Light, healthy and soupy this red lentil soup/dal (masoor dal) is flavoured with loads of fresh tomatoes and coriander leaves and tempered with mustard seeds and dried red chillies. This simple and wholesome everyday Bengali style masoor dal is most satisfying and comforting food of all time.
You can take meat, fish and vegetables away from an Indian, but you cannot take away his dal – “the core of his meal”.
~ Madhur Jaffery (Ultimate Curry Bible)
DAL is a versatile and nutritious and a very satisfying dish. Everyday dal is a staple in each and every household in India and Indian meal is incomplete without dal/lentil soups. This soupy lentil dish you will find in the poorest as well as the richest homes in India.