Easy Dal Fry, Restaurant style Dal Fry

3.6, 7 reviews

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3.6, 7 reviews

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Posted on 19, May 2012
Serving 4-5 people
Ready in 15-20 minutes
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Post Rating 3.57 out of 5 , from 7 reviews
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Ingredients
  • Pigeon peas spilts / Yellow Tuvar dal / Sambar parippu - 1 cup
  • Chopped Spinach - ¼ cup, optional
  • Tomato, big sized - 1 Nos, sliced
  • Sliced Green Chillies - 2-3 Nos
  • Turmeric powder - ½ Teaspoon
  • Water as required ( approx: 2 ½ cups)
  • Salt to taste

For tempering:

  • Shallots - 2 Nos, finely sliced
  • Mustard seeds - ½ Teaspoon
  • Dried Red chillies - 1-2 Nos
  • Red chilly powder - 1 pinch
  • Coconut Oil - 1 Tablespoon
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Directions
  1. Clean and wash the dal, drain the water completely.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add in the washed dal, sliced tomato, sliced green chillies, turmeric powder, salt and enough water. If you are using spinach, add in the pressure cooker.
  3. Close the cooker and cook on high heat until three whistles or the dal is cooked well. When it is done, remove from flame and set aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds. Then add the chopped shallots, curry leaves, dried chillies and fry until the shallots are golden in color.
  5. Lower the heat and add red chilly powder, fry for 5 seconds, then add this to the dal curry.
  6. Mix well and place the cooker on medium heat for another 2-3 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  7. Serve hot with rice or chappathi's.
  8. Tips:

    If the curry is too thick, add little more water, mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

3.6, 7 reviews

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