Everyday Dal

Mori Dar

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Appears in

My Bombay Kitchen

By Niloufer Ichaporia King

Published 2007

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This simple dal, when served with rice, becomes mora dar chaval, a dish with tremendous significance for Parsis. It may appear anytime, but it has to be eaten on any occasion out of the ordinary. You’re supposed to have it for births, birthdays, engagements, wedding days (but not for the wedding feast itself), days of good fortune of any sort, and also, alas, when there has been a death in the household. The underlying lesson is that life cannot be led without experiencing both joy a