This adaptation of Bandhakopi Chingri—a classic Bengali dish of spiced cabbage and shrimp flavored with turmeric and kalonji seeds (also known as black cumin or nigella)—comes from Shaz and Kiku, founders of Shaz & Kiks. The turmeric and kalonji seeds create magic together in Bengali cuisine. The bright, citrusy notes of the turmeric harmonizing with the subtly bitter, herbaceous flavor of the nigella seeds. And, incidentally, both spices are great for one’s hair!
If you can get your hands on mustard seed oil—another favorite ingredient in Bengali cooking—it adds even more mouthwatering, mustard-y, horseradish-like heat and depth.
Shaz & Kiks is a beauty brand founded by two sisters who have an immeasureable bond that is built on encouragement, care and laughter. Their plant-based haircare line is inspired by their childhood summers spent in India, watching their grandmother mix and match natural ingredients in her kitchen and garden to create a spectrum of beauty concoctions rooted in old Indian Ayurvedic practices.