Thursday, 12 January 2012

Dhal Chawal

After a tiring day of cricket I enter my house and the first thing I ask my mum is, mom what’s cooked for lunch? The reply makes my mouth water and flow like the Indus River…. Beta (son) Dhal (pulse) Chawal (rice) pappard (kind of snack) fry!!

For those of you who have not tasted this glorious dish which even the angels cherish, you guys are missing out on something eternal and i mean it.
Traditionally the origin of this dish is from South Asia and in countries such as India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan Dhal Chawal is part of the everyday diet of people.

The Chawal (rice) used is simple boiled rice but different variations appear in the dhal (pulse), which can be boiled or else cooked with some kick ass spices, often people use different kinds of pulses as well the most famous being:
  • Mung ki dhal
  • Masoor ki dhal
  • Chane ki dhal
  • Mash ki dhal
There are some certain side dishes which go along with this dish as well such as you can have it with pickle, personally my favorites are the gajar ki achar (carrot pickle) and aam ki achar (mango pickle).
Fish lovers also have fried fish with Dhal Chawal or else pappard fry which is a kind of rice snack that is easily available in the market.

For those of you who think having pulses are boring well then you need to give this dish a try as it's surely going to become a favorite of yours. Those of you who have already tried this dish then leave your comments about it here. Will love to hear them. :)


  1. Dhal Chawal is very delicious dish i can never get bore having it. I taste awesome with kababs and ketchup.

  2. I have never tried it with ketchup :p will surely now.

  3. My theory is that my mom makes the best Dhal in whole of South Asia :)

    Last week, Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 I visited the Tower market M.A. Jinnah with my very close friend. We came across this Dhaba where the guy was selling Dal Chawal. My friend ordered a plate, he insisted thrice to at least have a morsel of it but I was hesitant; prime reason being, I'm kinda hygienic freak and don't prefer eating such dishes from out. On the other side my friend ate 2 plates of it. What I'm trying to say is that this dish is so RICH in its taste that even the non-tasters would be tempted to grace their tongue with this South Asian spice :)

    My mom garnish it well so its really appealing to the eyes. And how can one forget the carrot pickle - I don't like the pappar with it. Pickle is a perfect substitute! Additionally, salad. A simple salad with cucumber, tomatoes and onions.

  4. your making my mouth water bro :p


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