A herb salt range hand-ground by Pahadi women brings the traditional methods of the Himalayas to your dining tables.
It’s the best of heritage and flavours, made to remind you of simpler times. The Pahadi Story brings you a story born in the Himalayas with a very special collection of authentic Himalayan Herb salts.
Inspired by the goodness of nature, and the purity of ingredients sourced from the hills, these salts are a part of a very special tradition and flavour from Uttarakhand. Hand-ground by Pahadi women, these salts evoke a pinch full of living, folk songs, and a happy chorus followed by spirited giggles.
As with all of their products, The Pahadi Story has travelled great distances to bring you a soulful work of art. It comes in four unique flavours, namely the Bhang Dana (hemp seeds), Timur (Sichuan pepper), Pudina, and Mixed Herbs & Spices.
Pravin Shah, Co-founder of The Pahadi Story says, “Our products are a representation of what we believe in; to love and to give. Not just to society but through providing nurture and care with our efforts in building our surroundings. With our recent launch of The Pahadi Salts, we have aimed to bring about a healthier alternative to seasoning salts. These blends are extremely unique and pleasing, leaving your palate satisfied and giving you the taste that you desire. Curated carefully with love and compassion with our Pahadi farmers, these blends are a perfect medley of warmth and nourishment.”
A product of recipes native to the state of Uttarakhand, they literally translate to ‘ground salt’. The pahadi namaks are made by combining Himalayan rock salt and Himalayan fresh herbs and spices on a sil-batta using age-old techniques passed down from generation to generation. Non-processed and 100% natural, this Pisyun Loon is rich in micronutrients and a healthy addition to your daily diet.
The flat mortar-and-pestle grinder known as sil-batta or pata-varvanta was made of Makrana marble. The beginning of sil-battas can be traced to the Tittiriya Samhita, a manual for rituals written during the Vedic time. The smaller stone or batta is moved back and forth against the batta or bigger stone to grind the ingredients. Owing to the harsh winters and the dearth of vegetation – Pisyun Loon has been a long-time companion of rotis & parathas for the people of Uttarakhand.
The distinct aroma of these freshly ground spices is what makes the food even more tastier and healthier. The vigorous movement of stones produces heat which amalgamates with the natural oil of the spices and other ingredients and brings out maximum flavour and punch. In addition to the taste, these Himalayan herb salts also go a long way in improving digestion, boosting immunity and are also good for the respiration system.
Shweta Shah, Co-Founder of The Pahadi Story says, “With all our creations, our endeavour remains to bring the most authentic offerings straight from the Himalayas. The Himalayan Salts are not just your regular table salt, they are more like seasonings that offer many nutritional benefits with their immunity-boosting micronutrients. We created something that you can add to your daily diet and get your dose of nourishment with our traditional and locally sourced ingredients.”