Amar Singh

Founder at Spicemode
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Amar Singh is the founder behind Spicemode and a first-generation Sikh born and raised in Chicago from parents who immigrated to the USA from Myanmar in the 1960s.

Like many immigrants to this country, Amar and his family were exposed to a world of new ingredients and flavors. They quickly realized how food can bring cultures together even if they are continents apart. Amar's mother's cooking started to reflect this diverse combination of cuisines, ingredients, and cooking styles. She began adding her own twist to the family's new favorite dishes, but always with one common denominator: spice.

One day Amar started The Curry Cruiser food truck, which was known to reimagine dishes. He was on a mission to show people that Indian food didn’t have to be made with lots of cream and gravy. He developed a flavor-packed menu centered on handmade flatbreads and vibrantly spiced curries. It was dynamic, distinct, and layered with spices.
Most importantly, it was made without shortcuts. Roasting and grinding spices by hand, caramelizing onions for hours on the stovetop, and always using the freshest of ingredients - this is what micro-batch is all about. After years of perfecting his recipes, he parked The Curry Cruiser and started Spicemode so that he could bring his unique spices and sauces developed in Chicago to home kitchens around the country.

By combining artisan tradition with design, Amar's company Spicemode celebrates spice blends from around the world in easy to use, small-batch curry sauces, seasonings, and rubs. That’s why the five chiles in his Fiery Vindaloo Curry Sauce are distinctly Mexican. The ratio of sugar, salt, and spice in his Sweet Chilifire is all American BBQ. And his Golden Curry seasoning blends turmeric with chili flakes and French herbs.

This is done because the complexity of global flavors should be simple enough for anyone to discover. This is the time to celebrate the crossing of bold flavors, cultures, and cuisines.
This is the flavor revolution. This is Spicemode.

Whether someone is in the mood for a quick chicken sauté or slow-roasted pork shoulder, Spicemode cooking sauces add a rich, ethnic twist to any dish. Use Spicemode to recreate a traditional Indian curry or to freshen up a favorite chili recipe. Spicemode sauces are the starting point for a perfect home-cooked meal, packed with flavor and full of possibilities.

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