Ever wondered what is that mystery ingredient you can’t seem to pin your finger on that gives some Indian Dishes a distinct piquant smoky-sweet taste?
Most often, that is Black Stone Flower spice! Also known as Patthar Phool or Dagar Phool, the Black stone flower is a species of lichen used as a spice in India. This packet contains black stone flowers that grow wildly in the lush and healthy environment of Meghalaya. Carefully plucked from the barks of trees or rocks this spice has a uniquely dry, light fluffy texture to it. However, when put in contact with heat, especially cooking oil and ghee, this spice blooms and releases a distinctive earthy, smoky flavour and lovely aroma! Widely used in Chettinad and Maharashtrian cuisine and a key ingredient in store-bought Garam Masala, this ingredient adds a great touch to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes
Pahari Roots was born in the hills of Meghalaya with a vision is to revive local & indigenous food and to ensure fair returns to farmers and artisans responsible for preserving our traditions. By retracing our steps back to our roots, we will find the answer to our health and to the health of our planet. All products are cultivated in small family farms of North East India using traditional and sustainable farming methods blended with ancient wisdom.
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