One of the items on the market that makes this task easier is the award-winning iPerfect Kitchen Sphere Ice Mold.
With this nifty ice mold you'll be able to freeze two 2.5 inch balls you can drop into your favorite drinks without watering them down - everything from a glass of whisky, a kid-friendly bowl of punch or margaritas on the rocks. You can also get pretty creative making fancy ice rounds filled with herbs and fruit.
Unlike plastic ice trays, this modern ice mold won't crack or break. That's because it's made from food-grade silicone which is BPA free and dishwasher safe.
Perhaps the coolest thing about this sphere ice mold is the fact that it comes with a free 150 Classic Cocktails & Tropical Drink Recipes eBook that is e-mailed to you once the purchase is completed. Want it? Get it here.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.