I made Everyday Dal again but this time used yellow split peas and more spices. I think the flavor was much closer to what I’ve had in Indian restaurants before, a bit spicy but nothing scary. I loved the yellow split peas, but make sure you boil them for as long as needed so they get nice and soft. I always want to jump the gun and then end up with semi-cooked peas.
I won’t re-post the whole recipe, just go back and follow the directions from there. Instead of the lentils, cook the split peas in 3 cups of water for at least an hour. Bump up the spices as well, basically double it. If you don’t like spicy food, cut back on the cayenne and it will still be flavorful without too much heat.