you know there is just nothing like good poor man’s food. I made rice and dhal for lunch today. Why? Because it was there: rice and beans are just staples. They work in our effort to be sustainable. Spicing them like crazy gives you flavor.
There are so many different types of dhal. My favorite is North Indian dhal. It is a staple of the Indian diet. Start with black dhal (whole) and kidney beans, after you have soaked them put tomatoes (chunks) and garlic (whole gloves) in the water. Bring to a boil, then simmer... the tomatoes does something amazing, making it have a depth of flavor. Garlic always helps with this too.