Four people. One goal: to make your life SIZL

Passionate people who are passionate cooks, we’ve joined forces to bring you a smart, sassy and punchy range of spices.

We believe:

Every day is an adventure. Life is for living.Life’s better shared. It’s all about relationships.The world is at your fingertips. The exotic can be everyday.Information is power. The right knowledge can inspire fresh ideas and fearless possibilities.

Meet Team Sizl

Spice Queen

Mallika Basu

A busy corporate communications professional and mum of two, Mallika indulged her passion for food writing in a food blog going on to publish two popular Indian cookbooks: Miss Masala (Harper Collins, 2010) and Masala (Bloomsbury, 2018). She writes for the London Evening Standard and speaks on radio and TV about the “discovery” of turmeric and other such nonsense. Mallika understands the daily challenge of empty fridges, late working nights and an overflowing spice cupboard and is here to make sure they zing for you.

Follow: Mallika on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @MallikaBasu_

Spice Guru

Amar Dani

With a small family loan in his pocket, Amar decided to turn his love of spices into a successful business. In just over a decade, he built an organic spice empire supplying to some of the biggest retailers and food businesses around Europe. Amar is a keen cook and spice geek who can bore you senseless about the difference between Indian and European coriander, and Indonesian and African turmeric. He personally oversees all our spice blends and will never sell anything he wouldn’t use. 

Spice Master

Dipen Arya

With the best of intentions for a career as an economist, Dipen Arya lost his way after a fateful encounter with Amar and the rest of us aren’t complaining. An accountant with an MSc in Economics, the first thing he made as a novice cook when he arrived in the UK was a Dal Tadka. In his own humble admission it was “quite outstanding”. He brings the same high standards and evergreen positivity to our operations, keeping the show on the road and everything/everyone ticking over.  

Creative Spice

Andres Reynaga

Is our seasoned Creative Director, and first travelled to India while at university, where he met lifelong friends Amar and Mallika. He not only fell in love with the cuisine but can match any local in south east Asia in their consumption of spicy food. As a world-renowned photographer and cinematographer, he’s led creative campaigns around the globe and for some of the biggest global brands and names, such as Rolls Royce, Nike, Adidas, JD Sport, Knightsbridge Estate, Corinthia Hotel. He has also worked with Sony BMG and Atlantic records shooting various renowned music artists. Andres was born and raised in the Peruvian Andes and, like all the world’s best artists, educated at Central Saint Martins, London.

Follow: Andres Reynaga on Instagram: @arreynaga