Spice Tin Masala Dabba – Jaipuri Hand Painted ‘Chanda’


Our ‘Chanda’ masala dabba ‘spice tin’ forms part of the Pretty Tiffin ‘Zenana ‘ range, inspired by the concubines and female royalty of ancient India that lived in the famous Jaipur (Amer) Fort in Rajasthan.  The traditional patterns seen throughout this range are inspired by the intricate artwork evident in the heritage buildings of the region.

This hand painted ‘masala dabba’ is a must for the spice alchemist and makes a special gift. Traditionally used in India to store and organise spices before and during cooking. No South Asian kitchen is without one- often handed down generation to generation, they evoke memories of family recipes and are a practical (not to mention beautiful!) spice storage solution for those everyday spices. With it’s secure ‘biscuit tin’ style lid it makes the perfect curry lover gift!

This beautiful tin is hand painted in the city of Jaipur ‘The Pink City’ so named for the pink hue of many of its buildings. Our ‘Chanda’ design showcases classic fort arch formations in a palette of colours that is reminiscent of sun baked stone and ancient painted walls of natural pigment.  This special spice box looks great on display in your kitchen.

Each spice tin is individually hand painted and contains 7 individual steel pots and a serving spoon.

Equally useful as storage for jewellery, sewing kit, buttons, for serving dips, sweets or nuts…

A unique gift that will be treasured by foodies and curry lovers.

Your Pretty Tiffin masala dabba arrives beautifully wrapped and includes care instructions and a Pretty Tiffin postcard for writing a personal gift message.

* The perfect gift for spice lovers and for the foodie friend who has everything! 
* Fabricated in stainless steel- one of the world’s most recycled materials; considered a more eco conscious option for it’s properties of strength and longevity—steel products can stay in use for decades
* Painted with lead free non toxic food safe paint
*  A hand crafted item, painted by local artisans in Indian promoting local craft and heritage
* Great shipping rates for the EU & North America.

DIMENSIONS; 190mm diameter/ 65mm height.

Please note this hand painted spice tin is sold without spices- ready for you to fill with your favourites! 

Care Instructions

Each item is hand painted in India and should be hand washed only to avoid damage to the paint. Hand wash without the use of scourers and dry with a tea towel.  It has been produced in small batches and some minor variation in design, colour, brush marks, minor paint spots, varnish bubbles, may be apparent from item to item. This is natural and due to the natural hand painted process that we believe adds to the beauty and unique nature of our items which are not mass produced, factory sprayed or water bathed. They are 100% hand painted.


We offer free UK delivery and excellent rates for shipping worldwide. UK orders will be sent EVRi standard home delivery unless option for EVRi Next Working Day delivery is selected at check-out. European and worldwide shipping is calculated at check-out. We ‘ship’ on a 2 times weekly basis.  UK orders are typically received within 4-7 days of purchase. You will receive a confirmation email once your order has been dispatched,:For more information on our deliveries, collections and returns, please click here.


We want you to be thrilled with each product you receive, and we hope you understand that hand-painted objects are unique, featuring minor variations in colour and detailing including brush marks and difference in finish.  However, we also understand that there may be circumstances in which you wish to return an item. For more information please see the terms and conditions of our returns policy please click here