Dal Fry


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From roadside dhabhas to global Indian restaurants, almost all diners serve this all-time favourite Dal Fry.


A mixture of moong and masoor dal cooked to perfection and perked up with an aromatic tempering along with fried onions and tomatoes, this dal has a very pleasing texture and irresistible flavour too.


The addition of nigella seeds to the tempering is a special touch, which leaves a lingering flavour on your taste buds even after you finish your meal. Enjoy the Dal Fry hot and fresh with your favourite Rotis / Puris / Parathas .

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Dal Fry recipe - How to make Dal Fry

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , , washed , soaked for 2 hours and drained
1 cup masoor dal (split red lentil) , washed , soaked for 2 hours and drained
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 green chillies ,
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 tsp grated garlic (lehsun)
salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
  1. Combine the dals, 2½ cups of water, turmeric powder, green chillies, ginger, garlic and salt in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid and keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the mustard seeds, nigella seeds and dry kashmiri red chilli and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the onions turn translucent.
  5. Add the tomatoes and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cooked dal mixture and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.

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Dal Fry
5
 on 29 May 16 03:20 PM


I am new to cooking. What should I do if I do not have a pressure cooker? Is it possible to put the mixture into a pot & just leave to cook for a longer period of time? If so, any advice - temperature, length of time etc. Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Kully, Pressure cooker will be easy to buy as you can use it to make a lot of recipes, till you buy it take enough water in a deep pan, cover and cook the dal in it with all ingredients till soft and continue the recipe
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30 May 16 03:46 PM
Dal Fry
4
 on 13 May 16 04:22 PM


I never liked split masoor dal earlier; but I loved this recipe; especially the flavor of nigella seeds. Even my husband and son enjoyed it!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sandhya , we are delighted you and your husband loved the Dal Fry recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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16 May 16 11:09 AM
Dal Fry
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 on 12 May 16 08:33 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Hi Asmita , we are delighted you loved the Dal Fry recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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16 May 16 11:08 AM
Dal Fry
5
 on 22 Apr 16 07:03 PM


Hi Tarladalal! ?? I''m new to cooking... Tried a few recipes of yours and loved them all... I''ll be getting married in a few days... Suggest the best recipes ever so that I can impress my in-laws... I would be very grateful to you!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anandita, we are delighted you loved recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. We would not have anything specific, you can search recipes our website, and try them. Hope you can make them happy. Happy Cooking.
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23 Apr 16 03:00 PM
Dal Fry
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 on 21 Apr 16 10:24 AM


My favorite dal recipe so far. It''s amazing how few simple ingredients can make an amazing dish. This dal is so comforting like eating mom''s cooking when you''re sick. Next time I''ll have to make double because my family gobbled it all up! Thank you Ms. Tarla for a wonderful recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Foodie , we are delighted you loved the Dal Fry recipe and thank you for your kind words that inspire the Tarla Dalal team. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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22 Apr 16 03:56 PM
Dal Fry
5
 on 07 Apr 16 07:21 PM


Really tasty & healthy dal I have done it for dinner & my hubby just loved it.Thanks for the receipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ranjita , we are delighted you and your husband loved the Dal Fry recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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09 Apr 16 10:19 AM
Dal Fry
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 on 25 Mar 16 07:20 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Hi Ravi , we are delighted you loved the Dal Fry recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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26 Mar 16 09:19 AM
Dal Fry
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 on 30 Dec 15 06:03 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Chandan, your valuable comments will help thousands of food lovers to try the recipe based on your review. Thanks.
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31 Dec 15 11:43 AM
Dal Fry
5
 on 09 Feb 12 09:54 AM


Really tasty Dal and becomes healthy when you cut the ghee quantity down. I love the mouth feel of the pressure cooked dal and this is a classic North Indian dal.