Dal Fry

Namaskara!

On popular demand, here are simple recipes…Very simple to prepare with simple ingredients and simple flavours…Nothing like home cooked dal and rice.

Ingredients: Makes a bowlful

  1. Toor Dal – Togaribele – 1 Cup
  2. Onion – Chopped – Medium – 1
  3. Garlic Flakes – Chopped – 5-6
  4. Ginger Paste – 1 Tsp
  5. Tomato – Chopped Fine – 1
  6. Tomato – Puree – 2 Tbsp
  7. Green Chilli – Chopped Fine – 1
  8. Coriander – Chopped Fine –  2 Sprigs
  9. Jeera – 1 Tsp
  10. Salt – To Taste
  11. Sugar – 1/2 Tsp
  12. Ghee – 2 Tbsp

Dry Masalas:

  1. Garam Masala – 3/4 Tsp
  2. Coriander Seed Powder – Dhania Powder – 1 Tsp
  3. Jeera Powder – 1 Tsp
  4. Fennel Powder – Saunf Powder – 1/4 Tsp
  5. Amchur Powder – Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 Tsp
  6. Kasuri Methi – Dry Fenugreek Leaves Powder – 1/2 Tsp
  7. Turmeric – 1/2 Tsp
  8. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 Tsp

Method:

  1. Pressure cook the dal with 2- 2 1/2 cups of water and keep aside.
  2. In a large pan, heat the ghee. Add jeera and allow it to crackle.
  3. Add the onions and fry for a minute. Add chopped garlic and ginger pas, Saute…
  4. Add the chopped  tomatoes . Saute for another minute.
  5. Add the green chilli and sugar. Mix
  6. Drop in the masalas, except kasuri methi & fennel powder.
  7. Pour in the tomato puree. Mix till most of the water evaporates. Add salt at this stage.
  8. Add the dal and keep stirring till the masalas & tomatoes blend into the dal [in simmer].
  9. At the last stage add the fennel & kasuri methi. Drop in  the coriander leaves on top.
  10. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

To serve:

  1. Mix the dal well. Add more coriander leaves on top.
  2. Serve hot with white steamed rice or chapathi or phulka.

Culinary Secrets:

  1. Put a tsp of ghee, a pinch of hing and a little turmeric when pressure cooking the dal*.
  2. Masalas; kasuri methi, fennel powder, amchur are all optional. You may use them if you have them at home. They are also available in all grocery stores. These masalas enhance the flavours.

* Also try Lauki Dal!

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Published in: on June 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM  Comments (1)  

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  1. hi, let me know if you have anything on ragi (nachani).


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