Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Dal fry

The last time I was in Delhi(some couple of years ago), the cook at the guest house made us tasty North Indian dishes, which I am a fan of. The last day of our trip, since we were packing our bags, wanted to have something light during the journey, and the cook made Dal fry. I simply loved its taste and still remember it. But surprisingly I never made it, although it's no rocket science. Today I made this for my kid and even clicked it. Simple and easy to make!!


Split green gram skinless( dhuli moong dal): 3/4 cup
Red lentils( masoor dal): 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder: 1 tbsp
Green chilies, slit: 2
Ginger garlic paste: 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee: 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Onions, chopped: 2 medium
Tomatoes, chopped: 2 medium


  1. Wash the dals together and add turmeric powder, red chili powder, green chilies, ginger garlic paste, 2.5 cups of water and cook in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles.
  2. When the pressure is gone, remove the lid and do not mash it. 
  3. Heat clarified butter(ghee) in a kadai. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds.
  4. When they splutter add onions and fry till translucent. 
  5. Add tomatoes, salt, cooked dal and sufficient water to bring to your desired consistency and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with coriander and serve with roti. 
  • Do not mash the dal after cooking it. You would love to feel the soft pieces of dal when you eat it. 
Linking this to PrachiGayatri's cookspot

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