Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dal Fry

Today is Sunday and  normally i prepare non-veg dishes for lunch and my marinated mutton is already waiting to jump into  the pool of masala but my bad luck  today electricity was not there.i dont had other options as there was no veggies in my fridge.So i waited for at least 2 hours and  said forget about mutton,lets try some dal and alu. i wanted to prepare something which is simple yet tasty and  won't spoil my kids mood  too...Suddenly i thought of this interesting  dish  and i ended up preparing this Dal Fry and some potato gojju and i think i really did justice to both the dishes.
This dish is a north indian dish,its available  in almost all the dabas .YOu can have it with simple rice or with ghee rice or with some roti or naan too..This Dal Fry i  prepared from Masoor dal.Normally i prepare dal with turdal but dal fry with masoor or red lentil goes well.

Masoor dal(red lentil)-2 cups
tumeric powder-1/2tsp
tomato-2 chopped
green chilly-2 chopped
red chilly powder1/2tsp
garam masala-1tsp
curry leaves
kasoori methi(dried fenugreek leaves)-1tsp
ginger -garlic paste-1tbsp
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnishing 


  • Pressure cook dal with turmeric powder.
  • Let the cooker cool down,open the lid and take the vessel out.
  • In a pan add oil and half the butter.Let butter melt add mustard and let it sizzle,then add cumin wait till its changes to light brown,add the curry leaves,green chillies finely chopped.saute for a second.
  • now add ginger-garlic paste and saute for few seconds
  • add onion chopped and tomatoes chopped finely,saute till tomatoes melts.
  • now add chilly powder,garam masala powder and the kasoori methi.Saute till you get the nice aroma.
  • Now add the cooked dal and the remaining butter let the dal boils for 10 mins.
  • Dal Fry is ready.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


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