I wrote recently about Mushy Peas and Pease Pudding. My resolve was to try to convert Pease Pudding into Dahl. The ingredients were perfect, no reason why I shouldn't cut a corner and make wonderful Dahl.
I procured a 6 pack from Amazon (beware, some packs were twice the price of others), I paid a not-unreasonable £11.79. The first can was opened yesterday.
I diluted it slightly whilst re-heating, I added all my favourite spices and curry pastes, and seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. But the TEXTURE was all wrong. It tasted good, but it was 'gloopy', and had the consistency of thick Wallpaper Glue.
So, my verdict as 'Dahl' is a generous 5/10. However, Pease Pudding has its own place in life, and with another 5 tins in the store cupboard I will have to find other uses. Soup comes to mind, but the most popular seems to be as an accompaniment for a few handsome slices of boiled Ham, with the newest potatoes from Norfolk or Lincs, and of course a flagon of Claret wine from Gaul; which is what I shall try next.
It's an interesting product, but not for everyone. As for Dahl I shall continue to make my own from ordinary pink Lentils.