Our organic canned Vaal Dhal is inspired by the cuisine of Gujarat in northern India but we use only British-grown fava beans, cooked with a blend of mild and aromatic spices.
Needing just a little heat and a good stir our dhal is ready to eat as a satisfying side dish or can be cooked with other ingredients to create a more substantial curry.
Try adding water or stock for a curry soup. Ready to eat.
About the brand
Nick Saltmarsh, Josiah Meldrum and William Hudson founded Hodmedod in 2012 to supply beans and other products from British farms.
We work with British farms to source a range of top quality ingredients and delicious foods. We’re particularly interested in searching out less well-known foods, like the fava bean – grown in Britain since the Iron Age but now almost forgotten – and black badger peas.
The Great British Beans project
We founded Hodmedod following the successful Great British Beans trial project to stimulate and assess demand for indigenous pulses.
For the trial project we bought a tonne of British-grown split fava beans, packed them up at the kitchen table, and distributed them through community groups and local shops. Each pack contained a postcard with a short questionnaire on the back to collect feedback on the beans.
The response to the beans was overwhelmingly positive, inspiring us to establish Hodmedod to continue and develop supply of British-grown fava beans and other products.
The Great British Beans project was run by Provenance for East Anglia Food Link as part of its Norwich Resilient Food Project, which was developed with Transition Norwich.
From Fava Beans to Quinoa
Our first product was the Fava Bean, grown in Britain since the Iron Age but little eaten in recent centuries. Fava Beans are delicious, nutritious and good for the soil and bees. Split Fava Beans are especially versatile and easy to cook as they don’t need soaking.
Since launching our packs of dried Fava Bean we've been working to search out and develop production of other less well-known foods, like "Black Badger" Carlin Peas and Quinoa from the plains of Essex.
We're committed to providing quality food from British farms that's more sustainably produced. All Hodmedod's pulses and grains are British-grown – and always will be!
We offer a wide range of British beans and peas, as well as some of the first British-grown quinoa.
Please note that although we endeavour to ensure that the product information displayed on our website is accurate and up to date, Products and their ingredients are liable to change. Due to this, You should always read the label before consuming or using the product and never rely solely on the information presented here.
Per 100g: Energy (kj) 397 Energy (kcal) 95 Fat 3.3g of which saturates 0.3g Carbohydrate 9.2g of which sugars 2.2g Fibre 5.1g Protein 4.5g Salt 0.6g
Ethics & Sustainability
Delivered to you through our carbon-neutral supply chain in paper and cardboard packaging