Daksha

We believe in selecting the freshest spices and blends for finest taste experience.

Bhaskar and Daksha’s ancestry is from Gujarat and Rajesthan in India, although both were born and raised in Africa.

From Africa, Daksha moved to England and Bhaskar moved to Canada. They met in England and had a whirlwind romance and got married in 1984 and settled in Williams Lake, British Columbia where their 3 children were born. Once their children moved away to University, they moved to Victoria BC, to live and grow their business.

Daksha started teaching Indian cuisine 22 years ago and found that people fell in love with her flavours and style of cooking. Her students insisted on recipes and spices so they could enjoy Daksha’s recipes in their home. Daksha put together her first Combo Kit by stapling her recipes and the seven packages of spices and spice blends together in a Ziploc bag.

This provided her customers the recipes and spices they would need to make any of the recipes in her Combo Kit. Needless to say the response was amazing. That’s when Daksha’s Gourmet Spices was born in 1996.

We carefully select the freshest spices, then sieving them three times to remove any dust or gluten. The spices are then put on trays and sifted through to remove any impurities. Clean spices are then measured and blended using recipes that have been handed down over generations in my family. These blends are then ground to perfection, packaged and ready to enjoy.

Bhaskar and Daksha have created a variety of delicious Curry Mixes. They also make a Chai Spice along with a Chai Latté. The Chai Spice recipe has been in their family for over 300 hundred years. Bhaskar and Daksha are always creating and coming up with new products, mixes and recipes. With the focus always on an authentic taste experience.