Recent exciting news for Bristol is that the city is set to host the first ever British Dal Festival, between the 19 – 25 March.


This exciting festival, will see a whole host of activities, workshops and Dal inspired dishes grace our city, providing lots to eat, see, learn and do. The Festival aims to promote celebrate the magic of 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.



Just a few of the exciting happenings to look out for are:


The Dal Trail which will take place throughout the week and involves around 20+ of Bristol’s restaurants and eateries including Thali Café, Gopal’s Curry Shack, River Cottage Canteen and Harts Bakery.


The opportunity to share stories and eat dal dishes from Bristol’s many language communities at a lunch for women and children with community organisations 91 Ways and Refugee Women of Bristol on Tuesday 20th March.


Enjoy a free dal lunch and buy ingredients for dal at Bristol Farmers Market around St Nick’s on Wednesday 21st March cooked up by The Thali Cafe and 91 Ways.


Come and grow dal by planting lentils, peas and bean in Bristol’s Millennium Square with Incredible Edible.


See demos from top chefs and dal experts at our Grand Dal Finale – including Romy Gill, Jenny Chandler and Krishna Dutta. Enjoy street food, market stalls, and children’s activities on Sunday 25 March.


Use our free to download Dal Lesson Plan to run a dal cooking workshop and cross-curricular lesson at your school.


Become a Dal Champion by entering your favourite dal dish in our dal championship!

Be sure to follow The British Dal Festival on social media, to find out more information and more importantly plan which activities and events you would like to take part in!

Twitter: @BritishDalFest

Instagram: @BritishDalFestival

Facebook: /BritishDalFestival