The search for the perfect lentil
We love the simplicity of dal. Healthy ingredients that pack a warming punch. The secret to a good dal is in the lentils — holding enough shape to provide a crunch, with a softness that fills your mouth with flavour. We tested every type of lentil we could find, cooking dal after dal, looking for one that worked. But we soon realised no single type could provide everything we wanted — so we chose five. Together they give the right blends of texture and flavour, with the ability to soak up all that spice. Combined with aromatic basmati rice and crisp, green spinach, our dal is guaranteed to leave you feeling full and satisfied, with a heat that’s comforting but not too hot. Perfect for those cold nights on the mountains.
Five kinds of lentils, simmered with onion, garlic, cumin and chilli. Combined with basmati rice, spinach and garam masala, finished with chopped coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Ingredients: Basmati rice, onion, tomatoes, spinach, urid dal, chana dal, mung dal, toor dal, red lentils, lemon juice, coriander, garlic, rapeseed oil, salt, garam masala, cumin seeds, turmeric, dry red chillies, chilli powder