At the spice market you buy whatever quantity of spice you need and I assume take it home in a plastic bag. I didn’t see any spices for sale in containers of any kind. Even though it looked like a wholesale market, it wouldn’t surprise me if you could buy small quantities for home use. This is India. Anything is possible.
If it hadn’t been so hot, I would have been more inclined to ask what were the things I didn’t recognize. But since I’m not a foodie, not writing an article on food, and didn’t intend to buy any of these, I did not. Still, it was a fascinating place to wander around. I’d love to return another time when it isn’t sweltering.