I have always loved dahl. Its deeply warming and satisfying, and comes in so many variations. This Wild Dahl recipe uses hedgerow seeds to make a truly heavenly dish. Even though I am blowing my own trumpet, I have to say this simple dahl recipe surpassed even my expectations.
We have some truly divine wild spices in our hedgerows!
Over the Autumn I collected rock samphire, wild fennel and alexanders seeds, combined them with some dried pine needle shoots (think rosemary) and a little turmeric and you have a dahl recipe mix that will have your tongue slapping about wanting more.
Ingredients Part 1: Dahl Mix
Ingredients Part 2: Wild Spice Mix
Grind and mix together all the spices into a course powder. Use as instructed below.
Robin Harford is a self-taught ethnobotanist, and has spent over a decade traveling, researching, recording and uncovering the traditional and contemporary use of wild plants in Britain and beyond. More recently his work has taken him to Africa, India, SE Asia and Europe. He is a co-director of Plants & Healers International, a non-profit that connects people, plants and healers around the world.