This dahl we make with urid dahl but you can use toor dahl, mung dahl or any kind of split peas or lentils....and it is outstandingly easy and if you have a pressure cooker it's a quick dish too!
Start off frying an onion or two and any other veggies you wish - carrots are a good start, celery works too and sweet potato is ace. Add some grated ginger when the onions are almost cooked and then chuck in your spices.....you can use the spice mix or plain old curry powder or get creative! We have a curry leaf tree in the garden and it is simply the best for top notch yummy curry.
Once the spices have fried off a little add your dahl of choice and then enough water to cover it, and then a bit more. We find the quickest way it to put it in the pressure cooker for around 10 mins but you can just boil it away on the stove top. You'll get to know the perfect amount of water, but it really doesn't matter if it comes out more soupy or drier, it's really yum either way. Once the dahl is cooked, add a little coconut milk if you like, and always garnish with chilli and fresh coriander.