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Dal Fry

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A classic Indian dish, the Dal fry recipe is a highly nutritious delicacy that goes with any of the Indian breads. Simple and great tasting is all that can be said about this excellent dish.
Ingredients
  Toor dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Moong dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Yellow)
  Masoor dal 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Chana dal 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Green chilies 4
  Curry leaves 2 (2 Stalks)
  Garlic 1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
  Ginger 1⁄2 Teaspoon, grated
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Chopped cilantro 1 Tablespoon (Coriander)
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Rajwadi)
  Salt To Taste
  Ghee 3 Tablespoon
Directions

Mix all the dals. Wash thoroughly and soak for 10 minutes.
Pressure cook till done. (approx. 3 whistles).
Cool cooker, remove dal, beat with hand beater.
Make thin paste of the dry masala powders.
Heat 2 tbsp. ghee in saucepan add the chopped onoin and fry for till onions are pink.
Add the dry masala paste, fry for a minute more.
Add the dal and bring to boil. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Take dal in serving dish.

Just before serving give the tadka (seasoning) as follows:
Heat remaining ghee in a small saucepan, add seeds (cummin and mustard). Allow to splutter.
Add green chilli, curry leaves, garlic, ginger and fry for 3-4 seconds.
Take off fire. After 2-3 seconds, add lemon juice and chopped coriander.
Pour onto hot dal and cover for 2-3 minutes.
Stir and serve hot with plain or jeera rice or buttered rice

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Yellow Lentil
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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4 Comments

blissworks's picture
Excellent and Simple well presented!
naresh bhatia's picture
its a quick receipe
Anonymous's picture
why is alcohol written as main ingredient in a dal dish
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hey thanks for bringing this to notice, I have made the change in the tag.