Dal chawal and achar... the staple diet

I enjoy this meal so much; that now it’s the only meal combination i can have for 365days a year. As I always eat out of home during lunch for sure as i am working also dinner is many a times out with friends, so i make it a point not to skip Dal, chawal and achar when I am having my dinner at home.

The picture you see her is shot last night what i had for my dinner; can’t get anything more recent than this one .As a cook i love to make DAL, CHAWAL. The recipe is simple and most effective. The best part of this meal is you can eat it at any hour of the day; to add little zing to it I club the meal with thumps up a cola drink or a diet Pepsi.

Dal chawal and achar... is now the staple diet of many staying in Mumbai as its the cheapest and readily available food .You can get it as cheap as INR 10 .It tastes so good and mouth watering sometimes because of the simplicity of the meal. After having pastas and pizzas over and over again at different restaurants a plate full of Dal chawal and achar...is bliss.

The guy who invented achar should be given Nobel Prize. Among the plethora of canned food this one is right up at number one position. The recipe is different for different types of achar and process is time consuming too; but once it is ready can stay fresh for longer period. Achar adds life to any food that is gone badly. If nothing works achar with bread can come handy.

Anybody would second my thought if I say it’s the most filling meal and moreover the satisfaction you get after enjoying this meal can’t be expressed in words. So apart from having it at home for dinner I enjoy it when I cook it at any friends place on treks and picnics.

PICNIC!!!What great fun we had.
Would love to share an incident in my college days me and my 5 other friends decided to visit the asth vinayak ganesha temples in Maharashtra, so we hired a jeep with driver gathered our cooking needs and tent and other essentials .We had decide to camp every night where ever we are and did so; each one of us was responsible for some task. Cooking and drinks were on me it was good fun for a week. We were travelling and visited all temples, halted at many such spots where no one would imagine .Dal chawal and achar... was always on the menu as its fast to cook and easy to digest while you are travelling.

Now after 11 years of that event no one is in contact with each other whenever I go through those old photographs I feel nostalgic .Everybody is now busy with their life and family two of us are still single others are married and can’t even get time for themselves.One thing which we all can still enjoy is DAL CHAAWAL AND ACHAAR.


  1. oii you online?just when delete my blog i see your post...im so out of it...
    and yeah its daal chawal all the way :))lowrve it...
    take care

  2. Ah!! Don't I just relate to this post...I love daal chawal and achar...haven't had in long time...Thank you for reminding!