Dal fry is a Punjabi curry dish, made up of with lentils and some Indian spices. A very tasty dish especially served with jeera rice.

Ingredients for DAL FRY:

  • Lentils: 1 cup(150gram)
  • Onion: 1 medium size chopped
  • Tomato: 1 medium size chopped
  • Dry red chili: 2
  • Cinnamon: 1 inch
  • Bay-leaf: 1
  • Cloves: 3
  • Asafetida: a pinch
  • Ginger-garlic paste: 2 teaspoon
  • Green chili: 2 small sizes chopped
  • Red chili powder: 2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin-coriander powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Ground spice powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying: 4 tablespoons
  • Ghee: 2 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

How to make DAL FRY:

  1. First of all, wash the lentils and add them to a pressure cooker, add some salt and 3 cups of water, cook till 3 whistles on medium flame.
  2. After that heat up the 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium flame, add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, a pinch of asafetida, green chili, and chopped onions.
  3. Saute them for few seconds and add chopped tomatoes, saute again well add salt to taste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin-coriander powder, and ginger garlic paste.
  4. Mix all together well and saute for 2 minutes on low flame.
  5. Add boiled lentils with boiled lentil stock and stir it.
  6. Cook for 3-5 minutes on low flame.
  7. Another side for tempering, heat the tempering pan and add 2 tablespoons of ghee and add dry red chili.
  8. Turn off the flame and add 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder and pour over the dal fry.
  9. Serve the dal fry with jeera rice.


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