Green Pea Dhal Bread


Prep time: 
0 minutes


These delicious dhal bread rolls are perfect as a snack, a lunchtime side to a salad, or a healthy accompaniment to south Asian curries and stews. Besides Hodmedod's Green Pea Flour they contain a host of other healthy ingredients like chia seeds and coconut flour.


  • 200g flour
  • 40g chia seeds
  • 160ml water
  • 100g coconut flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoon garam masala
  • small handful of curry leaves, finely chpped
  • 250g split green peas
  • 75g fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 30g fresh ginger, finely grated or pureed
  • 600ml milk or dairy-free milk
  • 60ml rapeseed oil, plus a little extra for tempering
  • sunflower seeds for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Make the chia gel: soak the chia seeds in the water for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure evenly hydrated.
  3. Temper the spices: heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over a medium / high high. Add the mustard seeds and let them start popping. After 10-15 seconds of popping, add chopped curry leaves, grated ginger and garam masala. Cook for a few minutes whilst stirring, the mixture should start to brown and the oil will separate from it. Pour into a bowl with the cooked lentils and raw spinach - mix well and leave to cool.
  4. In a separate bowl, sieve together the flours, baking powder and salt.
  5. In a jug, whisk together the milk, 60ml of rapeseed oil and the chia gel.
  6. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly to combine and remove all lumps.
  7. Fold the vegetable mix into the batter.
  8. Split mix evenly between greased muffin tins and sprinkle with sunflower seeds
  9. Bake for around 30-35 minutes, until well risen and a deep brown colour. Allow to cool in the tins for 10-15 minutes before removing to a rack to cool completely.


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