Rajah was founded back in 1931 when a former Indian army officer yearned for home cooked food in London and realised there was a market for this. He opened up a small shop called Bombay Emporium and began importing high quality spices from India to London. Initially, the store sold whole and ground Indian spices but as the UK Asian population grew and the nation’s appetite for Asian food expanded, other products were introduced such as seasonings, curry pastes, chutneys, pickles, and poppadums. Aptly named ‘Rajah’ spices, these palette-pleasing masalas began to rule South Asian kitchens and hearts in the UK from that moment on.
Rajah soon grew in stature and acceptability. From a household name amongst South Asian families to a firm favourite of Caribbean home cooks in the UK, today Rajah has become a brand much loved by many. And our ambition to bring you the authentic taste of home stands stronger than ever before.
Nothing can recreate the taste and comfort of a hearty home cooked meal. Well almost nothing. The authentic Rajah flavours bring food alive with the taste of home. From an aspiring home cook to a busy entrepreneur, we help everyone create delicious meals with just a few spoonfuls of the Rajah magic.