Red Lentil Daal

Red Lentil Daal

Red Lentil Daal Ingredients 1 onion finely chopped 2 fresh tomatoes chopped Spices (ground cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, paprika, chilli powder) Salt to taste Red lentils Freshly boiled water Fresh Coriander chopped Freshly squeezed juice of a lemon Ground garam masala For The Temper 2 garlic gloves finely grated a little vegetable / light olive oil Chopped green chillies (optional) Method 1. Fry the onions in a little oil until soft and lightly golden 2. Add salt and spices – except garam masala 3. Add chopped tomatoes, stir, cover and leave to simmer for 5 minutes 4. Add Water and stir 5. Add red lentils, stir and bring to the boil 6. Lower heat and simmer until lentils are cooked through and mushy (usually between 30-45 mins). Check to ensure there is enough water in the mix. Add more water for your own preferred consistency if required 7. If the daal is too watery take the cover off and turn up the heat to allow it to thicken and some of the water to evaporate. Adjust salt if needed 8. In a seperate pan, heat a little oil and fry the garlic until very lightly brown (you can add green chillies to this oil too if you would like more of a kick to your daal). Once done add to the lentils. 9. add lemon juice, coriander and a sprinkling of garam masala. Serve. We have it with boiled brown basmati rice and a big salad on the side. Yum. How do you make yours? If you have a go at the above do let us know how it...
Natural & Halal Farming – The Willowbrook Way

Natural & Halal Farming – The Willowbrook Way

Our meat is sourced from Willowbrook Farm in Oxford. To help you get a little bit of insight as to how the Willowbrook family farm we thought we’d share some of their beliefs and principles which shape the way they work. The following text is also present on their website and can be viewed here: http://www.willowbrookorganic.org/node/25   Our principles As a Muslim family we derive our principles for farming from the concepts of halal/halaal and tayib/tayyib (purity and wholesomeness). This means we adopt a holistic approach to all aspects of food production, from the soil to the consumer. We keep our flock of sheep at a naturally sustainable and manageable stocking level, meaning they have plenty of access to their fresh grass and hay. Even in our non-organic produce, we still strive to meet the highest standards: using no chemicals, or hormones on our livestock or on our pasture. Unlike many farmers rearing large numbers of comercial fast growing birds we choose to rear traditional natural breeds of chicken in small mobile poultry units again with permanent access to their pasture. Our principles are informed by the desire to farm naturally, organically and sustainably: To treat livestock ethically, meeting their physiological and behavioural needs To maintain the long term fertility and biological activity of soils To foster biodiversity and protect sensitive habitats and landscape features To maximise use of renewable sources and recycling To minimise pollution and waste To develop ecologically responsible production, processing and distribution chains, emphasising local systems What is Halal? Halal literally means ‘acceptable’ or ‘sanctified’. But the concept of halal food goes further than the literal meaning and is used in the Quran in...
Bee Mercy

Bee Mercy

Really excited to announce that we’re exploring stocking their amazing honey for you guys! Check out their promo video below.     More info on the range of honeys they supply can be found on their website. We’d love to know if you have any questions for them as we want to make sure you’re fully informed about the honey before you place orders for their luscious nectar, so we’re collecting your questions for a future blog post and update. Add your questions in the comments below, on our Facebook wall, in our Facebook group or send us an email. Thank...