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.