Dhaba Style Dal Fry

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 20-25 minutes | Servings: 2

Ingredients

For Dal

2 tbsp ghee / घी

½ cup tuvar dal, soaked / तुवर दाल

3 tbsp moong dal, soaked / मसूर दाल

1 inch ginger, sliced / अदरक

Salt to taste / नमक स्वाद अनुसार

¼ tsp turmeric powder / हल्दी पाउडर

1 tsp red chilli powder / लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 green chilli / हरी मिर्च

1 ½ cups water / पानी

For Tempering

1 tbsp ghee / घी

1 tbsp oil / तेल

½ tsp cumin seeds / ज़ीरा

1 inch ginger, finely chopped / अदरक

½ tbsp garlic, finely chopped / लहसुन

1 medium onion, finely chopped / प्याज़

1 tsp red chilli powder / लाल मिर्च पाउडर

¼ tsp turmeric powder / हल्दी पाउडर

Salt to taste / नमक स्वाद अनुसार

For 2nd Tempering

2 tbsp ghee / घी

2 tbsp oil / तेल

3-4 garlic cloves, sliced / लहसुन

2-3 whole dry kashmiri red chillies / खड़ी कश्मीरी लाल मिर्च

A pinch of asafoetida / हींग

½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / कश्मीरी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

Coriander leaves, for garnish / धनिया

Process

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add tuvar dal and moong dal to the pressure cooker and roast for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in ginger, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and green chilli. Mix well.
  • Add water, cover and allow to cook for 3 whistles.
  • Meanwhile, heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, ginger and garlic, saute till fragrant.
  • Add onions and saute till translucent. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt, mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes, till the rawness of the spices is gone.
  • Add the boiled dal to this tempering and allow to cook for simmer for 3-4 minutes
  • Meanwhile, prepare the second tempering.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add some water. Add garlic cloves, whole dry kashmiri red chillies, asafoetida, kashmiri red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Cook till it splutters.
  • Pour the prepared dal into a serving dish, garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Pour the prepared tempering and serve hot.
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