A household staple for many Pakistanis, daal chawal is one of the most adorned lunch/dinner main dish.
Daal, in all its glory, with a splash of garam-a-garam pyaaz and mirch ka tarka is something out of this world.
Pair that with chawal and you have yourself a wholesome desi delight.
You can mix daal chawal in a wok.
For lunch my mom cooked my favorite daal chawal (lentil rice) I missed you? #lentilrice #daalchawal #yum#healthy#delicious #daal #thatsdarling #littlemomentslikethis #ndtvfood #daalchawallover #foodie #goodfood #homemadefood #vscocam #vscopakistan#foodnetwork #thekitchn #sharefood #lunchtime #comfortfood #lentil #basmatirice #foodlovers
And see them dance as they simmer. Mmmm.
It's a day old daal and a day old steamed rice slow cooked to make something addictive and comforting. It's categorically not a part of cuisine as such but these "chuke huye chawal" is something my family proudly swears by. It's how my grandma turned out leftovers in the kitchen. So addictive that if left for too long on the stove,they hardly make it to the table. I have numerous memories of meals and moments where this dish saw us drool and fight over the last bite. Caramelized onions and green chillies in loads of ghee to which already tempered garlicky daal mixed with rice is added and the concoction is cooked on slow heat in a heavy skillet till you see small oily shiny bubbles on the surface and the color of the turmeric in the daal getting orangish. The bottom crusty layer is the bestest. Don't even ask about the aromas in the kitchen. Nothing else needed except a big spoon, humongous appetite and maybe some achaar(hot pickle). Dinner here I come! #vsco #vscocam #sinfullyspicy #glutenfree #vegetarian #comfortfood #daalchawal #foodmemories #northindianfood #iphonography #soulfood #f52grams #foodvsco #foodstagram
Could this get any more visually satisfying?
LOOK AT THIS PHOTO OF DAAL CHAWAL WITH SUCH A PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY SPLASH OF COLOR OH MY GAHHHH.
GET INSIDE MY TUMMY RIGHT NOW.
True patriots will definitely get this.
And those who believe in the order of things.
But if you really can’t decide, this is not so bad after all.
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