Know Your Spices - Dagad Phool or Kalpasi

Know Your Spices - Dagad Phool or Kalpasi

Dagad Phool used in EltheCook Readymade Tadka (Tempered SPice blends). Shipping worldwide
Dagad Phool or Kalpasi or Black Stone Flowers

An almost unknown spice in the Indian spice repertoire, Dagad Phool or Kalpasi, is a soft brown coloured lichen or fungus. A rare but essential component of Garam Masala and Goda Masala. Kalpasi is popular in Chettinad and Marathi cuisine! 

When it is used in small quantities in curries, it releases a strong woody, earthy aroma and flavor. Kalpasi has a very dry, light fluffy texture and feel to it.

For better results it should be roasted in a little oil to release its full aroma!

Stay tuned as @elthecook explores the depth of this rare spice. Have you used Kalpasi or Dagad Phool in your food? Let us know in the comments below! .
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