Living away from home has taught me the value of home-cooked food! While I have been a picky eater in the past, the one meal that I have always enjoyed eating with all of my heart is dal chawal. It can never go wrong, you know! The warm, flavourful dal pouring over steaming hot rice sounds like the perfect comfort food. But the truth is, it is a lot more than just that. Scientists recently revealed that dal chawal is the meal that could save the world. No, we’re not kidding or exaggerating. Read on to get all your questions answered about this little piece of information you just received.
The Lancet, a widely popular medical journal, released a statement saying the world should embrace ‘rice with a side of lentils’ as their meal in order to save the world. It could get the climate change situation under control, prevent premature deaths that take place majorly due to starvation, and sustain this century’s forecasted global population of 10 billion. The study involved environmental experts and doctors who also suggested that along with adapting dal chawal as a lunch and dinner meal, we need to reduce the meat and sugar intake by 50% to bring a balance between the over-fed and under-fed in the world.
As for us Indians, we may have different names for dal chawal depending on various states but we’ve all been doing this for a very long time now. It is 100% mom-approved, and once you get hooked to its taste, there is no turning back. Now you know, your mom not only saves your as* every day but also is saving the world.
Tag your mom in the comments below and let her know how much you love unke haath ka dal chawal!