Dal Fry

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 35 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 cup Toor Dal, soaked

1/3 cup Yellow Moong Dal, soaked

2 tbsp Ghee

1 tsp Cumin seeds

1 tsp Green chillies, slices

1 cup Onions, chopped

1 cup Tomatoes, chopped

Salt to taste

1 tsp Turmeric powder

2 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder

1 tsp Cumin powder

1 tsp Coriander powder

For the tadka

1 tbsp Ghee

2 Dry red chillies

3-4 Garlic cloves, slices

¼ tsp Red chilli powder

½ tsp Asafoetida

Fresh Coriander leaves, for garnish

Method:  

  • Add the soaked toor dal and moong dal to a pressure cooker and add four cups of water to it. The ratio of dal to water should always be 1:4. Pressure cook it and keep aside.
  • Heat ghee in a kadhai and add cumin seeds to it. Fry till it turns a shade darker and add green chillies and onion to it. Cook the onions till they turn nice brown in colour.
  • Add in the tomatoes and mix.
  • Add in salt, turmeric powder, kashmiri red chilli powder, cumin powder and coriander powder. Mix everything well and cover with a lid.
  • Let it cook for 5-6 minutes until the tomatoes get soft and cooked.
  • Now pour in the cooked dal and mix well.
  • Let it cook for 15-20 minutes and then remove off the flame.
  • To make the tadka, add ghee to the tadka pan and heat it.
  • Add in dry red chili and garlic slices and fry it for half a minute.
  • Add red chilli powder and asafoetida and mix.
  • Remove off the flame and add it to the prepared dal. Mix well
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot along with jeera rice.
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