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7 Comfort Foods from Around the World


6. Dal & Rice [India]

Our blogger, Shubhra Krishan, a native and current resident of New Delhi, names dal & rice as one of her favorite comfort foods. She writes, “Every evening, countless homemakers in India pour out a spoonful of ghee (clarified butter) into their pans. The ghee melts into a clear, fragrant  pool. Cumin seeds crackle. Slowly, the air fills up with the irresistible aroma of asafoetida powder. A few quick manipulations later, there is dal: a beautiful shade of yellow, piping hot, and ready to pleasure the palate.”

Click here for her recipe and for more on her favorite comfort food.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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5:02AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

Mashed potatoes with butter and cheese or Heinz tomato soup with crumbled crackers in it.

1:58PM PDT on Jun 29, 2012


7:44PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

yum. sounds like i need to save a couple of recipes!

1:21PM PDT on May 11, 2012

This article made me so hungry! :)

1:37PM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

When I returned to Canada from living in Sudan, Africa for 10 years, all I wanted was grilled cheese sandwich on white bread. It was soooo good. :)

5:05AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

Dal and dryfish yammi

1:35AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Dal & Rice sound great. Must try!

1:34AM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Dal & Rice sounds great. Must try!

2:28AM PDT on Apr 17, 2012


7:21PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

mmm, sounds good

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