The Spice Pantry – A Burst of Traditional Pakistani Flavours:
The Spice Pantry is an online store of homemade spices and chutneys. They have a wide range of essential recipes which provide convenience to the cooking experience. They are using a combination of spices commonly used in Pakistani cuisine to enhance the taste and flavour. They want to touch the heart of every customer who loves the traditional taste of Pakistan. Today we got a chance to interact with Asma Samad Zindani, the person behind the Spice Pantry.
Tell me about yourself and your home business.
My name is Asma Samad Zindani. I am a housewife, and I have 4 children- all adults, and I run a small home-based business called The Spice Pantry.
What made you decide to become a chef?
Whenever I cook something at home, it always turns out great Alhumdulilah. My family pushed me to start The Spice Pantry and sell my home-cooked/prepared items publicly.
Why are you passionate about being a chef?
I wouldn’t say cooking is my passion, but ye,s whenever I make something, I make it with all my heart. I got married at an early age, and I’ve learnt a lot of tips and tricks over the years to make my recipes stand out. I am just putting that to good use!
What are your career goals over the next five years?
I have no big plan yet, but I love creating new recipes, so I plan to cometh new things for my followers and gain success.
Are there any chefs you admire? What do you admire most about them?
My mom is very passionate about cooking. She’d always be watching recipes on tv and noting them down in a small journal to try out later. She still does that for my kids. I’d say she’s my inspiration!
What is your favourite dish to cook and why?
Khaoswey is my favourite dish to cook and eat! The coconut curry is absolute yum, and the many condiments help the whole dish come together!
When did you get into this business?
I started making Mandi platters in March 2020 for my friends and family, the response was outstanding, and that’s when I decided to start my page!
What kept you motivated?
Support from family, friends and clients. The spice pantry’s journey has been incredible. I’ve always received an excellent response for everything I’ve posted, and that keeps me going!
What challenges are you facing in the market?
There aren’t that many challenges to be honest so far it’s been great. But sometimes, clients demand a high-quality product in a large quantity at a low price.
What are your hot selling items right now?
At the moment, our falsa kulfis and new chutney flavours (falsa and mango) are the hot sellers! Kulfis are the perfect item to beat the heat with, while the chutneys are the secret of making your meals complete!
Any piece of professional advice for the people in general regarding the field of your expertise?
Just be honest with your clients. Honesty means not compromising on quality or quantity. That’s the only way to maintain your brand’s reputation.
Where can our readers get connected with your company?
Here are the links to my Instagram And Facebook pages.
Facebook: The Spice Pantry
Reviews By Happy Clients:
We are very grateful to Asma Samad Zindani for giving us her precious time, and we wish her business success.