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Bengali Coconut Lentil Daal

Bengali Coconut Lentil Daal

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  • Pipe inversed
  • 5mins
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 2-3
  • No Nasties
  • Vegetarian
  • Mild
  • Plant Powered
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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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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

A few simple ideas to tailor the Bengali Coconut Lentil Daal to suit your mood and taste:

  • If you are a coconut lover, stir in a spoon of coconut cream or garnish with toasted coconut flakes

  • For added texture, finish with some crispy fried onions

  • Throw in some leftovers, it would be great with butternut squash, cauliflower or roast chicken

  • Serve with Indian fried flatbread for the real Bengali experience


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)




PER 100g
ENERGY 495kJ/119kcal
FAT 5.6g
of which saturates 2.3g
of which sugars 1.4g
FIBRE 2.7g
SALT 1.0g

The spice mix

  • Whole red chilli
    Whole red chilli for clean heat
  • Bay Leaf
    Bay Leaf for mellow fragrance
  • Cumin seeds
    Cumin seeds for earthy depth
  • Black mustard seeds
    Black mustard seeds for a nutty note
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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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