One of our local takeaways does the most amazing side dish called Tarka Dhal and it is the most wonderful dish made up of lentils, garlic and spices. Over the last year I have been experimenting with different dhal recipes and different combinations of ingredients and I have finally come up with a recipe that I love. I prepare this with fresh naan breads and this makes a wonderfully warm and comforting dish which is easy to prepare and easy on the purse. I make a large quantity and it lasts two days but you can easily halve the amount. You can also add a finely chopped chilli if you want a little more heat in the dish, I prefer it without. This recipe can easily serve 6 – 8 people or less if you prefer larger portions.