Easy Dal Fry Recipe | Dhaba Style Dal Fry

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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3
 
Dal Fry or lentil soup is the most popular and most comfort food in Indian Cuisine. Boiled lentils are cooked into onion-tomato tempering and this is super delicious, and adopted by every kitchen in India.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup yellow pigeon peas lentils (tuvar dal)
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • ½ tbsp ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • Some curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped tomatoes
  • ½ tbsp ginger paste
  • ½ tbsp green chilli paste
  • ½ tbsp garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmaric powder
  • ½ tbsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tbsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook the lentils by adding 3 cups of water. When 1 whistle is over, reduce the flame to medium and cook for another 3 whistles.
  2. Do not open the lid of cooker immediately. Let it rest for 10 minutes
  3. Now take one frying pan, add oil and ghee. Then add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Let cumin seeds to be crackled.
  4. Then add curry leaves and chopped onions, and stir it till onions turns brown. It takes 2-3 minutes
  5. Then add ginger-garlic-chili paste, and chopped tomatoes. Let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. And just 2 tbsp of water. Let it mix for another 2 minutes.
  7. Finally add boiled lentils and mix all together. Add some water if required. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Now switch off the flames add lemon juice and 2 tbsp fresh and finely chopped coriander leaves. Your dal is ready to serve.
Notes
1) You can serve it with plain steamed rice or jeera rice.

2) Dal fry and jeera rice is best combo to complete meal with some curd and papad.

3) Dal fry and tandoori roti is a staple food in Punjab and Northern Indian regions.
Recipe by Veggie Food Recipes at https://veggiefoodrecipes.com/easy-dal-fry-recipe-dhaba-style-dal-fry/