Bangla Dhal (using Bengal 5 Spice)

6 May 2015

“Steamed rice (or bread) and dhal (lentils) is the basic diet of most Indians, from farmers to wealthy landlords.  A nutritious combination of carbohydrates and protein, this particular recipe uses aromatic spices to tempt the palate.”


  • 1 cup masoor dhal (red lentils)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon Screaming Seeds  ‘Bengal Five Spice’
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • salt to taste
  • coriander leaves to garnish


  1. Cook the lentils until completely soft, adding as much water as needed
  2. Heat the oil and add the Screaming Seeds ‘Bengal Five Spice’
  3. When the mustard seeds ‘splutter’ add the ginger
  4. Season with salt and pour in the lentils. Simmer for a couple of minutes
  5. When it has cooled slightly, add the lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves
  6. Serve hot

....  For this recipe, if I don't have  'Bengal Five Spice' in my pantry, what other SCREAMING SEEDS spice blend could I use instead?

Why not try .....  

Marrakesh Magic
Garam Masala
7 Seas Spice

Ras El Hanout
Virgin Island Mix
Kashmiri Krush
Outback Blend
Piri Piri Blend
Quatre Epice

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