We made this Chana dal early Friday morning and released the steam outside again because it is still really hot. As it turns out it was 107F during the hottest part of the day so we were glad we did our cooking before the extreme heat alert for conserving energy between 4 PM and 9 PM kicked in. Tomorrow things are supposed to be more normal-ish weather-wise and we can go back to our regular cooking regime.
Chana dal is an Indian dish using dried split chickpeas, tomatoes, ginger, onions, and garlic. You can stir some greens in at the end but I usually layer mine with raw kale on the bottom followed by cauliflower or regular rice, then the Chana dal, and cilantro on top. Depending on how spicy I want it, I put a few squirts of sriracha on as well. Here is the recipe I use.