The definition of comfort food is any food that provides consolation or feeling of well being.
Ask any person from the sub continent and majority will name some sort of curry with rice as their comfort food. Mine is Arhar dal(pigeon peas) and steamed rice!
It was one of the staple meals in our house, especially on the weekend, lunch was freshly made dal and steamed basmati rice. We used to sit around the table and have it along with dry vegetable, pickle and curd , while chit chatting and conversation. Even when I visited my uncles and aunts, this was one meal that was common in every household.
They say that smell invokes memories – it’s the same for me. It invokes the beautiful memories of childhood, laughter and a happy home.
I cook it very often in my own house now. In fact it is the favourite meal of both my son and my husband. They love having with the chilli ghee on top.
I do love other food and dals but Arhar dal with rice remains my top comfort food. What is yours?