South Asian staple. I eat this often. Especially when eating out at an Indian/Pakistani restaurant.
If made really well, it will hit the spot and fill you up. Be careful not to eat too much. I tend to have this meal on a workout day.
I don't make it the traditional way. I actually don't know what that way is anyway. I reduced the salt and practically no oil.
Also subbed out white rice for wild rice. Wild rice another great alkaline food. Eat away.