Dal fry

Dal fry is a healthy side dish for roti. This dal fry can be quickly prepared and almost everyone in your family, including kids love this creamy dal. For this dal fry I have used both moong dal and toor dal. This dal fry is a perfect side dish for roti during winter season. In this winter, you can enjoy this warm dal fry and roti or rice with your family and friends

Dal fry is a healthy side dish for roti. This dal fry can be quickly prepared and almost everyone in your family, including kids love this creamy dal. For this dal fry I have used both moong dal and toor dal. This dal fry is a perfect side dish for roti during winter season. In this winter, you can enjoy this warm dal fry and roti or rice with your family and friends.

This dal fry includes few classic spices with simple cooking techniques. Anything that made with moong dal must have the touch of lemon juice. The final touch of lemon juice and the coriander leaves add a lot of flavours to this dal. The best part about this dal fry is it will impress everyone without much work. Plus, this dal is full of healthy ingredients. I hope you all try this dal fry for your next dinner. 


 How to prepare Dal fry



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Dal fry is a healthy side dish for roti. This dal fry can be quickly prepared and almost everyone in your family, including kids love this creamy dal.


Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : side dish
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients
  • 1/8 cup toor dal
  • 1/8 cup moong dal
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 green chilly
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • small piece ginger
  • 1 tsp asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp urid dal
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 1 lemon
  • few curry leaves
  • few coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp oil
Cooking Directions
  1. Wash the dals and soak with 1 cup of water for 20 minutes. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and pressure cook for 7 to 10 whistles.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee in a kadai and add the mustard, urid dal and cumins. Allow them to crackle and add the red chillies.
  3. Next, add the chopped garlic cloves and ginger. Saute them for a few seconds and add the chopped tomatoes, green chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Once the tomatoes turn soft, add the cooked dals. Stir to combine well. 
  5. Add the required salt and add 2 cups of water. When it starts to boil, add the asafoetida powder.
  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the dals are tender, approximately for 10 to 12 minutes. 
  7. Add the chopped coriander leaves. Mix them gently. Finish the process with the lemon juice and turn off the heat.


Dal fry with step by step photos 


Wash the dals and soak with 1 cup of water for 20 minutes. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and pressure cook for 7 to 10 whistles.

Allow the pressure to settle down naturally. If the dals are not cooked properly, pressure cook for 3 more whistles. Open the cooker and gently mash the dal.


 Heat 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp ghee in a kadai and add the mustard, urid dal and cumins. Allow them to crackle and add the red chillies.

Next, add the chopped garlic cloves, green chillies and ginger. Saute them for a few seconds.


Add the chopped tomatoes  and curry leaves.



Once the tomatoes turn soft, add the cooked dals. Stir to combine well. 

Add the required salt and add 2 cups of water. 


When it starts to boil, add the asafoetida powder. Mix them well.


 Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the dals are tender approximately for 10 to 12 minutes.  Add the chopped coriander leaves. Mix them gently. 


Finish the process with the lemon juice and turn off the heat. Transfer the dal to the serving dish and serve it warm with roti or rice.
 


If you try this recipe for Dal fry send us your comments below and share the recipe for your friends and family. 

Check out my other simple side dishes for roti

Tomato onion sabji
Easy moth dal sabji
Sprouts dal
Aloo gobi
Moong dal masala
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