But I wanted to use it up so I did, and I added lots of spinach for the healthy greens side of things.
It made enough for three good portions for me and a large single portion for Alan to go with a roast chicken portion for his tea.
I used the recipe from Deliciously Ella's book, but dahl basically is just lentils, onions, spices and coconut milk if you like it creamy. Nice, cheap to make and very simple ... and much tastier than these simple ingredients would suggest it is going to be.
I think it's important to have a good base selection of spices in stock if you want to make cheap meals taste better, and I've just used the last of my curry powder so I better add that to this weeks shopping list. I'll have a rummage through the cupboards first though just in case there is some lurking in there.