Dal Fry Recipe

Dal fry is one of most popular and oldest recipe of Indian cuisines. It provide large number of calories and rich source of numerous essential nutrients particularly dietary fiber and protein supplements. So today we are going to make Dal Fry recipe in traditional way.
Dal Fry Recipe

So let get started with below ingredients.

Dal Fry Ingredients

  • For Dal
  • 1 cup Pigeon Pea/Tuvar Dal
  • 1/4 cup Split Bengal Gram/Chana Dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Oil/Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • For Dal Fry
  • 1 medium sized Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized Tomato, finely chopped
  • 5-6 Red chillies, slightly crushed
  • 2-3 tablespoon Oil/Ghee
  • 8-10 Garlic cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger/Adrak
  • Pinch of Asafoetida/Hing
  • 10-12 Curry Leaves/Kadi Patta
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds/Jeera
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds/Mohari
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander Leaves, finely chopped.
  • Salt to taste
Dal Fry Recipe -Ingredients

Dal Fry Preparation

Take 1 cup of Tuvar Dal and 1/4 cup of Chana Dal and rinse with water.

Dal Fry Recipe -Take Dals

Take both the dals (lentils) in a pressure cooker and add 1/2 teaspoon of Turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of oil and 1 teaspoon of salt along with 2 cup of water.

Dal Fry Recipe - Add turmeric powder and other Ingredients

Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles on a low flame. Once it cooked, just mash it up using spoon and keep it aside for sometime.

Take another pan and heat the 2-3 tablespoon oil or ghee. Its time to add seasoning ingredients, add 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds(Jeera) and 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds(Mohari).

Dal Fry Recipe -Add Cumin seeds and Mustard seeds

Saute them for some seconds. Add 5-6 crushed red chillies and fry it for few seconds.

Dal Fry Recipe - Add crushed red chillies

Add chopped onion, ginger + garlic paste and curry leaves, saute the mixture well. So that our onion gets nice little brown color.

Dal Fry Recipe - Add chopped onion, ginger + garlic paste and curry leaves

Now add 1 medium sized finely chopped fresh tomato and cook until tomato turn tender.

Dal Fry Recipe - Add tomato

Its time to add few more spices 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder, 1 teaspoon Garam Masala and 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder.

Dal Fry Recipe - Add spices

Let this cook till my tomatoes get nice and soft.

Dal Fry Recipe - Cook till my tomatoes get nice and soft

Now add our mashed dal to this masala mixture. Pour enough water to make dal little bit thinner. Now add some salt.

Dal Fry Recipe - Add Mashed Dal

Stir the dal properly and add finely chopped coriander leaves. Make sure that your gas is on low flame. After 8-10 minutes dal fry get started simmering.

Dal Fry Recipe - After 8-10 minutes dal fry get started simmering

Our Dal Fry is ready now. You can serve hot dal fry with jeera rice or plain steamed rice.

Dal Fry Recipe - After 8-10 minutes dal fry get started simmering

Garnish dal fry with coriander leaves.

Dal Fry Recipe

Comments (1)

  1. Yogesh Dangle
    Yogesh Dangle 2016-02-24

    5 Star

    Cooking at home is the best way to fulfill your cravings as well as to eat healthy. This delicious dal fry recipe is one of my favorite dishes, I love to eat it with steam rice.


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