Akila’s Black Dal

India’s soul food, healthified. Black lentils slow cooked with tomatoes, butter & spices. Gently smoked for traditional taste.

Add a dollop of butter before serving to make it restaurant style. Most restaurants try and make this quickly and rely on too much butter and cream. We build layers of flavours by traditionally slow cooking for 24 hours and make it healthier. – Chef Akila.


Water, Black Lentils (7%), Onion, Tomatoes (3%), Cream (1.8%) (Milk), Butter (1.5%) (Milk), Kidney Beans, Coriander Leaves, Cold-pressed Rapeseed Oil, Ginger, Garlic, Fenugreek Leaves, Salt, Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Garam Masala (homemade spice blend), Green Chilli, Chilli Powder, Coconut Sugar, Nutmeg.

ALLERGEN ADVICE: For Allergens, see Ingredients in bold. Our kitchen is gluten-free but handles other allergens including Sesame, Nuts and Mustard. While we take precautions, traces of other allergens may be present. If you are sensitive to even small traces of allergens please contact us before ordering.


Name per 100g
Energy (kJ) 372.9
Energy (kcal) 89.3
Fat (g) 5.0
of which saturates (g) 2.4
Carbohydrate (g) 7.0
of which sugars (g) 1.2
Protein (g) 4.0
Salt (g) 0.37
Vitamin K (μg) 5.8

Heating Instructions

Always ensure food is thoroughly heated and piping hot before serving. Please check seasoning and adjust if required. Reduce heating time if defrosted.

MICROWAVE (900W): Cook from frozen. Remove sleeve, pierce film & cook on full power for 5 minutes. Cut-open film, stir gently, re-cover and cook for another 3 minutes. Rest for 2 minutes and stir gently before serving.

OVEN: Cook from Frozen. Time: 40-45 minutes.
Electric: 190°C, Fan: 170°C, Gas: Gas Mark 5. Preheat oven.
Remove sleeve and pierce film. Place on a baking tray in centre of oven and heat for 25 minutes. Cut film open and mix gently. Re-cover and heat further 20 to 25 minutes. Stand for 2 minutes, gently stir, check seasoning and serve.

HOB: From frozen, gently heat in a suitable pan with about 3 tablespoons of water until thoroughly hot. Adjust consistency and seasoning if required.



Serves 2 (640g)