Diaspora Co’s new Kashmiri Saffron has beautiful notes of honey, raisins, and almond, with the lingering sweet smell of summer hay. It can transform the saddest pot of rice into an aromatic experience, and a simple glass of water into a golden potion. Kashmiri saffron is rooted in hundreds of years of expertise, that we’re so proud to showcase and share.
Origin: Pampore, Kashmir
Heirloom seed variety: Kashmiri
Grown by Raqib Mushtaq on his family’s 3.75 acre farm in the historic saffron district of Pampore, where they have been growing saffron for as far back as his grandparents can remember. Brought to the Valley by Persian traders in the 12th century AD, Kashmiri saffron’s reputation as being the pinnacle of flavor and aroma precedes it. One whiff of Raqib’s harvest and we knew it was all true!
- ABOUT THE BRAND
Diaspora Co was founded by Sana Javeri Kadri who was born and raised in Mumbai. Says Sana, " Beyond highlighting gorgeous, indigenous spice varieties, it's also about creating a business for us, by us. Complicating and deepening what “Made in India” means, and how we tell our own stories of freedom, struggle, and diaspora through food."
- How to Use
• Rice / Pilaf (Soak a few strands in water and add while cooking)
• Chicken and Potato dish (Soak a few strands and add while cooking)
• Icing on Cake.
• Ice Cream
• A glass of water
• A glass of warm milk