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Dal Fry | How to make Dal Fry | Easy Dal Fry Recipe

What is Dal Fry?

Lentils or a mix of lentils cooked and tempered in the most flavourful way is dal fry. Dal is very popular in North India. Apart from being prepared at home, it is also ordered at the restaurants. Dal is pressure cooked, thereafter cooked in an onion tomato based tempering and finally tempered with some spices. Dal fry can be served with jeera rice, parathas or chapattis or any Indian flattened bread.

Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Dal Fry

Dal: Generally arhar dal is used to prepare dal. However, I have used a combination of chana dal, dhulli urad, and chhilke wali urad dal in the specific ratio to make dal. You can choose any single dal or a combination thereof.

First tempering: A tempering of onions, tomatoes along with ginger chili is prepared and the dal is cooked in it.

Second tempering: For the second tempering I have used the flavors I wanted to highlight in my dal, the flavors I love in it, i.e. garlic, chili, dry fenugreek leaves.

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To pressure cook dal

1. In a bowl take ½ cup chana dal, ¼ cup urad dal, 2 tbsp urad dal

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2. Wash thoroughly

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3. Soak for 30-40 minutes

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4. After 30-40 minutes, discard the water and add soaked dal in a pressure cooker

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5. Add 3 cups water

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6. Now add salt to taste

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7. Add ¼ tsp turmeric powder

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8. Pressure cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes and after 1 whistle on high flame. Let the pressure release, open the pressure cooker

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To make 1st tempering

1. Heat 3 tbsp oil

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2.Add 1 large chopped onion

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3. Cook till onion turns brown

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4. Add 1 tomato pureed

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5. Cook for 3-4 minutes

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6. Add 1 chopped tomato

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7. Add 2 tsp ginger chili paste

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8. Add cooked dal to 1st tempering and simmer for 5-6 minutes

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To make 2nd tempering

1. Heat 1 tbsp oil

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2. Add 8-10 minced garlic cloves

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3. Cook for 1 minute, till garlic, becomes golden

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4. Add 2 tbsp fry fenugreek leaves

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5. Add 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder. Cook for 30 seconds

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To make Dal Fry

1. Add 2 tempering on prepared dal. Add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

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2. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves

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3. Bon Appétit!

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Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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