Dal Fry Video by Tarla Dalal

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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.


Recipe Description for Dal Fry

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Makes 4 servings
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  1. Wash the dals together.
  2. Combine 2½ cups of water, dals, turmeric, chillies, ginger, garlic and salt , mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the ghee in a kadhai, add the mustard seeds, nigella seeds and kashmiri chilli, sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Add the tomatoes and a little water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the prepared cooked dal, ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
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