Masoor dhal are red lentils and this spicy red lentil dish can be enjoyed as a starter, or as a main with rice or naan.
Something else. I only used 2 jalapenos instead of 3 as called for! In my laziness, I did not cook the lentils separately. I sautéed the veggies and at the point where you are supposed to cook down the tomatoes, I just added my lentils and chicken broth (instead of the water), brought it to a boil, then let it all simmer together for about 40 minutes. And I only used one medium sized onion instead of 3 and 3 large cloves of garlic instead of 6...whoooa! - 06 Nov 2008
Trying to find a good dhal recipe for years, this is excellent. Used channa dhal instead which worked very well, and also topped with some thinly sliced onions fried in a little butter and oil. - 18 Mar 2012
This dish has a wonderful aroma and flavour. I usually do not cook with fresh tomatoes (I don't like their texture or flavour), but enjoyed this combination. I would add sliced carrots and green peppers for more colour contrast, reducing the number of tomatoes to 3. - 24 Jul 2008