This recipe formed the basis for a good dhal. I’ve been meaning to work out how to make Dahl for ages but kept getting lost in insane black dhal recipes that take two days and a shit tonne of ghee.

This one worked brilliantly but…

– 7 cups of water is enough, watch and add more if required

– it took more like an hour to get to the right consistency 

– instead of 8 spoons of butter I used 5 of coconut. I put a bit of desiccated Coconut in there as well so something had the chance to go a bit brown and caramel-y. I might try using a little palm sugar next time