Our story

Welcome to Deeya's Spices. We're a small family run business, headed up by mama spice (aka Eesha) and papa spice (aka Ankit). Together, we have an 18 month old daughter, Deeya. She's the inspiration behind Deeya's Spices.
Black and white photo with baby Deeya and her parents looking at camera all smiling

Our journey so far...

When Deeya was six months - like most parents - we were anxious about her weaning journey. What foods should we start her on, what was safe, not safe, was she allergic to anything, etc. and so we played it safe. Offering her simple veg, meat and fish dishes as we though that's what her baby palette wanted. ​But she quickly got bored and we had to change tactics...

...Coming from an Indian background, we started to 'spice' up her food. And we don't mean adding chillies. We started to add all types of aromatic spices, such as smoked paprika, cinnamon, cumin, garlic powder, turmeric, onion powder; and lots of dried herbs such as coriander, dill, mint, and basil. And she loved it! 

So, each meal time we created our own spice blend marinade to rub on salmon, chicken, tofu. And after months of making a blend for each meal, we thought it would be far easier to batch make a spice blend, and store it for future use. And well then, Deeya's Spices was created. ​

Baby Deeya eating cake with some cream from cake on her face and nose

We thought that if it would be easier for us to use a ready-made spice blend, then I'm sure it would be a time saver and easy-way for mums and dads to use too. But the ready made ones on the shelves in supermarkets, are usually full of salt, preservatives, and often harsh chillies.

So, our baby friendly spice blend is perfectly balanced for your perfect little humans tummy. ​

Plus, it has the doctor seal of approval (Ankit is a registered NHS GP doctor).

We hope your little ones (and of course you) enjoy these flavours as much as Deeya does. Our spice blends are great for the whole family to enjoy.

- Eesha and Ankit, Chief Spice Parents