Chickpea & Kale Stuffed St Lucian Dhal

Chickpea & Kale Stuffed St Lucian Dhal

As seen on Twisted, a classic twist on a hearty St Lucian Dhal.
  • 30 MINS

    Cooking Time

  • Easy


  • 30 MINS

    Prep Time

  • 6 People


  • 1 Knorr Vegetable Stock Cube
  • 700 g chickpeas
  • 300 g kale
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 15 g coriander
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 cm thumb of ginger
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

For the Dhal dough

  • 270 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 230 ml lukewarm water

  1. Begin by making your curried chickpea and kale mixture. Dice your onion, ginger and garlic and add to a heavy based pot with 2 tbsp of vegetable oil. Fry the aromatics until golden brown and have softened on a medium heat. Then add in the spices; curry powder, garam masala and turmeric. Bring the heat down slightly to avoid burning the spices. Add in the drained chickpeas, water, coconut milk and your Knorr Vegetable Stock Cube. Leave to simmer and reduce the heat.

  2. Once the chickpeas have softened and the curry has reduced, add in your kale and fresh coriander. Turn off the heat and allow the residual heat to steam the kale. The curry should be relatively thick.

  3. While the curry cools, make the dhal dough. In a bowl combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Mix all the dry ingredients together and then gently pour in lukewarm water to bring the dough together. Tip the dough into a clean surface and knead gently for 3-4 mins. Place in an oil bowl and allow to rest for 30 mins.

  4. Divide the dough into 12 pieces. Roll each piece into a palm sized round, then stuff with about 2 tbsp of the chickpea and kale curry. Seal by squeezing the edges of the dough together and then using a fork to create a crimp. The dhal should be the shape of a small cornish pasty.

  5. Once you have stuffed all the dhal’s, bring a large pan of oil to 170 degrees and fry until golden brown and the dough has puffed. Remove from the oil and place onto a kitchen towel to drain any excess oil.

  6. Serve the stuffed dhal’s while hot with fresh chutney and hot pepper sauce.

  1. Amount per Serving
Nutritional values Amount per Serving
Energy (kcal) 750.59 kcal
Protein (g) 31.52 g
Sugar (g) 14.87 g
Fat (g) 20.13 g
Fibre (g) 18.92 g
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