Chane ki dal ka pulao is a one pot meal recipe for a wholesome nutritious meal. I make dal pulao at least once in a fortnight. The process of cooking and the spices added give the pulao a nice flavour making it a nice twist to the usual dal chawal (dal and rice).
It is also great to carry on long drives, picnics or when cooking for a large gathering. It is good for bachelors who want to make a one pot meal without using too many vessels (avoiding all that terrible washing up) or to carry for lunch at office. The recipe does not take much time, the only time consuming step is the soaking of the dal and rice.
In our family and many other punjabi families “Cholyo di dal wale chawal”, without onion and garlic, is made on auspicious occasions, like a religious ceremony or in the morning on the day of a wedding.