There are times when I crave a simple meal and not just because I don't have enough time to cook something more elaborate. In this case, simplicity is bliss. Humble ingredients and spices come together here for a complete palate experience, not to mention a tantalizing aroma. As the heat and textures build up with each spoonful, this dal is sophisticated despite the relative modesty of its components.
Gritty toor dal and spinach add a unique texture and earthy flavor to the dal, but feel free to use any lentils you may have on hand. To complete the meal, serve with a bed of steamy hot rice and some Indian flat breads. No need to complicate the experience.
|Mixed Dal Palak (Lentils with Spinach and Tomato)|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Published on October 10, 2013
Simple and wonderfully fragrant mixed lentil and dal soup flavored with an Indian-spiced tomato tempering
More dal curries and soups from Lisa's Kitchen:
Mysore-Style Toor Dal Soup
Red Lentil and Moong Dal
Urad Dal Tomato Soup
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