Give joy as a gift - the perfect gift for Ottolenghis cookbooks
At Nabali, we offer authentic spice blends from the Middle East and North Africa. Yotam Ottolenghi and Tamimi, like us, source their spices from the cookbooks of Palestine. This gift box contains our bestselling spices and a beautiful greeting card.
Products of the box in detail:
The name of this spice blend comes from its main ingredient, wild thyme, because it is the Arabic name of the herb used. It is similar in taste to the local oregano.
It also contains sesame seeds, sumac and a little salt. This spice mixture is known as the most popular in Palestine and it is even used for breakfast. It is used with olive oil and fresh wholemeal bread.
Zatar: This ingredient is the freshly picked wild thyme. It gives the spice mixture its characteristic flavour.
Sesame: The intense flavour comes from a light toasting. Sesame provides the oily part in this mixture.
Sumac: This spice is characteristic of Turkish, Syrian and Lebanese cuisine. It is mainly used for stews with chicken, lamb and fish.
Salt: This mineral is used primarily as a flavour enhancer to bring out all the intense other spices.
The vinegar berry is a delicious tiny tart fruit and is used especially in the Middle East for savoury dishes. 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?
Both home cooks and star chef Otto Lenghi are fascinated by the bright, tart flavour that the spice imparts to dishes.
Who invented shakshuka? Is it Israeli, Arabic or does it come from North Africa! We don't really care, because we know it's delicious and easy to prepare.
In Israel, shakshuka is considered the national dish and is eaten mainly for breakfast. In Palestine, on the other hand, it is preferably eaten as an evening meal, along with delicious bread. Our spice mix comes from Palestine and was made in the traditional Arabic/Israeli way. This makes shakshuka a success right away, just as Ottolenghi would like it to be in his Jerusalem cookbook.
If you want a tasty oriental dip, the spice mixture Dukkah from Gaza is the perfect choice. It is sprinkled on fresh bread and drizzled with olive oil or argan oil, depending on taste, and is then served on a plate.
to a delicious paste. However, this spice mixture cannot be stored for too long.
Wheat: Finely ground, it becomes a kind of semolina that makes the paste you can make from it particularly creamy.
Sesame: For this spice mixture, the sesame seeds must also be roasted to intensify the flavour. This creates the special taste of this spice blend.
Cumin: The name of this herb is twofold and so are the meanings. The leaves are slightly cruciform and the fruit is somewhat reminiscent of caraway seeds in shape. In fact, the plant is not related to caraway. It is also called cumin and has a very special taste. Connoisseurs automatically place this taste in the Orient, for which it is typical.
Sumac: Dukkah also contains the typical Turkish, Syrian and Lebanese spice. It is used for stews with chicken, lamb and fish.
Garam Masala 100G
An earthy, slightly spicy flavour that is often used in Indian dishes. Masala stands for sauce, for dip and for a dish that is cooked with a sauce base. You should dissolve garam masala with a little fat in the pot before preparing your desired dish and cook it ready to eat.
We recommend that you test the spiciness, because the food you serve with it will still absorb the spiciness. When using this spice blend for the first time, it is best to have a bowl of sauce ready as a dip to try out whether the spiciness is so pleasant for you.
With Nabali Fairkost, you directly support the traders who produce and bottle this spice blend. The trade is sustainable and does not involve intermediaries.
The special properties of Garam Masala:
- earthy and slightly spicy taste
- is always used as a sauce and thus gives the dish not only spiciness but also creaminess
- Develops its pungency through the addition of fat
Tandoori Masala 100G
With this traditional spice, you can bring the spiciness of ginger and the heat of cayenne pepper, finely ground, onto your plate. For lovers of the original oriental seasoning, this blend is a real feast. When using it for the first time, you should deliberately dose it carefully. The spiciness only develops slowly during eating. The more you eat of it, the warmer you will feel from the inside.
This original spice mixture is also just called tandoori.
With our fair trade, we directly support the farmers in the region, who can thereby secure their own existence.
This is an Indian spice blend made from the following ingredients:
- Ginger: It gives the spice a sweet pungency. In addition, it can strengthen the body's defences.
- Coriander: The essential oils and proteins it contains can have an anti-inflammatory, circulation-promoting and antibacterial effect. Its fungicidal effect can inhibit the growth of fungi.
- Cumin: The main effect of this ingredient is an anti-inflammatory mode of action.
- Turmeric: This ingredient is good for digestion and has a general beneficial effect on well-being.
- Garlic: This ingredient has had the reputation of having a positive effect on the vessels for many years.
- Cayenne pepper: The effect triggered by capsaicin is primarily anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
- dried tamarind peel: This ingredient has a mild laxative and digestive effect.
Fleur de Sel 150G
From the beautiful island of Crete comes the pleasant and not so intensely salty tasting salt that has been newly added to Nabali Fairkost and which is still produced by hand. The special thing about this salt is that it does not slay your dish with the bitter salty taste impression, but merely refines your food. The sodium chloride content of the fleur de sel that we offer at Nabali Fairkost is lower than that of other salts and therefore our fleur de sel from Crete is also better tolerated. Since our Fleur de Sel contains less sodium chloride than "normal salt" from the supermarket, it is also more digestible for people who should reduce their salt consumption for health reasons. This delicatessen salt, whose name translates as flower of salt, refines the taste experience of your food rather than bludgeoning it. Refine your dishes with a small pinch of salt.
The correct use of Fleur de Sel
The use of Fleur de Sel differs from the use of conventional salts. Simply refine your dishes with a small pinch of salt. We recommend not to use this salt in the shaker, but to put it between your fingers (a pinch of salt) - so you use it as so-called finger salt. This gives you a better feeling for this food, which is produced by hand and comes from the sunny island of Crete, where it secures jobs. We at Nabali Fairkost attach great importance to sustainability. Only if we also act, will there still be an environment worth living in for our children and grandchildren. With Fleur de Sel, we have once again succeeded in including a sustainable, excellent and job-securing product.
We wish you much pleasure and wonderful moments of taste when seasoning with Fleur de Sel.
Greeting Card from Bethlehem - Our Choice
Our greeting cards are a great alternative to the cards from the supermarkets. They are handmade with love in Bethlehem, where physically disadvantaged people make the greeting cards for us using the papier-mâché process. Attached to the cards are motifs made of olive wood.
The greeting card comes in an envelope and an inlay.
All spices are delivered with love by our staff in a beautiful, high-quality and sturdy cardboard box. The box is filled with wood wool and the spices are placed inside. The box is also securely stored in a cardboard box. A festive bow is placed on top.
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