American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See pigeon pea.
- n. A thick creamy East Indian stew made with lentils or other legumes, onions, and various spices.
- Hindi dāl, dahl seed, from Sanskrit dalaḥ, dalam, piece split off, from dalati, he splits; see der- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I hate gratuitous insults, but ... roy dahl is a prat.”
“A typical meal consists of rice actually, I dont think Ive had a lunch or dinner without rice, some vegetables, a meat/fish/egg, and dahl, which is like a lentil soup, except very thin.”
“We can't wait to sink our teeth into another conch roti at Ali's Roti Shop, where the pink-shelled sea creature comes wrapped with potatoes and chickpeas in the Bengali flatbread called dahl poori-with extra hot sauce, of course.”
“Asked for a chick pea curry, but somehow ended up with a dahl, which is okay as i was torn between them, but not sure how.”
“Entrées include the tandoori-roasted meats, curries, and sides such as dahl (stewed lentils), curried crushed potatoes, stir-fried green beans and slow-cooked spinach and paneer (a mild South Asian cheese).”
“Often spelt 'dahl' but I'm going with the 'h' before the 'a' because 'dahl' looks like a pet name for a close friend.”
“Elsewhere on the menu, regulars rave over the karahi fish and the deigi dahl gosht, a marrow-infused dish of lentils and lamb cooked on the bone.”
“Made from a finely-ground rice and lentil batter mix fried on a flat griddle like a crepe, the eponymous dosas are staggeringly good, as are the accompaniments: a liquidised, frothy and refreshing green coconut "chutney", and a sambar best described as a tamarind, tomato and lentil dahl cooked down into a thick, fragrant gravy.”
“Fri 10/02/09 6: 00 PM the “remake” was not written by roald dahl – the original was. laylagalise”
“They lived mostly on basic lentil dahl and chapattis they made themselves.”
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