Eating on planes, unless you’re in First or Business class, it’s usually not a lot of fun. Your soggy, freshly microwaved carton is placed in front of you and all you can do is dream of the prizes being served on real porcelain up at the front.
Airlines are getting better, but that investment really doesn’t seem to make it back to economy. Just why is food in the air so boring and how exactly is it made?
The video below, produced by How It’s Made, takes a more detailed look at plane food and how it goes from raw ingredient to the meal you attempt to eat in the aisle.
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.