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British Dal Festival

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British Dal Festival


The 2019 British Dal Festival will feature events and an expanded Dal Trail across the UK for a nationwide celebration of dal and similar dishes of beans, peas, lentils and other pulses - “delicious and nutritious seeds for a sustainable future”.

The second British Dal Festival will run for the week from Sunday 10th February 2019, expected to be designated by the United Nations as the first ever World Pulse Day in recognition of the contribution pulses make to health, nutrition, food security, biodiversity and fighting climate change. The festival will culminate with the Grand Dal Finale at Paintworks on Saturday 16th February,

The Dal Festival will celebrate pulses, their many benefits, and the local flavours and traditions that cooks around the world bring to such versatile ingredients.


91 Ways celebrates the magic of dal
91 Ways are delighted to be partnering with the Bristol Hindu Temple for the opening event of this year’s festival. 

Meet the producer with Hodmedods
Join Poco for this special edition of their 'Meet the producer' series and find out more about the people behind Hodmedods - an innovative, sustainable producer of pulses and grains in the UK. Guests will be treated to a delicious cocktail and 3-course meal, incorprating Hodmedods produce in every dish. 

Bristol Farmers' & Producers' Market - Dal Special!
A dal takeover at the weekly Farmers’ and Producers’ Market in Bristol. We look forward to welcoming The Thail Cafe for another fantastic free dal lunch. Last year we served 200 people in an hour. There will be also be dal related stalls alongside the regular traders selling everything from pulses and vegetables, to spices, chai and other warming winter treats. 

A dal-icious dinner with Gopal's Curry Shack
Join Gopal's Curry Shack for a 3 course feast of Indian-inspired food, made with seasonal, vegetables and of course, pulses!

Love dal with 91 Ways
Love Dal - come along to a delicious dal demo and learn all about the health giving properties of dal and spices. Treat yourself to a tasty lunch in the Greenway Centre.

Dal supper club
Join Juliet Clark from Bosh Bristol for a delicious dal buffet supper club. Three types of dal based on Juliet’s eating travels in India and Sri Lanka served with some flatbreads and coconut sambols. With a bit of salted caramel brownie to finish.

See the full list of events and book tickets here

Dal Trail

Running throughout the week take a nationwide Dal Trail of restaurants and eateries including Thali Café, Gopal’s Curry Shack, Spike Island Cafe, Friska and Harts Bakery.

Enjoy a free dal lunch and buy ingredients for dal at Bristol Farmers Market around St Nick’s on Wednesday 13th February, cooked up by The Thali Cafe and 91 Ways

Grand Dal Finale

See demos from top chefs and dal experts at the Grand Dal Finale - including Jenny Chandler and Kalpna Woolf. Enjoy street food, market stalls, workshops and children’s activities on Saturday 16th February. 

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