14 Reviews

This was nice and easy, and very tasty. I mashed mine a little as well. Because it was easily on hand I added in some plain soy milk, just to give it some creaminess - turned out very nicely. Thanks for posting!

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magpie diner March 23, 2010

Nice and easy and very tasty.

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rosemarieodonovan March 12, 2015

Salt according to Martha Stewart and other sites doesn't affect legume cooking time, and adding salt later might make your beans blander.<br/><br/>If your beans are coming out hard, the two primary culprits are 1. adding an acid, like tomatoes, which slows cooking or 2. your dried beans are too old, which leaves beans drier and less flavorful. Try pre-soaking your lentils for 30-60 minutes or more, but this still won't bring back lost flavor. Try buying your dried legumes from a store with high turnover and use your beans in a timely fashion.

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enemil September 01, 2014

Leave out the salt till last minute and dont add tomatoes till very last both dont allow the peas to soften same with all beans and lentils ?

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Judinz August 07, 2014

Very good. I ran out of cumin and so had to improvise a bit with my spices- adding extra curry powder for example - but the end product was delicious. I like a creamy Dal (like our Indian restaurant serves) so once the lentils were done I added water & a bit of cream- then pureed to the right consistency. Served with basmati rice & paneer with peas and tomatoes.

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averybird January 14, 2011

I've made this as directed, and also tried it with a Masala paste instead of the spices, and added silverbeet. Both ways were great. I like to partially blend it.

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Gingernut July 14, 2010

This was SO good! I love Indian food but have always been afraid to venture out past the basic chicken curry, but I'm so glad I did with this recipe! Wonderful flavor, filled the house with amazing smells. I served with brown jasmine rice and steamed carrots on the side. Perfect. Thanks!

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lolablitz May 12, 2010

Very tasty dal recipe! I blended it a bit, but that's just a personal preference. Yum! Thanks for posting.

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AmandaInOz March 20, 2010

Yum, yum, YUM! I have always wondered how to make something like this, with that special combination of spices that smells (and tastes) so specifically Indian. Thank you for this easy recipe! We will have it with naan and cherry tomatoes next try. . . can't wait! :)

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Elise and family October 24, 2009
Easy Curried Yellow Dal (Yellow Split Peas)