Dhal Day

by Joan Greenblatt

A number of years ago we made Friday, “dhal day.” Dhal is the Indian term for legumes—the dried beans that come in many different sizes, colors, and shapes. Legumes form the protein powerhouse of Indian cuisine.

How did “dhal day” begin? An Indian friend, who began helping us one day each week, always stayed for lunch. Since whoever finds their way to the Inner Directions office rarely leaves without a meal, our Friday lunches began to take on a distinctly Indian atmosphere . . .

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