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This is the only meal I've ever been able to satisfy my husband without meat! Don't let the funky measurements stop you from trying this fantastic dal. I used 2 c. lentils, 900ml (1 carton) chicken broth, used about 1/5 tsp. per gram of spices, a whole bunch of spinach (it cooks way down), and about 1 tsp each olive oil and butter in place of the ghee. I loved the idea of adding yogurt but when it came to game time I got chicken and only added 1/2 cup- no need to be scared though, it was fantastic! Served with homemade chapati and there were hardly any leftovers!
This was really good last night for dinner. Followed all the directions as posted. Flavorful and creamy, this went well with roti. Thanks for posting!
I found this when hunting for a recipe to use up some channa dal. I didn't measure ingredients (not what I do!) and it came out very tasty. Not having cooked with channa dal before, I was surprised to find that they keep their shape and texture when cooked, so if you want it to be creamy you will have to mash them a bit. Served with red rice and my favourite raita.
I didn't review this! I'm so sorry, I made it some time ago for friends, it was very much enjoyed and I would make it again happily! I used mostly channa dal, but didn't have quite enough, so made up the balance (about 100gr) with red lentils. I used 'fresh' frozen spinach, I tend to buy lots, clean it, chop it up and freeze it. I also guesstimated the small gram amounts, in the same fashion as Peggy, previous poster. I forgot the yoghurt ... sorry! but it was delicious, not too hot, those who prefer it spicy might want to up the spices. Thanks, BeckD!
Love, love, love this dal. The flavour is sensational. It's amazing any made it to the dinner table because I kept stealing it out of the saucepan as it cooked. Used red lentils and about 1/2 the amount of spinach (all I had on hand). The mix of measurements was a bit confusing. I doubt that many people have scales that weigh in single grams. I treated 1 gram as a scant 1/4 teaspoon, and followed suit for other amounts. Served and thoroughly enjoyed as part of a curry feast.