This is a combination of two dhal recipes that I found. Unlike most dhal recipes, this one does not have any chilli in it. It has become a firm favourite of a few Indian people that I know. Serve with rice and you have a really healthy, filling meal.
Used different ingredients. If you want to make it hot and spicy, substitute the paprika for chili powder - 29 Apr 2009
Spicy? It was very mild and rather disappointing, glad that others are enjoying it though! - 20 Feb 2011
I made this dal because I had all the ingredients on hand (except the garlic), and I needed to use up some lentils and peas. I used 1 cup of green lentils, and 1/2 cup of yellow split peas. I didn't presoak, but I cooked them for around 45 minutes. I also added a big mild yellow chile chopped, and 3 fresh seeded and chopped jalapenos because I had them on hand and they needed to be consumed. The coriander is left out in the ingredient list, so I added around 2 teaspoons of whole coriander seeds, and smashed them in a mortar and pestle. I only used one 400g can of tomatoes too. The amount of turmeric in the recipe may be a little too much for some, as it does bitter it slightly, however, I love turmeric and when eaten with bread or rice the bitterness is less noticeable. That said I would not reduce the turmeric by more than 1 teaspoon, as it is extremely good for you, and a necessary flavour/colour/aroma in this dish. 5 stars Katt. - 22 Feb 2010