Here are some of our Frequently Asked Questions for you to ponder over. If you have any more questions that need to be answered then feel free to contact us.

Q: What is Dal?
A: Our Dal (spelt in numerous ways Daal, Dahl, Dail or Dhal) is a term used in the Indian subcontinent for dried, split pulses (legumes, that is lentils, peas and beans).

Q: Why is it called Darlin’ Dal 1+1?
A: Legumes plus a grain or seed is a complete protein. The midnight snack of Darlin’ Dal on your favourite toasted bread… Complete protein!

Q: Why does it make me fart?
A: While some get is worse than others there is one main reason this embarrassment might occur. It’s all about the gut health!

The more scientific explanation is…

“…legumes contain unabsorbed short-chain carbohydrates called galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS) and fructans. These poorly absorbed sugars are rapidly fermented by gut bacteria in the large bowel, resulting in gas. Some people are more susceptible to the gas production than others,” Charlene Grosse, accredited practising dietitian and spokesperson for Dietitians Association of Australia. Although legumes contain these poorly absorbed sugars, they can actually promote good gut health. “Research indicates this type of sugar found in legumes is healthy for your gut,” – The Huffington Post Australia.

Q: How do I introduce dal to my diet to reap these amazing health benefits?
A: Go SLOW!

“…adding a lot of legumes in the diet in a short space of time may lead to gas. If you are not used to having legumes introduce them slowly over several weeks.” – The Huffington Post Australia

Q: Why is “Darlin’ Dal” dal so different?
A: Apart from a happy kitchen, we only source the best quality and freshest ingredients. Local and seasonal is our thing! Washing, soaking and slow cooking our dal is why our dal is so kind to your insides. You will find she’s different to the rest and coming back for more!

Q: What is the “Magical Medicinal Hotpot”?
A: Every day, Darlin’ Dal kitchen supplies hot, one of the 8 magical recipes until sold out at chosen outlets.

Currently only available at Darlin’ Dal HQ – 462 Grange Road, Fulham Gardens

Q: Does dal help you with weight-loss?
A: It may influence weight loss due to their effect on fullness, as well as their fibre content. Dal is a great substitute for “Meat Free Mondays” as it’s packed with fibre and protein.

Q: How long will my frozen dal last in the freezer?
A: As a general rule our frozen medicinal dals will have a best before date of 3 to 6 months in the freezer.

Q: Why is your dal not in plastic and never will be?
A: Because we care! We care about you. We care about planet earth. We care about our childrens future.

We use Biopak 100% compostable containers (put them in your green bin) and our label is 100% recyclable (put it in your yellow bin)