Use a pressure cooker to reduce cooking time. Wash and rinse the dal before using. Add salt at the end of cooking. Substitute toor dal with moong dal or masoor dal if desired. Add crushed garlic while seasoning for a different flavor.
Serve with rice or roti for a traditional Indian meal. Pair with a side of vegetables or salad. Complement with pickles or chutneys for added flavor. Enjoy as a comforting and nutritious lunch or dinner.