I love lentils. Cooked from dry, they’re a great way to bulk out meat, poultry, and fish (when it comes to animal products, a good rule of thumb is less but better — accompanying them with pulses is a wonderful way to accomplish this). For them to really shine, all they need is a little love and time.
There's nothing quite so comforting as a dish that is both hearty and nostalgic.
Had they served dishes like this coconut dal at my school cantine, I may have developed my love for lentils a whole lot earlier.