Dagarful (Parmotrema perlatum)

Dagarful, also known as Dagar Phool, Black Stone Flower or Kalpasi, is a lichen used in Indian cuisine. It has a flavour similar to cinnamon and you can use that as a substitute if you have to.

I have to agree with Rick Stein though, it is transformational and brings something to curries that I can’t quite put my finger on. In Australia it really isn’t hard to source and it is so worth the effort.


Give it a try,




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s