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Homemade Flavored Salts

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Homemade Flavoured Salts, use them, and jack up the Oomph factor of your food.

These Homemade Flavoured Salts are simple to make at home and highly customisable.

Flavoured Salts can be used for gifting. Just get beautiful containers and add these salts to them. I am sure your friends will appreciate them more.


# flavoures used to make these salts

Flavoured Salts


I have made 3 flavours garlic salt, cumin salt and sweet paprika salt since I am making it the first time. But seeing how these salts are accepted I will try my hand at rosemary garlic salt, orange salt and vanilla salt.

These salts I have used on potatoes you can use it on asparagus, cauliflower, Corn cobs, mushrooms, sweet potato … the list is endless. Will love to try it on ridge gourd and pumpkin too.

Flavoured Salts Roasted Potato

Flavoured Salts Roasted PotatoNow you will be wondering just why I am talking about these flavoured salts. Have I lost it?

No, of course not, today is Monday and MondayBlogHop day and our theme is  #192 One spice ingredient dishes suggested by Sasmita. Sasmita is an amazing cook her pictures are amazing. One of her recent post Carrot Mini Cresent Rolls are so cute. Just right in a party, for kids tiffin box or even with your tea.


Simple flavours of cumin and salt take foods to a newer level

Cumin Flavoured Salt


Now, I am an Indian and I love my spices getting down to 1 spice is very difficult. I mean look at this list from Wikipedia. Most ingredients I use right from mustard, jeera/cumin what I consider spices like chillies, and masala is listed out here.

This is the challenge I have to make a list of 1 spice ingredients as even jeera rice that I have has a minimum of 2 spices. But then there is aadrak chai or ginger tea,  elachi chai or green cardamon tea, lemongrass tea. Rest I cannot think of right now.

Jeera pani or Jeera Water is highly recommended for an upset stomach. You just boil jeera/cumin and water cool and drink.

These days I have been recommended a glass of water in which dhania or coriander seeds are soaked overnight. This water I drink first thing in the morning. This helps in flushing the kidneys and all the salts once flushed out lowers your Blood pressure.

These too will fit in this theme of 1 spice foods.

Salt flavoured with garlic

Homemade Flavored Salts


But I choose to make these flavoured salts, wrong time for me but then I love the way the family has enjoyed these potatoes. I had one lone sweet potato I have used it too. My pictures are not too good but my food has disappeared so will remake and update the pictures yet again.

Also, next time I will use rock salt in place of regular salt.

Homemade Flavored Salts- Sweet Paprika Salt

Homemade Flavored Salts


Sweet Paprika Salt, garlic salt and cumin salt
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Homemade Flavored Salts

Flavored Salts are customisable, make the assorted flavours your family likes and sit back and enjoy the compliments that come your way.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Accompaniments, Condiments
Cuisine: World
Keyword: 1 spice ingredient, Condiment, cumin salt, flavored salts, flavoured salt, garlic salt, sweet paprika salt
Servings: 1 bowl
Author: Archana


For Cumin Salt:

  • 2 tbsps jeera/cumin seeds toasted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp salt

For Garlic salt:

  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp salt

For Sweet Paprika Salt:

  • 2 tbsp sweet paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp salt

For the bake:

  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 sweet potato
  • Butter or olive oil for brushing


To make Cumin Salt:

  • In the mortar add the cumin grind cumin seeds with the pestle crush them.
  • When the jeera/cumin is coarsely ground add the salt and grind once again till you get a mixture of your liking. I have left it a bit coarse.
  • Transfer to a small bowl.
    Simple flavours of cumin and salt take foods to a newer level

To make Garlic Salt:

  • In the mortar add the garlic powder and salt. Mix well with the pestle. Transfer to a small bowl.
    Salt flavoured with garlic

To make Sweet Paprika Salt:

  • In the mortar add the sweet paprika powder and salt. Mix well with the pestle.  Transfer to a small bowl.
    Homemade Flavored Salts- Sweet Paprika Salt

To make Flavored Salt Potatoes:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Grease a baking tray lightly with oil.
  • Cut the potatoes in half horizontally.
  • With a sharp knife cut slits in the potato. Take care and do not go right down into the potato. Cut as close as possible.
  • Arrange the potato the intact portion down on the tray. Sprinkle the salt mixture.
  • Brush with half the butter.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes carefully turn the potatoes. (take care they will be hot)
  • Brush with the remaining butter.
  • Sprinkle the flavoured salt and bake for a further 30 minutes or until crisp.
  • Serve hot.


  • In place of potatoes use cauliflower, sweet potato.
  • You can use boiled corn to spread the cumin salt and butter.

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16 thoughts

  • April 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Flavoured salts are a lovely way to add oomph to food. Great recipes, so simple and doable. 🙂

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 23, 2019 at 10:06 am

      Thanks, Priya.

  • April 23, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Totally in love with this share di ! Flavored salts sounds innovative and the recipe is so simple.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 26, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks, Poonam.

  • April 24, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    super stuff, ARch! simple, handy and irresistible with those baked potatoes ! simply yummmmm !

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 26, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Thanks, Kal.

  • April 25, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Three types of flavoured salt sounds great. Perfect to sprinkle on fruits, salad or any bland food. Lovely share.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks, Sujata.

  • April 26, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Archana, This is such a wonderful idea.. these salts can be used in salads, raitas and other snacks and starters.. and so easy to prepare..Lovey share..

    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm

      Thanks, Swati.

  • April 30, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    As soon as I saw your post on FB, I actually slapped my forehead thinking ‘why why do I look for flavored salt on the shelves when its so easy to make them at home.’ Good post and a reminder that bloggers should not ignore simple and yet very flavorful recipes.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks, Mayuri yes I do agree we overlook the simpler food.

  • May 1, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Fantastic idea of making flavored salts at home Archana. Adding them to baking potatoes sounds interesting.

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm


  • May 19, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    This flavored salt sounds wonderful !! love to make some baked potatoes sprinkled with these

    • ArchanaPotdar
      May 20, 2019 at 7:03 pm


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