The nightmare happened in broad daylight to me yesterday at around 1pm when I had finished making rice and had to cook dal for my family(and parents arriving from India). I ran out of gas!!! I was terrified because without gas it becomes hard to cook. LOL. And, I had never made dal this way in the microwave. So, I took God's name and managed to do this. Enjoy! Note: If you do not wish to season this, simply add salt, pepper and enjoy it as a soup!