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Tinned bean dhal with pitta dippers recipe

Tinned bean dhal with pitta dippers recipe

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Whip up a simple lunch that's full of flavour for your kids. This simple dhal recipe is made from tinned mixed beans, serve with a dollop of natural yogurt, some coriander, and pitta dippers. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 379 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil​
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely crushed
  • ¼ red pepper, finely sliced
  • 415g tin mixed baked beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp tikka curry paste
  • 2 tbsp Creamfields low-fat natural yogurt
  • 10g coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • 2 wholemeal pitta breads

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    4g 6%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    17g 20%
  • Salt

    1.7g 42%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 60.2g Protein 18.2g Fibre 15.2g


1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and pepper ,and fry for 2 mins, stirring occasionally. Add the beans and curry paste, stir to combine, then bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 mins.

2. Toast the pitta breads and cut into strips.

3. Spoon the dhal into 2 bowls and top with natural yogurt, coriander and spring onion. Serve with the pitta dippers.

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Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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