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While using up the last of the Christmas roast chicken leftovers in chicken salad sandwiches, I needed a soup idea that was both quick and delicious.  This Dal recipe is from Curries Without Worries, a cookbook I’ve been using for over 18 years. You can imagine how delighted I was to discover that author Sudha Koul has a blog of her own. Click here to visit her site and discover more of her wonderful Indian recipes.

Delicious Everyday DAL

1 cup lentils

6 cups water

salt to taste

3 ripe medium tomatoes, chopped

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely chopped

4 tablespoons GHEE

1 teaspoon ground tumeric

1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds

2 dry red hot peppers

1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped

Bring all ingredients, EXCEPT fresh coriander, to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook until the DAL is tender. This should take 20-30 minutes, depending on which DAL you use.

When DAL is done, sprinkle coriander on top, stir and serve hot.