Product Review – Golden Lentil Dahl and Basmati Rice from Proper Good

Happy Social Media Day! 


Through Social Media including blogs, Instagram, Twitter etc, I’ve been making so many friends from all over the world. Some become one of my best friends and one day I want to meet them face to face. 


Also Social Media is getting to the place where business and potential customers meet for the first time. Proper Good is one of them. They found me on Instagram and ever since I tried their soup, I have learned a lot about their products and the company itself. 


They sent me other packs of new products a few years ago, so I want to share my thoughts today. For curry lovers, fasten your seatbelt! Today’s products are one of the most popular Indian curry, Dahl and Basmati rice to go with it!


<Product Review>

Dahl and basmati rice from Proper Good

Name: Golden Lentil Dahl 

Contains: 12 oz 

Price: $7.99 

Main ingredients: Water, petite golden lentils, yellow split peas, potatoes, coconut milk, coconut oil, garlic carrots, sea salt, lemon juice, cumin, rosemary extract, mustard seed, crushed red peppers, turmeric

Allergen: Coconut

0g sugar added, plant based, dairy free


Name: Basmati Rice with Sea Salt

Contains: 6 oz

Price: $3.49

Main ingredients: Water, basmati rice, rice bran oil and sea salt 

0g sugar added, plant based, low sodium, 

Proper Good Indian Curry at Home Experience


I kinda knew they would soon release curry products after a few months of trying their products because Proper Good is a soup company, and curry is one of the most loved “soups” from people in the world. So when I got news that new curry products are released, I was so excited. 


First, let’s start the review of Golden Lentil Dahl

I take dahl is one of the most popular curry dishes from Indian cuisine, but we usually get Tikka Masala at restaurants so having dahl at home under this still-restriction-going-on was an amazing experience. 


When I took a first bite, my nostrils caught the aroma of coconut milk and a spice flavor from cumin hit my tongue. The taste itself is very soft, so even toddlers can enjoy them without having a fire in their mouth. For adults who are especially spicy food lovers, be prepared to add seasoning and spices to adjust the taste. 


The texture of dahl was perfect. Both lentils and curry broth were soft and creamy, with a silky touch to my tastebuds like velvet. They have potatoes in it, so it’s a good filling too. It contains 12  oz and it was enough for both of us to be well fed for lunch. 


Since they’re using coconut milk to make it a plant based food, to me I thought it’s a fusion food of Thai and Indian curry.  Or is it just me who has never had Indian curry using coconut milk? 


Pro: Mild, innovative flavor of Indian curry made with coconut milk. Colorful and cute package. Feeds 2 adults with a single package.

Con: For spicy food adults, flavor needs to be adjusted. 

dahl and rice from proper good

Next, let’s talk about basmati rice. Growing up by eating medium grain Japanese rice, I’m not really familiar with basmati rice actually. Indian curry is more like soupy unlike the thick, stew like Japanese curry, so drier and nonstick basmati rice goes well with that dahl to pair with. The basmati rice was simply flavored with a little sprinkles of sea salt, and instead of plain rice I’m used to, the flavor is more like blooming when it goes with the curry. 


Pro: Goes well with curry with just right flavor from sea salt.

Con: The package on the back side needs to be fixed haha! Like all other soups, it recommended a way to heat up in a pan, but I’m sure it’s end up sticking into the pan, not fluffy, and never gonna be “bubbling” as it says. 


The best feature of Proper Good company is that they’re seeking to provide food that has a long shelf life, allergen free/specific diet, and contributes to our society. They donate one meal for every post tagged with @eatpropergood, so hopefully my posts on other social media platforms would help someone in the world. Thank you so much Proper Good for gifting me amazing products. Please make tikka masala soon, my ultimate favorite Indian curry!

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Arranged food by using Proper Good products. 

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Happy yummy food shopping 🙂

17 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s quite interesting to see how Indian food is sold and prepared outside India. Enjoyed reading your critique on the same. Another fascinating post as always!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Garima, it’s so nice to hear from you😊 And thank you so much for warm comment🤗

      Yes it’s true, I wonder what people who grew up eating Indian curry would think of the products🤔 If I could, I want to gather both people who are in charge of home cooking, and chefs at restaurants. I think their perspectives are different considering one have to make profits, and the other might be following the recipes passing for generations. It must be fun to hear each and every one of opinions👀✨

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  2. dolphinwrite says:

    I would always be careful with online. People can seem one way online, but something completely different in person. For myself, I just prefer to keep the two separate.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Right! Being on the safe side is important to stay away from any danger. We hear a lot of tragedy happening in the world, and many of them had started through online.

      My friends actually had experienced these incidents. At that time, I was like “See? I told you!” but after making some good friends online for myself, your comment is a very good reminder to me, we all have to be careful to think if the “online friends” are truly trustable😊


  3. Travtrails says:

    Sounds innovative. But what we have at home ( North India) is plain lentils, salt, turmeric, diced tomato, pinch chilli powder& cooked in water. Coconut milk is used more South Indian style. Once cooked soft and melds in water sprinkle with cilantro. I guess every Indian state has its own concoction. With plain rice it is healthy eating.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh really! Wow I didn’t know that, thank you so much for letting me know👀✨💕 So there is actually Indian curry made with coconut milk…hmm, sounds interesting!

      And I agree, making curry differ from where the cook is from just like Japanese people making new year food👍💕

      By the way, is rice more popular for Northern Indian people? To me when eating Indian curry I come up with naan as the first choice especially a lot of lunch buffet serves them, but many Indian people say naan is actually luxury food enjoyed at restaurants and never appears at home cooking. Instead they make chapati and get familiar with them. If I remember it right, you’re the first one talking about curry with rice without asking “where’s chapati?” so I’m kinda glad you mentioned rice(although I know what we think as “rice” could be a lot different…basmati rice and Japanese middle grain rice got very different texture!)

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      1. Travtrails says:

        In India every corner has its own choice. Nana and stuffed rotis or Parathas are popular in north west, Punjab and neighbouring regions. Roti & rice in Central India and Rice with fish in Eastern India bordering What we refer to as Asian belt. In south it is rice and Dosas and sambhar ( lentil). So when u say u like Indian food one has to specify . I prefer the north-west & central India cuisine … butter chicken 🍗

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      2. Tanooki says:

        oh wow, sounds super different from where the one is located👀💕✨ It must be fun to travel around India and try each and every one of the local food with specific food🤤 While reading your comment, some food name rang a bell but some are my first time to hear. I never been to India but it’s so tempting…I think I’l have food coma every day😂

        No wonder the rice is popular among “Asian belt,” the fish curry sounds good too! also butter chicken is what we order at restaurants regularly😋 …wait, how many days do I need to travel around India? I don’t think a week isn’t enough!

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      3. Tanooki says:

        Oh noooo😂 Then India is the first country to visit after I retired🤣👍✨💕 Will be packing and planning what restaurants to go👍✨

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  4. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Now I am hungry, sounds great, Tanooki.
    Nice day!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Elvira!❤️


      1. elvira797mx says:

        You are welcome, Tanooki.❤️

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  5. Livia says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your insights, dear Tanooki 🙏😊

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Livia for reading my review! I wish their products ships worldwide so that I could hear your thoughts too😊

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