About us - Press and Testimonials

About us - Press and Testimonials


Chiman's was founded in 1990 by Chimanlal Agarwal. Chiman, originally from Bombay, settled in the South-West of England in Barnstaple, Devon, where he bought a shop to sell natural foods to the local community.

While in the shop, he started blending spices together in small sachets and sold them with recipes for his own Indian meals printed on the back. The packs were an instant hit - they allowed people to create authentic Indian dishes easily and conveniently.


Chiman eventually gave up the shop to devote himself to Chiman's Spice Blends. Chiman's children, Sally and Danny Agarwal now run Chiman's Spices and share their father's commitment to the excellence and integrity of the product. Along with the 29 blends in the Classic range we have now developed 16 organic spice blends, certified by the Soil Association, using the same authentic recipes and blends. The cooking instructions are easy to follow and other ingredients needed to complete the dishes readily available. Each sachet makes a delicious meal for 4-6 people.


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