The Humble Dhal-and-Rice

This may be one of the more inexpensive – dare I say cheaper – options on My Rainbow-Dreams’ menu, but don't knock this simple meal!

It is contended, there are as many styles of dhal as there are families in India ... which may be a slight exaggeration, but you get the drift ... when billions of people continue eating a particular dish for more than a few thousand years, they're probably onto something!

At My Rainbow-Dreams we make Masoor Dhal, from split red lentils – a good source of protein, essential amino acids, potassium, iron, fibre and vitamin B1, which also help to lower cholesterol and control sugar levels. Our cooks here each makes their own slightly different variation on the Masoor Dhal theme, and each no doubt feels theirs is THE most scrumptious…

Combine this dhal with rice and you arrive at a complete protein. At My Rainbow-Dreams we use Basmati rice which originated in the foothills of the Himalayas. It has a distinctive nutty flavour and unique, slightly floral aroma. Basmati rice is dense in micronutrients and macronutrients: with each serving of Basmati rice you’re getting copper, zinc, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B1, B6, vitamin E, K, and pantothenic acids. Wow, all of that in those little grains – who knew?

Masoor Dhal and Basmati Rice are also served as a standard accompaniment with all of our curries.

Top Tip – top your Dhal and Rice with My Rainbow-Dreams' homemade yoghurt raita!

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