There has been lot of talk about the Punjabi 5 Star Diner (21st street in LIC) on this board -- and I am a big fan as well. I almost always order the infamous "butter chicken" -- but I expanded my horizons and ordered a Dal dish yesterday.
The menu boasted "Lentils cooked for 12 hours"
At first I mocked the idea but all I can say is -- 12 hours must be the magic hour for lentils. It was great. Hearty, rich and flavorful as all hell.
What a treat for $4.99. I love that lil ol Dive.