Bengali Coconut Lentil Daal
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A deliciously light, nutty, delicate and subtly spiced daal made from a moreish combination of earthy split yellow chickpeas, coconut flakes and whole spices. It is a mild and moreish dish that is very satisfying.

Contains a whole spice pouch and cooked lentils

  • Serves 2
  • No Nasties
  • Vegetarian
  • Mild
  • Plant Powered

This deliciously moreish lentil curry is a true Bengali favourite. There, it is normally served thick and scooped up with chewy morsels of fried flatbreads for a delicious regional treat. Our Bengali Coconut Daal is slightly lighter and thinner and has the delicious addition of coconut slivers that create an extra layer of texture and sweetness. The spice mix adds extra depth of intrigue to this daal with a difference.

From pack to table in just 5 minutes, you can’t go wrong with this delicate daal with either rice or Indian flat breads. And, for the most authentic meal, have a look at our puri recipe, a delicious chewy fried flatbread that is traditionally eaten with these lentils. It’s a fantastic meal to keep on hand in your cupboard for busy days. Perfect for vegetarians or meat-free days.

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Anjum’s Top Tips

Fry the whole spices in 1-2 tsp of hot oil (or ghee) untill sizzling

Add the lentils and bring to a simmer... then serve

OUR PERFECT Bengali Coconut Lentil Daal

For added heat, add an extra dried red chilli to the oil or chop the included chilli so it provides more heat.

For added coconut-deliciousness finish with a little coconut cream.

Bengal is known for its fish dishes, pair this with a piece of grilled or fried fish that has been marinated in some lemon juice, turmeric, ginger, garlic paste and seasoning.

WHAT'S INSIDE

Water, Lentils (19%) (Bengal Gram), Sunflower Oil, Coconut Flakes (2%), Coconut Milk Powder (1.5%), Sugar, Salt, Spices, Red Chillies, Cumin Seeds, MUSTARD, Turmeric Powder, Cream (MILK)

MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS, SESAME, PEANUTS, CELERY, SULPHITES, GLUTEN & SOYA.

TYPICAL VALUES
PER 100g
ENERGY 495kJ/119kcal
FAT 5.6g
of which saturates 2.3g
CARBOHYDRATES 11g
of which sugars 1.4g
FIBRE 2.7g
PROTEIN 4.9g
SALT 1.0g

The spice mix

  • Bay Leaf for mellow fragrance
  • Black mustard seeds for a nutty note
  • Cumin seeds for earthy depth
  • Whole red chilli for clean heat
I have tried all your daals and love them. For once, a meal pack that is restaurant quality; not only easy to make but delicious every time. I used to say the best thing I can make for dinner is a reservation. Now I just grab your daal packs from my pantry and dinner is served in 5 minutes.
Vanessa Frewin
I tried your Bengali Coconut Daal. Absolutely fantastic - the future for me looks to be made a deal easier with your products, which I have found - so far - to be quite superior to some of the mixes I have experimented with, and have a taste not far removed from home cooked meals
Morton
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