A favourite of Thali chef Asha, who often cooks a big pot of this deeply flavoursome and wholesome dal for family and friends. This is a dish that is good for the soul – real Indian comfort food. Some dal recipes can be overwhelmingly heavy and full of ghee — Asha likes to give her family something healthier, but with no shortcuts on flavour. Served with steaming rice or freshly cooked roti – a marriage made in heaven. To enjoy this wonderful pairing, cook the dal first, and then quickly reheat when you are making your rotis.