Dal Fry with Toor Dal


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Dal Fry with Toor Dal


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A thoughtful combination of everyday ingredients come together in the form of a tadka to give this dal a thoroughly enjoyable flavour that lingers on the palate for a long time.

The aroma tingles your nostrils, while the flavour teases your taste buds – so enticing is this dal that it is hard to believe that it is simple, everyday fare made with the commonest ingredients!

We have used a combination of toor dal and masoor dal to give this Dal Fry a perfect texture and mouth-feel. Add the flavoring ingredients in the order mentioned in the recipe, to get the best flavour and aroma.

One of the most popular dals, the Dal Fry with Toor Dal is seen in most restaurant and wedding spreads. It can also be carried in the dabba to enjoy a healthy and tasty meal at work or in school.

You can serve the Dal Fry with rotis, parathas, naans, plain steamed rice or jeera rice. It is simple and easy to cook, but gives irresistible results, so do give it a try!

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Soaking Time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

Dal Fry With Toor Dal
3/4 cup toovar (arhar) dal , washed and drained
1/4 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed , soaked for 2 hours and drained
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
salt to taste
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 tsp grated garlic (lehsun)
2 green chillies , finely chopped
1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli
6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 pinches asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
Dal fry with toor dal

    Dal fry with toor dal
  1. To make dal fry with toor dal, combine the dals, 2½ cups of water, turmeric powder, 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, cumin seeds and onions. Mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the grated ginger, garlic and green chilles and aute for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add the kashmiri red chilli, curry leaves and and sauté on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add chiili powder and a pinch of hing. Mx well and cook for about 1 minute.
  8. 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.
  9. Add the garam masala, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Serve the dal fry with toor dal immediately garnished with coriander.

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Method for cooking the Dal

  1. Clean and wash the toor dal and keep it aside.
  2. Clean, wash and soak the masoor dal in a deep bowl. Cover and keep the keep aside for 2 hours.
  3. Drain the water and rinse the the masoor dal.
  4. Take a pressure cooker and add the toor dal do it.
  5. Also add the soaked and drained masoor dal. There are many variations of dal fry available, this one has masoor and toor dal. If you want you can use yellow moong dal as well. Now add approximately 2½ cups of water (you can change this if you like) to cook the the dals for the Dal Fry.
  6. Now add the turmeric powder.
  7. Also add salt to taste.
  8. Mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Let the steam escape naturally before opening the lid and keep aside.

How to Proceed for the Dal Fry

  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick kadhai or pan, add the mustard seeds.
  2. Once they crackle, add the nigella seeds. These seeds are also called kalonji and add a unique flavor to the Dal Fry.
  3. Also add the cumin seeds.
  4. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the onions now.
  6. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the onions turn translucent.
  7. Now add the grated ginger for a more earthy taste.
  8. Then add the garlic as well.
  9. Now add the green chillies for spice.
  10. Mix well and sauté on a medium flame for _ minute or till the raw taste of the garlic, ginger and chillies goes away.
  11. Now add the dry kashmiri red chilli.
  12. Also add the curry leaves. Mix well and sauté for a minute till they start crackling.
  13. Add the tomatoes now. We have to cook them till they lose their raw flavor. If the tomatoes start to burn, you can add approximately ¼ cup of water.
  14. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  15. Now add the red chilli powder.
  16. Also add a pinch or two of hing. A little hing goes a long way in making a dish taste really good. Hence only add a little bit.
  17. Mix well and cook for __ minutes or till the oil leaves the sides.
  18. Add the cooked dal mixture to the pan.
  19. Also add a little salt. We have already added salt while cooking the dals, so taste the dal and then add accordingly.
  20. If the dal is too thick, add ¼ cup of water to loosen it a little.
  21. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  22. Now add the garam masala for a smoky taste to Dal fry with toor dal.
  23. Also add a little kasuri methi. Put the kasuri methi in between your palms and crush it lightly before adding the the Dal fry with toor dal. Mix well and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Garnish with coriander.
  24. Serve the Dal fry with toor dal hot with jeera rice.

Dal fry with toor dal good for weight loss

  1. Dal fry with toor dal good for weight loss, diabetics and heart. Toor dal is rich in proteins, the building block of good health. High in fiberdiabetic and heart friendly. Whole Masoor or masoor dal is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Masoor dal is is good for diabetics and a healthy heart. Enjoy your Dal fry with toor dal with  bajra roti, jowar rotiradish nachni roti recipe , basic ragi roti recipe, and whole wheat roti to make a healthy combination.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy207 cal
Protein9.7 g
Carbohydrates26 g
Fiber4.3 g
Fat7.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium12.7 mg

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