Cooking like in Jerusalem
Our great Cooking Box contains zaatar, dukkah and sumac, 100 g each. It is ideal as a gift box or to cook a great evening with friends and acquaintances like in Jerusalem.
Zaatar after Ottolenghi
Zaatar is a spice mixture made from hand-picked wild thyme, finely roasted sesame seeds, sumac and a pinch of salt. It is the most popular spice blend in Palestine and is traditionally eaten for breakfast with olive oil and fresh wholemeal bread.
Where does our Zatar come from?
Women's cooperatives around the city of Nablus produce this delicious Nabali Fairkost Za'atar. The fresh aroma of thyme, the acidity of sumac and the nutty flavour of sesame make for an excellent combination of texture and taste. Nabali Zaatar impresses with its full-bodied taste. Everything about it is round and balanced, just the right mix to please.
Zaatar is loved all over the world because it is very versatile. Whether as a delicious spice for oven vegetables, processed in curd cheese for dipping or classically as a dipping spice for delicious olive oil and fresh bread.
Dukkah Stunning Delicious
Dukkah is a Palestinian spice blend made from selected cumin, aniseed, roasted sesame and wheat. The perfect coordination of the spices creates a unique composition that is ingeniously versatile and can miraculously intensify the flavour of a dish or even steer it in a different direction.
Did you know that dukkah tastes super delicious with roasted argan oil? The nutty flavour is intensified by the argan oil. The best way is to sprinkle the argan oil on the food in a spray can and sprinkle Dukkah over it.
Sumac the healthy taste
Barberry is a delicious tiny tart fruit and is used for savoury dishes, especially in the Middle East. It contains a lot of vitamin C and satiating dietary fibre. Nabali Fairkost Sumac comes 100% from Palestine and is hand-picked, dried and ground by women's cooperatives. Sumac has a fruity - sour taste and is often used as a substitute for lemons and vinegar in dishes. Did you know that our delicious zatar also contains sumac?
Things to know
This equally exotic spice is not a spice mixture as such, but comes solely from the sumac, the vinegar tree, which gives it its name.
The use of this spice is manifold and ranges from cooking to tanning leather to dyeing hair. However, the spice offered here should be limited to the kitchen.
Sumac is a so-called stone fruit and produces a sour spice. Especially in Turkish, Arabic and Persian cuisine, the spice is indispensable.
It is a spice that tastes intense, but can still be used generously. It is used to refine rice dishes, but also with meat such as the well-known lahmacun, fish and salads. It is not only used for marinating, i.e. before preparation, but also during cooking and even as a table spice.
Even in ancient Rome, people were aware of the intensity of sumac's flavour. Here, the spice was boiled down to an intense decoction that was captivating due to its red colour alone. This decoction was comparable to the well-known tamarind. Boiled down in this way, the spice could be used wonderfully for cooking.
The use of the spices and blends ranges from breakfast to all hot meals to the typical oriental get-together with dips and bread. Therefore, all spices can be used not only in the kitchen but also as table spices.
What makes our spices so special?
All Nabali products come from the occupied territories in Palestine and are made with love by women's cooperatives. All ingredients are natural and come without additives. We maintain a very close relationship with our suppliers and producers and advise you in the development and scaling of your business. By trading with Europe, we create new sales markets and offer economic perspectives. We are convinced that through economic peace and a strong, solid economy in Palestine, the situation will change for the better.
Our products love it dry and protected from light.
You can find delicious recipe ideas on our recipe page