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Fried Toor Dal

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  Toor dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green chillies 2
  Red chillies 2 , broken into halves
  Garlic 3 , crushed
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1⁄2 , julienned
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 1 Tablespoon

Heat 3 tbs oil in a shallow pan. Add Toor Dal, 1/4rth tsp cumin seeds, green chillies, 1 crushed garlic pod & onions. Keep stirring the Dal until it turns brownish. Make sure you don't fry until it burns or turns dark brown.

Transfer fried Dal to a pressure cooker. Add 2 & half cups water, turmeric powder & pressure cook up to 4 whistles. Remove lid, smash toor dal with a spatula if needed.

For seasoning, heat 1 tbs oil in a pan. Add remaining 1/4rth tsp cumin seeds, 2 crushed garlic pods, dry red chillies & curry leaves.

Add this seasoning to Dal. Add salt as per taste.

Serve Hot with Jeera Rice / Rotis.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 182 Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.8%

Saturated Fat 0.55 g2.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 87 mg3.6%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 6.7 g26.6%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 9 g18.9%

Vitamin A 2.1% Vitamin C 28.7%

Calcium 6.7% Iron 15.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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