Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Dal Fry

As this is my first post this is very special to me and my family.Dal is a staple dish in our home and as far as i know every indian family have different varieties of Lentils in their cuisine.
Dal Fry is my DH favourite one among lentils.He even orders this every time we go to a restaurant so thought this has to be my first post.


Yellow Moong Dal(dry roasted) -1 cup
1 medium Onion
Ginger -1tsp chopped
Garlic -1 tbsp chopped
2 Green chillies chopped
Whole Red chillies
1 Tomato
Curry leaves
Coriander Leaves -few sprigs
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Asafoetida - pinch
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Butter - 1tbsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Pressure cook dal with enough water, salt and turmeric.
Once all the steam from cooker is out, Prepare for the tadka.


Add oil and butter to hot kadai.Put cumin seeds and redchillies.
When it starts spluttering add asafoetida, onion , ginger , garlic and green chillies. Fry till it is golden brown.Then add curry leaves,redchilli powder and tomato and fry for 2 more minutes.Add dal to the tadka .
Garnish with Coriander leaves.


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