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dhal, dholl, noun

/dal/, /dɔl/, /dɑːl/
Forms:
dahl, dâlShow more Also dahl, dâl, dhall.
Origin:
HindiShow more Adaptation of Hindi dāl split pea.
Especially among those of Indian descent: a name used for various lentils and pulses; a sauce made from lentils and served especially with breyani. Also attributive.
Note:
Not exclusively South African English, but in common use especially in KwaZulu-Natal and the Transvaal. Naturalized in British English among English-speaking people of Asian origin.
1906 Indian Opinion 15 Sept. 1B. Ebrahim Ismail & Co Wholesale Merchants and Direct Importers have always on stock: Rice, Dholl, Oils, Ghee, Spices, Fish.
1990 Weekly Mail 8 Feb. 20The lentil burger. The easiest way to make it is to cook some dahl (with red lentils, so they fall apart)...If you’re not into dahl making, you can use leftover lentils from lentil stew.
a name used for various lentils and pulses; a sauce made from lentils and served especially with breyani. Also attributive.

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