Simple and delicious! I like a more runny dal so I halved the lentils. I also followed eatrealfood's tip of frying the onion and adding it at the end. Thanks Brian!
this is how i make my dal too. except that i don't boil the onion along with the lentils - i saute it till golden brown along with the cumin, chili, and perhaps a cinnamon stick and bayleaf. for a change you can also add mustard seed.
Simple, quick dhal recipe! I used a combination of red and black lentils, which worked out well, the black giving it a bit of texture. Next time I think I'd add some mustard seeds along with the cumin seeds. Yum! Thanks Brian H!