Indian Meal Combo – One of the challenge one faces whilst cooking is not only making the dish but also decide what shall go with the dish, e.g. when making a dal, shall you made rice or chapati or if making a curry what should you combine with?! This made me decide to write this combination which is somewhat new and somewhat unique and super delicious. It is based on traditional paratha (roti), dal and rice combination.
Best part is that it’s gluten free meal combination. The combination is having Amrantha flour paratha, with Masoor Dahl and Navratan Pulao.
Indian Meal Combo – Why choose paratha, dahl and rice
Traditionally, a good Indian meal comprises of roti (paratha), dal and rice. The same is replicated here in the form of Amaratha Paratha, Red Lentils dal and Pulao (rice)
Here I specifically choose “Masoor” or Red Lentils. I believe this dal (or dhal as some may call) goes superbly well with Amarantha flour paratha.
I used paratha instead of chappati. The reason is that making chappati of Amaranth flour can be massive challenge. The amranth flour chappati will tend to get crumbled while rolling and cooking.
Preparation of this meal takes a couple of hours. However rest assured that you will be getting one of the nicest and tastiest meals. You can make this whole combination to treat yourself or your special ones. The meal will be a memorable experience.
Below is the detailed step by step recipes of each of these (Amaranth paratha, Red Lentils and Navratan Pulao)
Lets first commence with making Amaranth flour paratha.
Amaranth Flour Paratha – Part of Indian Meal Combo
Detail on how to make tempered red lentil/ Masoor Dal is below.
Lastly the best part of the combo, navratan pulao (which can be served on its own too) is detailed below.
In case you have doubts on what food pairing to use, you can ask me in comments.
Serve all these three hot along side some cold beverage.