By Strawberry Girl on August 19, 1999
Photo by Maggie, Cooking
Photo by Maggie, Cooking
Serving Size: 1 (423 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This recipe makes the best Dal I've had at home ever... and it's so authentic! It reminds me of the Dal I used to have at my best friend's place during my school days. The only possible change I'd make is to increase the amount of red peppers for a little more 'heat'. Also, you can omit the rice, and drink this as a wonderful lentil soup. It's great for when you have a really bad cold, and need something to warm you up. Thanks for sharing this one... I'm sooo gonna make it over and over!"
"LOVED THIS RECIPE! The first time I made this, I thought it was a little bland. Last night, I made it again but used beef stock instead of water and added 1 tsp of garam masala. It ended up better than I'd get at a restaurant!"
"The first time I made this, it was a little bland. This time I added cranberries (halfway through cooking) and more crushed red pepper... maybe not as authentic, but the cranberries really added depth! It was great, and went over well with my critic. =)"
"I made this as written except for using ground cumin and some extra cilantro (can't help myself), and this was really excellent. It's so healthy, too! I know I'm really slow cutting up veggies, but the prep time definitely took me more than 5 minutes, but it was still more than worth it for the final results. So flavorful and hearty and one that I will make again! Thank you for sharing this great recipe."
"Terrific recipe! I followed other peoples suggestions and used broth instead of water and added a teaspoon of garam Marsala. Excellent! I made it for a dinner party and had to share the recipe with everyone. This digs was. A hit!"
"This was my first time making Dhal, although it's one of my favorite Indian dishes. This recipe is easy to follow with simple ingredients which are easy to find at most grocery stores. I made one change: I used vegetable broth instead of water and I think it helped add to the flavor of the dish. Warning: this dish is mild, as it's supposed to be. It's great served with a spicy main (I served it with a very hot chicken tikka masala & some rice). Over-all good but I think I will add more cauliflower next time."
"This was so easy to make and better than going out for a takeaway. All the family enjoyed"
"The flavor was excellent. I couldn't get my lentils to cook down (too old? I bought them the same day as I made the soup!) I will likely try the recipe again with another kind of lentils. I also added some chopped carrots and celery and some garam marsala."
"my favorite dal recipe. the best"
"Excellent recipe! I have made it twice. The second attempt, I added 2 carrots, doubled the spices and added 1 T cayenne pepper for more 'kick'."
"I loved this. I threw in a lot of red pepper flakes to give it some kick. I have little cooking talent, and it still turned out great."
"Pretty bland, but that may be the fault of six cups of rice. The flavor may have been diluted for having to spread across so much starch. Regardless, if I make this again, I will likely tinker with the seasoning quantities and use a LOT less rice."
"it was ok."
"all i could taste was lime :("
"This was a good standard. I felt like it was missing something...I can't put my finger on it. I followed another reviewers advice and added a sprinkling of garam masala, but I guess I didn't add enough. Made a nice healthy meal complemented by Recipe #21855"
"I really like this receipe. For a quick lunch, I omitted the cauliflower and tomatoes, went very well with my brown rice. Thank you."
"I loved this recipe, I will make it again, I found that I needed more salt, I use Celtic Salt, and more lime. I also increased the red pepper to taste. I really like this dish for those members in my family who want to eat exciting different dish but are afraid of curry and spice."
"Incredible recipe! It only tasted better after sitting for a bit. Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing this one!"
"I was a bit doubtful that all the rave reviews could be right - but they were! A very, very nice dal. I used puy lentils so the cooking time more than doubled and the cauliflower was overcooked. I hardly ever follow recipes exactly but with this one I did and personally wouldn't change a thing. Really yummy with brown rice."
"very nice! used vegetable stock instead of water and added chopped carrot and peas to up the veggy quota. Oh and grind the cumin seeds(or use pre ground) as it gets a fuller flavour then but otherwise YUMMY! my kids loved it, as did I. I can imagine it would be a touch boring if made exact to recipe but adding stock and ground cumin gave it a lovely rich flavour. make a double batch!!!"