Well, daal is one of the simple, yet delicious and healthy lentil soup in Indian cuisine. Every Indian has his/her own recipe for this, imo. Whichever recipe it is, daal is delicious and satisfying.
When I visited my sister in Gujarat, she prepared this for me. It is definitely not Gujarati daal. Thick lentil soup with South Indian spice and flavors.
1/2 cup Toor daal
1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon Cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
1 sprig Curry leaves
Fresh Coriander leaves
2 Teaspoons Oil
1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida
Wash daal and cook in the pressure cooker till soft with coriander leaves and curry leaves
Remove from cooker and put the daal with all the water into a pot. Add more water if needed.
Add all the powders and bring it to boil. Remove from heat.
For seasoning, heat oil, add mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the asafoetida aroma comes up remove from heat and pour on the daal mixture in the pot. Keep the pot covered until you are ready to serve. This way daal absorbs the flavors of seasoning well.
Serve hot with rice or roti.