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Tastiest dhal recipes.

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TheScottishPlay · 11/08/2017 11:08

What dhal recipes have you found to be the tastiest and what do you eat with it?

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babybat · 11/08/2017 11:32

The dal we make most often is probably Madhur Jaffrey's red lentil dal - it's very simple and a good weeknight staple. We usually have it as an accompaniment to curries and rice.

My favourite dal, though, is either chana dal with split yellow peas, or black dal this one is delicious but they're more for when you have lots of time on your hands...

margaritasbythesea · 11/08/2017 11:33

I want to know this too

ChardonnaysPrettySister · 11/08/2017 11:33

Place marking because I bought some fresh turmeric and want something to use it in.

muffinlondon · 12/08/2017 10:55

Also interested

My favourite of late was the one in Jamie lovers superfood family classics which has mango in and is baked in the oven

Both me and DS loved that one

muffinlondon · 12/08/2017 10:56

That would be Jamie Oliver - not Jamie lovers

GinIsIn · 12/08/2017 10:57

I use this one with about 4x a much garlic, loads more salt and some lemon juice.

Fekko · 12/08/2017 10:58

Fresh turmeric? Oohhhhh. I fancy that. I love Dahl.

ChardonnaysPrettySister · 12/08/2017 12:47

I used it yesterday in a roast butternut squash with miso and honey.
It's completely different flavour than the dry one.

PurpleDaisies · 12/08/2017 12:49

I make this loads. I usually use frozen spinach.

Sukitakeitoff · 13/08/2017 08:53

Every single Madhur Jaffrey dal recipe I've made has been delicious - I'd highly recommend her book Curry Easy (or the vegetarian Curry Easy if you don't eat meat).

I've never used fresh turmeric though - what do you do with it?!

Sukitakeitoff · 13/08/2017 08:54

Also I did come across this recipe recently -

NormaSmuff · 13/08/2017 09:01

i follow an old recipe from a book, love it.
cook red lentils, when come to boil add onions and garlic, tumeric and salt. when consistency of porridge add cumin seeds it is ready to serve. quick fry garlic and pour on top.

NormaSmuff · 13/08/2017 09:01
ChardonnaysPrettySister · 13/08/2017 09:05

I only bought the fresh stuff last week, so far used it in the miso butternut squash and on top of some roast salmon with lemon zest and garam masala.

I grate it, but bloody hell does it stain.

getonthearkunicorn · 13/08/2017 10:19

I really like the sweet potato and spinach one.
BBC good food do a basic recipe that I just add too e.g. Tonnes more garlic!

AmyOb · 13/08/2017 19:41

I learnt cooking dhal from my Indian friend.
First you have to wash the mysoor dhal and then keep it on stove after adding salt, curry powder, curry leaves, chillie, diced onions, diced green chillie, diced garlic with about two cups of water. Once its boiled, add a cup of coconut milk ( add some water to scraped coconut and blend, strain and use the milk) to the curry and boil for 5 minutes and take off the stove. /if you like it spicier, you can add some oil to another pot and add garlic, curry leaves, onions and chillie pieces 1 teaspoon and then add the cooked curry to it and boil for 5 minutes and take it off the stove.

myrtleWilson · 14/08/2017 21:31

my go to dhal is a simple red lentil one but my favourite one is black dhal but its not that easy to get the lentils I need for it - but when I do - it is beyond awesome. I used to use the Jamie Oliver Comfort book recipe but we recently gave it away so if anyone has a recommendation for a black dhal recipe I'm all ears (and salivating mouth)

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