What are the most expesive dishes in the world? This infograph from Visually lists 10 of the world's most expensive meals. But don't think these are all fancy dishes sprinkled with heaps of diamonds and edible gold (like this burger). We're talking hot dogs and ramen, among other things.
There is a $12,000 Louis XIII pizza topped with lobster, eight different cheeses, caviar and hand-picked pink Australian river salt. You can pair that with a $1,100 blond Belgian ale from BrewDog packaged in taxidermied squirrel carcass. How's that for a delicacy?
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.