The Best Everyday Dals

My grandmother puts a handful of whole peanuts along with the split pigeon peas in her Gujarati-style toor dal, so they boil until they’re a little tender and plump. And my mum fries garlic, green chiles and cumin seeds in ghee to season a pot of simmered, salted split mung. Those are my most reliable…

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The Dead Get a Do-Over

In “Manifest,” a series streaming on Netflix, Michaela, one of the show’s more candidly troubled characters, turns up with her companions after a lengthy, unexplained absence to be reunited with their families. She ought to be ecstatic. But her reactions more aptly reflect the Kübler-Ross model of grief, some of its stages — denial, depression…

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