I went looking for 660 Curries: The Gateway to Indian Cooking after hearing Raghavan Iyer on The Splendid Table describing how to cook dal. (This, by the way, is an especially good episode of the show, as it includes an interview with Jim Lahey of My Bread and a general method of cooking soup.) The dal sounded so simple, fast, and tasty. I also the idea of cooking a hot, nutritious meal from the pantry in less than half an hour. While looking up his book, I also found a delightful little essay about dal and rice, that left me more eager to learn a bit about making Indian food.
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