British Dal Festival announced

by Jess Carter

06 February 2018

Oh, dal-ing!

The first ever British Dal Festival has been announced – and it’s going to be held in Bristol.

Kicking off on 19 March and lasting for a week, the event, conceived by the British Edible Pulse Association , will be taking place throughout the city, with restaurants and eateries serving their own take on this Indian classic as part of a Dal Trail. All said offerings will be judged in order to name the champion at the close of the festival.

L ocal organisations getting involved include 91 Ways , which will look to its diverse community to collate many variations on dal for an online recipe collection; Incredible Edible , which will be planting lentils, peas and beans in The Bearpit; and Bristol Fruit Market, where chefs will be demoing dal recipes.

The week will finish with a bang on 25 March at Paintworks, with street food, markets, activities, demos and music. Stay tuned for more info on this first-of-a-kind fest.