Before I met my now-husband, which was about 22 years ago, I’d never explored the world of Indian cuisine. Let’s just say I wasn’t an adventurous eater. If it wasn’t Italian, I just wasn’t that interested. When I learned that my boyfriend and his family were Indian, and his mum was an incredible cook, I knew my palette was in for a culinary ride, and just between you and me, I was a tad nervous too.
I clearly remember my first meal at their family home. I had never seen food like it and the smells were so foreign. It’s here I ventured into the world of Indian food, and to begin with, I did struggle a little. The flavours were so new. Over time I grew to love the food and now I have a few recipes I love to cook, with dhal being my absolute favourite. I’m pretty sure this recipe is not exactly as my mother-in-law taught me. I have a habit of messing with things. After all, I am a recipe creator. I’ve adapted this dhal it to suit my taste buds and I hope you love it too.