I used to think that lentils were not for eating, but I’ve had lentil rissoles, and they were nice, and cheese and lentil flan, and that was nice, so here is the dhal.  It’s nice; the lentils take on the curry flavours, and the flavours add interest and excitement. A bit rough in texture, but apparently it is meant to be like that.  I like putting in the different spices (I may have overcooked them at the beginning, so the end result was not as curry-ish as I had expected; another time, it will be more gentle), and adding lemon slices and a cinnamon stick.  The lemon was cooked out, so that all there were were bits of peel, and they were nice to eat too.  I made John cook steak to go with it, but let the children eat other food instead.