I've enjoyed the daal at India's Oven for many years.... now I must share the joy with you fellow 'hounds. Having tried many many versions, I am totally convinced that this is the best daal in LA. It is so full of clovey, gingery, spicy, buttery wonder. Other versions are so... pedestrian. This one, this is good enough to say "Daal-icious!" Other items are good too, but I go for the daal.
7231 Beverly Blvd.
Also, Wilshire at Barrington, 2nd floor (I haven't been to this location in many years and can't vouch for it)