Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Dalit Spices and Candles

Dalit are a wonderful fairtrade company helping the lives of people in India,
We sell their beautiful handmade candles and their authentic spices sourced straight from the growers in India. All the money goes to the Life Association Charity.

All their products make perfect gifts or a special treat for yourself.
(My house smells lovely!)

Spinach and Coconut Dahl

Here's a quick and easy recipe to go with your 12 new spices,

3 hand fulls of Suma red lentils,
A bunch of Local spinach,
Lots of grated coconut, (save some for serving)
1 onion
Lots of Garlic (to taste)
flat teaspoon of Dalit Turmeric,
a sprinkle of Dalit Cumin Seeds,
half a teaspoon of Dalit coriander powder,
2 teaspoons of Dalit chilli powder,
Ground white and black Dalit peppercorns (to taste)
Squeeze half a lemon,
1 teaspoon of Marigold's Bouillon,
A pinch of Suma asafoetida,
Hot water.

-Rinse the lentils and put in a medium sized pan.
-Pour boiling water over the lentils, and stir in the bouillon, asafoetida, and all other spices. Cover and leave on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
-Chop the onion, garlic and spinach and add to the lentils.
-Now add coconut and lemon.
-Put it on a low heat and cover.
-Keep checking back and stirring, and cook till it's soft and yummy.
I think you can keep it cooking for as long as you want and it'll get even tastier.

I enjoyed mine with a cup of Pukka Chai Tea, and to make it extra scrummy I popped in some extra cinnamon and a few cardamon pods ! (using 8 out of my 12 Dalit spices in one sitting, how many can you use?)

We have everything you need for a dahl, and much more!

The Bears

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