I don’t usually write product reviews. I just don’t have the time. But in the case of Holy Lama Spice Drops I’m making an exception.
Holy Lama Spice Drops are concentrated extracts of natural spices. They offer a spectacular range which you can see here. I’ve been cooking with the drops for the past couple of weeks and love them.
Yesterday I decided to give the garam masala and chilli spice drops a try in a quick and easy masoor Dhal lunch I made for my wife Caroline and me.
Masoor dhal is a favourite around our house. Unlike other dhals, masoor dhal (split red lentils) can be made last minute without much forward planning. As it is a favourite dish, I wanted to secretly test the spice drops out on Caroline. Yes, our life is very exciting.
Caroline loved the dhal and even said it was better than usual. She wanted to know if I had done something different and was surprised when I showed her the little bottles of extracts.
I think the reason I wanted to highlight them here is because so many of you have commented that you want to try my recipes buy simply don’t have the time to go out and shop for all the ingredients. This is especially so when it comes to making your own garam masala with whole spices and then roasting and grinding them. It is quite time consuming.
Holy Lama spice drops have a shelf life of three years. That is a lot longer than you could expect from pre-ground garam masalas and other spice blends you purchase in a shop.
Having tried the garam masala and chilli extracts, I can hardly wait to try the others. In fact, I have a selection on its way to me now and I will be sharing a few recipes using no other spices than Holy lama Spice Drops. If the other extract are anywhere near as good as the two I’ve already tried, I may just become a much lazier cook.
A note about using Holy Lama Spice Drops
Spice drops can be used at any time during cooking but they are best when added at the end, just before serving. They go a long way. 3 drops of garam masala or chilli extract = 1/2 teaspoon of powder. I used six drops of each in my dish but you could experiment by adding your drops just before serving one drop at a time until you get the flavour you are looking for.
Disclaimer: I received no payment for this endorsement of Holy Lama Spice Drops. All views are my own and I just wanted to spread the word. I did receive the spice drops free of charge to try.