Dal refers to any of the pulse family - dried peas, beans and lentils. There are hundreds of types of dal but the most common are "masoor dal" (split red lentils) and "chana dal". The word dal is also used to describe the prepared dish. e.g. tarka dal where cooked dal is glazed with fried garlic and spiced oil.
Dal (also spelled dhal, dahl, or daal, daar) is a preparation of pulses which have been stripped of their outer hulls and split, as well as a thick, spicy stew prepared therefrom, a mainstay of Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Dal can be seen as a milder cousin of the South Indian sambar. The name "dal" is a Sanskrit term common to many South Asian languages as well as English.
Dedicated Access Line. An analog special-access line that runs from a caller's own equipment directly to a long distance company's switch or POP. Usually provided by a local telephone company. The line may go through the local telco central office, but the local telco does not switch calls on this line.
Data Access Language. Apple's former standard to allow applications to communicate with relational databases. DAL is middleware on a network. It is a program installed on the database server to provide a common SQL access for all database servers on a network. Apple has licensed this technology to Independence Technologies, Inc.
An alleged alien ancient race of "Lyrians" who resemble Nordic humans. The Dal possess highly advanced technology and are reported to be assisting the "Pleidians" in much the same way they are covertly helping humanity on Earth.
detached address label. Paper or cardstock used to carry address information when preparing a mailing of unaddressed Periodicals flats, Standard Mail flats and merchandise samples, and Bound Printed Matter.
Defect Action Level. Tolerance established by FDA for natural or unavoidable defects in a food produced under good manufacturing practice. The DALs are limits established by FDA for regulatory purposes.