Mishals’- Creating Fresh Authentic Indian Taste in your Kitchen

‘Mishal’s’- Creating Fresh Authentic Indian Taste in your Kitchen

“Mishal’s”, a unique spices shop in Town, located at Dwaraka Complex, Arya Samaj Road, Balmatta, Mangaluru derives its name from the Marathi word “Misal” which means “Mixture”. Mishal’s aims at providing you with a specialized mixture of ground Spices, Mixes, Homemade Papads, Masalas, Pickles Etc, ‘Mishal’s’ is a one stop masala shop for you to create fresh authentic Indian dishes in your kitchen.

Mangaluru: Yes, Spices play an important role from kitchen to medicinal uses. Indians, including Mangalureans can’t imagine food without spices. Spices used for seasonings give special flavor, color and taste and also provide infinite health benefits. We can experience spices shop smelling extraordinarily great if we just pass by, that’s the specialty of spices. Indian masala is combination of lot of different spices like cardamom, bay leaf, chilli, cinnamon, clove, cumin and many more. Food seasoning is the process of adding salt, herbs, or spices to enhance the flavor. Spices and seasonings are the part of parcel of any food item in restaurants since they attract foodies.


Proprietor Mala A Bhat seen with Husband Arun Bhat and Daughter Nandini

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‘Mishal’s’ is indeed a one stop spices shop catering to all your spices needs to create fresh authentic Indian dishes.Mishal’s brings you the most exotic and flavorful spices blended to perfection that you and your family will relish. The shop even has ready to cook masala items like Malvani, Goda, Pav Bhaji, Undhiyu, Chat, Shahi Garam, Shahi Biriyani, Chole, Udupi Sambhar, Udupi Rasam, Masala, Pickles, Rice Mixes and Millet products, different curry powders and many more. Buy spices like turmeric which has lot of medicinal properties and great for healthy skin. Spices bring out the unique natural taste of cuisines and can be used to change look of your dish. With more than 40 varieties of specialized Masalas and ready to eat products to make special dishes like Misal Pav, undhiyu,Biryani, Pav Bhaji, Udipi Sambar, Rasam,Tamilian Morkuzhambu, Vathakuzhambu, Pulli Kachal and a variety of rice mixes like lemon rice, onion, tomato etc., you can find it all, which is specially sourced to you from regional specialists.

Regarding ‘Misal’-it is a delicacy in the Maharashtra State, where the dish is eaten for breakfast or as a midday snack or meal, often as a part of ‘Misal Pav’. Praised for its ‘wonderful texture colors and contrasts’, the Foodie Hub Global Awards held in London recently awarded the Mumbai Misal Pav as the “The World’s Tastiest Vegetarian Dish”. Combined with Pav (Bread), Misal, a curry of peas, potatoes, chopped onions and tomatoes and farsan, it is indeed a local favorite. And it’s available at “Mishal’s”.

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In today’s fast moving world, we are often stressed by our immense responsibilities. Did you know that shopping is one of the things that can help a person to unwind, relax and rejoice? Just take a step into the world of “Mishal’s” and you would be welcomed by the peaceful ambience and the beautiful aroma of fresh spices. With wide varieties of products available to suit every customer’s taste, they are sure to see a smile on your face when you find your favorite foodstuff. At “Mishal’s”, their mission is to offer high-quality herbs, spices, and seasonings at a fair price in customer-friendly quantities. They strive to remain innovative and provide a fun, inspiring, and educational environment for “food loving” customers.

South Indian cooking is characterized by use of spices that are intended to provide flavor to the cuisine apart from providing health benefits, which is why the traditional aspect of cooking is still sought after. ‘Mishal’s’ epitomize this value of authenticity and would like to make cooking experience comfortable and simple. Every product in the store is a commitment to authentic flavors and easy of cooking. The products in the store are designed in such a way that it helps in reducing preparation and cooking time, less requirement of addition ingredients and a choice of flavor to suit different palates.

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Speaking to Team Mangalorean, Mala A Bhat, the proprietor of “Mishal’s” said, “For many years as a housewife I have cooked variety of Indian dishes using authentic and name branded spices. Since I love cooking I decided to open this spices outlet, so that I can share some of my cooking experiences and recipes with our prospective clients. I as a housewife strongly believe in using ingredients that are Natural, Pure and Wholesome. These are the three guiding principles that we have followed while choosing the products four store. We at ‘Mishal’s ‘ aim to provide our customers with a the most exotic and favourable spices blended to perfection and is essential in Indian Cuisine, which they can saute in seconds and prepare their favorite curries/delicacies with authentic local taste in their kitchen. “

Bhat further said, ” Most of the products in our store have been personally tried by us and our friends and based on the recommendations of foodies in our friends circle. Our Millet’s ready to eat dosa and chapatti products are perfect for those seeking to lose weight and a must to be included in weight loss recipe. The high amount of fibre and low level of unsaturated fat makes it an ideal food for health conscious people. And the best thing about Millet is its diverse nature that makes it a cereal that can be prepared in a number of ways as can be seen from our product list. We’ve divided our spice blends into categories and we’ll help our customers with suggestions to help them find the best spice blends for a particular dish. we promise authentic local taste in every dish.”

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‘Mishal’s’ also offers you authentic recipes of both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian dishes that are easy to cook and fun to eat. It’s an endeavour of the management of ‘Mishal’s’ to provide more varieties and excitement to everyday cooking that can otherwise be dull and monotonous. So, whether you need a great salt-free seasoning or some delicious authentic spices, look no further than “Mishal’s” spice shop! Be sure to check out all kinds of flavorful spice blends if you need a little cooking inspiration. Have a happy cooking spree with the authentic brand of spices now available exclusively at “Mishal’s”.


Dwaraka Complex, Arya Samaj Road,
Balmatta, Mangaluru Ph: 7022488929


  1. I have tried their sambhar powder and rice happalams and they are very tasty.
    BTW Alfie you have made a nice write up ..a fitting tribute to the one and only exclusive masala store in mangalore

  2. Great shop for unique and authentic spices– I have already shopped at this place while on my way to Indra Bhavan for my breakfast. Papadams are awesome at Mishal’s. But one suggestion to the owner, please add few more items, so that the shop looks full and attractive.

    Best of luck…will stop by once all the Pappadams are gone?

  3. Shop looks unique with authentic spices. Hope the prices are reasonable compared to what we but at mega grocery stores.

  4. Currently, we have over 70 varieties of veg and Non-veg masalas sourced from various places in our shop. We have displayed all these varieties on limited quantities so as not to crowd the place and the shop looks aesthetic and clean. However it will be our endeavour to add more speciality masalas from all over the country.

    We value your opinion and thank you for the feedback.

    • Good luck with your endeavors, Mrs. Bhat. I can vouch for it – the masalas in your shop are indeed of excellent quality. Keep up the good work and may all success be yours.

  5. We had come down from Madikeri-we had seen the article in Mangalorean.com, and wanted to shop Mishal’s -but unfortunately no one could direct us to this shop. Anyways, we will stop by when we return back to Madikeri on Thursday–hope we will find this shop. Anxiously waiting to see your spice collection- like the owner of Mishal’s I am too a lover of cooking.

    See ya soon!

    • Madam, It very very near juice junction at Balmatta Circle. The shop is just behind M.A Krishna Nayaks Petrol Pump. Pl do visit us.

  6. At last some one thought of opening a exclusive shop for spices in Mangaluru-good initiative and good thinking. Hope the business will prosper. Would come by when I visit Mangalore next time, until then best of luck in your endeavor.

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