Dada Eats Collection + Cookbook
Cumin Powder - Turmeric Powder - Cayenne Chilli Powder
Earthy, bitter, and warming, this powder provides color, taste, and some gorgeous anti-inflammatory benefits. Use when making the Spicy Turmeric Quiche, or Turmeric Cornbread.
One of Samah's favourite spices. If you've never had fresh ground cumin, prepare to have your mind blown. Try it in recipes like the Masala Sweet Potatoes or the Crunchy, Creamy Carrot Salad.
Cayenne Chilli Powder
With its medium-heat intensity, Cayenne’s fiery red color is matched by its subtle fruitiness. An important pantry essential, try using this in recipes like Brown Rice Biyani or sprinkled on Masala Mac & Cheese.
“Samah Dada is a star. Her recipes rock and her mindset about cooking is just where you want to be. You will especially love ‘eating your vegetables’ Samah’s way.” - Michael Solomonov, author of Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking
“In her debut cookbook, Samah Dada brings the fun, warm spirit we’ve come to love on social media and television to the page. Filled with creative, irresistible recipes, Dada Eats Love to Cook It will bring new energy into your kitchen.” -Julia Turshen, bestselling author of Now & Again and founder of Equity at the Table (EATT)
Samah Dada doesn’t buy into the all-or-nothing mentality of healthy eating. By using real, unprocessed ingredients in surprising ways, she shows you how to have your cake and eat it too—because it’s actually made out of chickpeas.
Her food is often vegan, allergen-free, gluten-free, and grain-free because she’s only using the most nutritious ingredients, not because she’s cutting out food groups to follow the latest fad. She draws on her Indian roots for plant-based dishes like Spicy Eggplant Masala and the Best Dal Ever that come together in record time, and reinvents Indian classics such as Kheer, Sweet Potato Aloo Tikki, Creamy Black Lentils, and more, removing dairy but not sacrificing flavor. Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies, Coconut Sugar Halva Strawberry Crumble Bars, and Marbled Chocolate Tahini Loaf Cake rely on unprocessed sugars, legumes, and grain-free flours, but they still satisfy every sweet tooth as you learn how to use these healthy ingredients for maximum flavor and joy.
A longtime staple as a fabric dye and ingredient in Ayurvedic cooking and medicine (since 500 BC!), turmeric is currently enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity due to its anti-inflammatory and digestive qualities.
Peppery and prepared to play well with others, cumin was once so popular it was once carried in the pockets of wedding guests during the Middle Ages to bring good fortune.
Cayenne’s fiery red color is matched by its fruity heat. When fresh, cayenne peppers have a shiny shell and an elongated, fingerlike shape.