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Although Chinese New Year often steals the limelight, Thai New Year (Songkran) is starting to make its way West as we embrace Asian culture and cuisine more and more.

Songkran is a Buddhist festival and the most important public holiday in Thailand.  Although steeped in traditions which include leaving small bags of sand at the local temple, the festival now plays host to what can only be described as a huge country-wide 3 day water fight in which children with water guns roam the streets looking for potential targets.

Thai New Year is a chance for families to get together and celebrate with plenty of food and drink, and one of the many traditional dishes eaten during Songkran is Kow Neuw Moon – a delicacy of sticky and sweet coconut milk rice served with fresh mango.

In order to celebrate the Thai New Year, we have created a delicious spin on the Kow Neuw Moon with our version of Sticky Coconut Rice and Mango using our round grain rice and coconut milk – which being 17% fat makes the dessert that little bit richer than other brands of coconut milk.

Click HERE to view the full Country Range Sticky Coconut Rice and Mango recipe.
Or follow URL http://www.countryrange.co.uk/recipes/sticky-thai-coconut-rice-mango/


Mid-April also brings us Vaisakhi or the Sikh New Year. Valsakhi (or Balsakhi) signifies the birth of the Khalsa way of living in the Sikh religion and signifies the spring harvest festival for Sikhs.   It is celebrated on either the 13th or 14th April every year.

Food is often a focal point of Valsakhi as it’s the time where people gather together to celebrate the new crops over a plethora of festive foods.

An extremely popular dish and one which is mass consumed over the festive period is the humble Aloo Gobi, a hearty mix of potato and cauliflower in a beautiful blend of chilli and spices.  Aloo Gobi is so popular it’s actually the most widely consumed vegetable curry dish in the world!

We’ve created a fantastic recipe for Aloo Gobi that can be easily created using plenty of Country Range products including Garam Masala, Cumin Seeds, Ground Coriander, Peeled Plum Tomatoes and Tomato Paste.

Our Aloo Gobi recipe is the perfect way to show the quality of our revamped Country Range Herbs and Spices, so be sure to inspire your chefs with our simple recipe inspirations in time for Valsakhi.

Click HERE to view the full Country Range Aloo Gobi recipe.
Or follow URL http://www.countryrange.co.uk/recipes/aloo-gobi/

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