- 2 cups Arhar ki Dal
- 2 Chopped Onions
- 2 chopped Tomatoes
- 2 tbsp Edible Oil
- 2 chopped Green chilies
- 2 broken Dried Red chilies
- 1 tbsp Ginger paste
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- pinch Asafoetida
- sa required Salt
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 tsp Red chili Powder
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
- 1/2 tsp kasuri methi
- 2 tbsp Lemon
- handful Chopped Coriander leaves
Dal Fry recipe is one of most common north Indian recipes you can find on the internet. Dal fry recipe is prepared by Arhar dal also known as pigeon lentil, or you can also use masoor dal as well for this recipe.
The two common kinds of lentil soup served in Indian cuisine is Dal fry and dal fry tadka. Both of these recipes have only one distinction, and that is the tadka, also referred to tempering.
Dal fry recipe is easy to make does not involve a lot of cooking skills to be true. Dal fry is usually accompanied with any vegetable sabzi( aloo ki sabzi, bindi ki sabzi) and roti or fulka (Indian bread). Most people tend to serve dal fry with steamed rice as well, though I love it with both equally.
You can always use a combination of lentils, but I prefer to use only toor dal or Arhar ki dal for this dal fry recipe.
How to make Dal Fry at home
Take 2 cups of lentil dal and wash it thoroughly in the clean water, and soak it for about 1 hour or so.
Then Take a pressure cooker and put in the soaked dal and 4 cups of water. Add in 1 tsp of turmeric powder, salt as required and give it a nice mix.
Check if it needs more cooking or it not then keep it aside in the pressure cooker only.
Add in 1 tsp of cumin seeds and a pinch of hing or asafoetida and give it a mix.
Throw in the chopped tomatoes and mix it again for a while. Add in some salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and toss everything well.
Add in some water and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes.
Throw in some chopped coriander and crushed kasuri methi.
Serve it hot with some Roti, or steamed rice on this and enjoy with some salad.