At Mitul's office, there is a Rajasthani tea-boy called Patel. On one of his lunch breaks, Patel was still finishing his meal, and offered some to Mitul to taste. Not exaggerating, but after taking a bite of it, he actually asked Patel if he had any extra portion with him.
That day evening as soon as Mitul came home, he went straight to the kitchen, heated something in the microwave and INSISTED that I taste it right away. A spoon-ful of it, and I was in love with a whole new dish this time! It turned out to be Panchmel Dal and Rice.
I had to find out how Patel makes this dal, so asked Mitul to definitely get the recipe from him. And what a surprise, he doesn't cook, but there is a Rajasthani cook, who goes to people's places and makes Rajasthani dishes for them, with the most simplest ingredients, and the cheapest ration. I have to invite him home soon, to learn a few traditional Rajasthani recipes from him.
I know the picture doesn't do justice to how I have described, but I will definitely re-make this soon and upload a better picture too.
Hope you relish it as much as we do.