The first ever British Dal Festival is coming to Bristol between the 19th and 25th of March and intends to celebrate all things pulses. Dal is one of the most widely consumed meals in the world and is packed with flavour, health and nutritional benefits. It's also, most importantly, very affordable. The British Dal festival aims to celebrate traditional dals of the Indian subcontinent alongside other pulse dishes from around the world, from the refried beans of Mexico and fava dips of Greece to Britain’s pease pudding and mushy peas. See below for a list of places participating with their own dals and head to the British Dal Festival Website for further information. 

  • B Block - Lentil dal, spinach, potato, paneer pizza 
  • Bakers & Co - Coriander & tumeric dal, roasted romanesco, cavolo nero crisps, poached egg & nigella seeds
  •  Bellita - Red lentil kofta with pickled vegetables and spiced chick peas with spinach and salt cod 
  •  Better Food (St Werburgh’s and Wapping Wharf) - Warm and Welcoming Dal 
  •  Birch - Pease pudding and smoked mackerel broth 
  •  Bishopston Supper Club - Squash & split lentil soup 
  •  Bocabar - Red lentil, smoked bacon and cauliflower dal with pumpkin seed and lemon crusted hake  
  • Box-E - Hake, curried red lentils, yoghurt, lime and black mustard seeds 
  •  The Canteen - Cauliflower and Chickpea Dahl with Kusundi & Sourdough Roti 
  •  The Cauldron - wood fired Rahjasthani spiced cod, black badger, kabuki bean & spinach dhal, home cultured cardamom curd & Grow Bristol micro coriander 
  •  Desi - Punjabi Red Lentil Dal Folk House Cafe - Red lentil and tomato dal, served with yoghurt, fresh coriander and rice 
  •  Fresh Range - Tarka Dal collection with all the ingredients you need to make it at home 
  •  The Gallimaufry - Split pea & spinach dal with onion bhaji & tofu sour cream 
  •  Gopal’s Curry Shack - "Roald Dahl", Buddha Box and other special dishes featuring different pulses through the course of the festival
  • Hart’s Bakery - Palak Dal Kookootoo - Persian Red Lentil Dal  
  • The Mint Room - Nava Rathna Dal  Mokoko - Yellow pea and tomato dal 
  •  Nutmeg - Dal Makhani  
  • The Old Market Assembly - Toma Dal 
  •  Pasta Loco - Pumpkin and goats cheese arancini with wild garlic dal and spiced aubergine pickle 
  • The Pear Café - Tomato & coconut dal 
  •  Pieminister (Broad Quay, St Nicks and Stokes Croft) - Minted Mushy Peas 
  •  The Pipal Tree - A two course "Trio Of Dal" special. Peeli Dal (yellow), Kaali Dal (black) served with a side of vegetable rice, followed by a sweet Dal dessert. 
  • Poco - English bean falafel, bean hummus & pickles 
  •  River Cottage Kitchen - Roasted butternut squash & split pea dal, pickled radish & micro coriander 
  • Sholay Indian Kitchen - Himalayan Kali Dal 
  •  Spike Island Café - Roast squash, red lentil & coconut dal with basmati rice 
  •  Thali (Southville, Easton, Clifton, Montpelier and Totterdown) - Dahl and Roti 
  •  Watershed - Dal Makhani, Punjabi Black Dal with Toasted Naan 
  •  Windmill Hill City Farm Cafe - Tadka Dal

Don't forget to share your favourites on the trail on social media using #daltrail on Instagram and Twitter.

Published -16th March 2018