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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.




Ingredients:

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.

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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