Indian comfort food at its best. You’ll find this all over the north and central regions of the country. I remember having a version in a truck stop in Madhur Pradesh. As burly truckers snoozed on tattered charpoys, we dug in. I was expecting creamy comfort and got a dish so hot it nuked the roof of my mouth. But who says lentils are boring? They’re far too good to leave for the hippies to muck up. A poached egg sat on top makes for a very civilised lunch.