Dhal puffs

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Mark Hix on Baking

By Mark Hix

Published 2012

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These delicious little bread-based snacks are relatively quick to make as you don’t have to worry about them proving a second time round. Freeze them either uncooked or lightly cooked and finish them off in the oven for an emergency snack moment or party.


  • 80 g butter or ghee
  • 2 medium onions, peeled, halved and finely chopped
  • 4


To make the dhal, melt the butter or ghee in a pan and gently cook the onion, garlic, chilli and spices for 3-4 minutes without colouring. Drain and rinse the peas and add to the pan with the stock. Season and simmer gently for about 30-40 minutes, stirring every so often, until the peas are cooked and tender, the liquid has been absorbed and the consistency is risotto-like. Stir in the coriand