Ataranj Pehla — 8 inch Handcrafted Brass Spice Box Masala Dabba

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Elevate your kitchen with the glow of brass. Handmade in India, this pure brass spice box is engraved with traditional floral motifs. 8 inches wide, the masala dabba comes with 7 containers and a spoon. Tradition marries a contemporary brushed metal texture and the box is finished with a food-grade lacquer to retain the richness of brass over time. This is the first design in our Ataranj series of classic Indian brass spice boxes.

For centuries, utensils were forged in brass to withstand the testing demands of Indian kitchens, yet glowed elegantly, elevating kitchens big or small. Bring back the glow of the traditional Indian kitchen to yours, today.

With Ataranj, we celebrate India's 4000-year history of making brass utensils. It's a tribute to Atranjikhera, Uttar Pradesh — where the oldest Indian brass dated from the 3rd and 2nd millennium was excavated.

The Ataranj is made by skilled artisans with great care. The multi-compartment spice box is essential to the Indian kitchen. Typically meant to store the most commonly used spices, it makes cooking convenient and efficient.

Ataranj comes with 7 brass containers and a brass spoon for your top 7 spices but don't let tradition get in the way of customisation. Use it to store snacks, mukhwas (Indian mouth fresheners), knick-knacks, or jewellery. If you're looking for a gift for someone who loves their kitchen, you couldn't go wrong with this beautiful piece of brass kitchenware. Packed attractively, ready to gift.

Material: Brass

Dimensions: 8 in x 8 in x 2.6 in

Weight: approximately 1.1 kg


  • 1 brass spice box
  • 1 engraved lid in matt finish
  • 7 brass containers, volume 40 ml
  • 1 brass spoon

Care Instructions:

  • Ataranj prefers to be washed with a soft sponge and soap
  • Avoid storing salt in the Ataranj. Salt can react with the brass and discolour the spice box.
  • Requests you to avoid using a scrubber, steel wool, or dishwasher to protect the lacquer
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Please reach out to us, should you need Expedited Delivery. For some products, we might be able to arrange that for you. Additional charges might apply. 

Here's why it takes longer than the usual norm of 5-7 working days:
- Most of our products are handmade and in some cases, get made after you place an order with us.
- We often consolidate orders(esp. light weight items) and have them sent to our UK warehouse in batches, following which a thorough quality check is conducted before they get dispatched you by Royal Mail or similar local courier services.This saves courier cost and in return, ensures that:
a) You get products at affordable prices.
b) We can offer a fair remuneration for the artisans who make these lovely products.

As we move ahead in this journey, we are committed to reinvesting a decent portion of our profits into skills development programs at the grass-root level
We strongly believe, this approach, will be fair to all involved.

We sincerely hope that you appreciate this effort and will extend your wholehearted support to this endeavour.

Finally, When in doubt, we are just an e-mail or phone call away. Reach out to us and we will endeavour to provide you the best options possible.

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These are initial days and we are always working on ways to decrease the wait time and get your order to you you within the earliest timeline possible, without impacting the price you pay. 

With your support, we are confident that we will get there soon.

The 'Made with Love in India' team

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Most of our products are handcrafted one at a time. It is therefore very rare to create identical items. Every piece is a creation of artisans and there may be natural blemishes/variations that are not product flaws. Such variations are inherent in the manufacturing of handmade products, so you may find minor distinctions that make your 'Made with Love in India' buys, special and truly one-of-a-kind.

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Damaged/Broken Goods/Wrong Product

Please be assured that we do a thorough quality check and pack it securely before it gets dispatched to you.

Nevertheless, should it ever, unfortunately reach you in a damaged or broken condition, please get in touch with us within 48 hours of receiving your order and we will happily arrange for a replacement or a full refund for you. 

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For any reason, you are not fully satisfied with your purchase (we are confident that would be rare), you can return it within 14 days of receipt.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. Once we receive the package, post inspection, we will initiate a refund within 14 days of receipt. Unfortunately, we cannot refund you the delivery costs.

Exceptions: We will not be able to entertain return requests for personalised goods because they will hold no market value, if returned. We hope, you understand.

How to Return

Wrap the unused item securely in its original package. Complete the Returns Form supplied with your delivery and enclose in the package. Can't find the Returns Form?  Send us an e-mail ( and we will send one across to you.

Please remember to ask the Post Office or the courier company you use, for your proof of posting certificate and retain it for your reference until you have received your refund. Without this, we cannot process a refund esp. if we do not receive the returned item. Please send all returns to the address mentioned in the returns form.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. If you are returning an item over £20, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. 

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Sale items (if applicable)
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he/she will find out about your return.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Manisha Mistrys Kitchen (Leicester, GB)
8 inch Masala Dabba

I found this Masala Dabba Via Facebook recommendation
I was looking for an authentic spice box for ages and soon as I saw this box.. it catched my eye instantly. The engraved floral pattern on top was super pretty.
I ordered one
I came through the post and I opened it..fell in love with the feel, the weight the style it was all perfect... the cups were perfect Size and the brass spoons were super cute...
Definitely worths it money
Thank you

Nusrat Razaq (Manchester, GB)
Amazing, Beautiful and Magical Golden Brass Spice Box (Ataranj)

Firstly, I absolutely agree with all the Customers comments regarding this Brass Spice box.

Secondly, this is truly, stunningly beautiful and amazingly very high level of professional craftsmanship and very high quality from India and I agree with the Customer Madhavan who says it’s an amazing piece of art and the exquisite craftsmanship is quite visible...highly.

This is a magical and golden spice box to keep all your spices safe in!!!

Along with the box I received an excellent 5* professional service from the owner of Made with love in India. So, thank you kindly, very much, for your fast dispatch, very well packaged and safe delivery of my Brass Spice Box.

I am very highly recommending this Golden Brass Spice Box to everyone in the World to purchase. This is the very best place to buy this. I know because I did a lot of research before buying this. I am so glad that I purchased this from the Made With Love In India Company.

Archana Nair (Hemel Hempstead, GB)

Loved my new Ataranj. Have been looking for a good brass masala dabba for a while and glad I found these. They are perfect! It makes for a good gift as well. For sure will recommend to purchase this. Pictures on the website don’t do justice to the actual product.

Ravinder Kasaudhan (Egham, GB)
Spice box

Beautiful spice box. Love the design and quality. Shipping was very quick and great customer service.

Amrat Murji (Harrow, GB)

Ordered Masala Tins so pleased with them and the service was great

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