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- n. Alternative spelling of dahl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as dholl.
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- n. tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods; much cultivated in the tropics
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In the Caribbean we make a roti called dhal puri where the dal is boiled, ground and seasoned with garlic, chilies, salt and cumin.
The poori itself is filled with ground split peas and is called dhal poori which is why it’s messy.
A home cook's everyday repertoire might include Keralan fish curry or dhal – dishes that show the increasingly sophisticated appreciation of south Asian cuisine.
On our last night we have takeaway curry Keralan style: pots of beetroot thoran, fish curry, white chapati rice and dhal cooked by next-door neighbour Minni and eaten at a long, candlelit table in the garden.
Put some more dhal on my plate, ordered Anil at this moment, probably to squash her miniscule show of spirit.
Reena, said Sadhana quickly, saying the first name that came to her head, serving herself rice and broccoli and dhal and avoiding looking at him.
That evening Sadhana was just setting the food on the table, the parathas and savory brinjal and potato fry, the dhal with pumpkin, the broccoli cooked Indian-style like cauliflower, with turmeric, onions, and ginger, which Ashish acutely disliked but which she knew was good for him, when the phone rang.
Returning to the buffet line "just for dessert" (see mango mousse in lower-right corner), one might then look down to see a full plate of chicken curry, yellow rice, dhal, pineapple chutney, bitter gourd, and coconut sambol (an all-purpose sweet and spicy condiment of grated coconut, chili, and lemon juice).
Anatomy of a Sri Lankan buffet plate (clockwise from the papadum): leeks, dhal, eggplant, chicken curry, potato, bitter gourd, coconut sambol, goat curry, and kingfish curry; mango and pineapple chutney, yellow rice (center).
For the dhal, the lentils are simmered in coconut milk along with turmeric, cumin seed, red chili, and clove.