice.

    We couldn't tell you about the savoury dishes that this blend of spices will sublimate without telling you about Colombo, available in various variants.

    Prepare and enjoy wonderful pork, chicken and goat pigeon pigeons, having made sure to leave the meat to marinate all night before the meal in this mixture. You can try the Colombo de Porc Antillais, in the style of Alain Ducasse.

    Colombo is also available with dishes from the sea, such as a Colombo of sea bream (mahi-mahi) or swordfish.

    Sweet recipes :

    As surprising as it may seem to you, the Island Colombo Spice Mix can also play its sweet card!

    Indeed, for a 100% exotic touch: combine this blend of spices with a mango-based dessert or coconut milk... The delight is guaranteed!

    One last little secret: the Colombo Spice Mix from the Islands would be delicious with dried fruits, especially bananas... Don't resist the temptation, taste it very quickly!

    So....don't hesitate any longer, rediscover this magnificent blend of exotic flavours!

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    Enguerran F. published the 06/10/2019 following an order made on 27/09/2019


    Très bon produit

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    Nathalie D. published the 19/09/2019 following an order made on 03/09/2019


    parfum des iles

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    Nadege Q. published the 24/08/2019 following an order made on 02/08/2019


    Très parfumé et pas trop piquant

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    Marie Anne H. published the 23/08/2019 following an order made on 15/08/2019


    Dosage parfait

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    Klym M. published the 13/08/2019 following an order made on 06/08/2019


    Excellent escalope de poulet au colombo et coco Je recommande

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    Manuela S. published the 07/08/2019 following an order made on 31/07/2019


    Pas encore testé mais au nez, je parie que ça va être parfait comme d'habitude

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    Josephine C. published the 01/08/2019 following an order made on 25/07/2019


    Wahouuuu que dire ?! On est parti sur les îles rien qu'en ouvrant le sachet. Une pure merveille ! !

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    Emilie F. published the 31/07/2019 following an order made on 23/07/2019


    Très bien

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