Here comes the punjabi dhaba style Dal fry recipe that makes an irresistable combo with roti, paratha, naan, etc. Its one of the most famous & delicious Indian dal recipe served in restaurants. In this dal fry recipe, the toor dal is cooked along with onion, tomato and flavorful Indian spices. It tastes absolute delicious and very easy to cook at home. Check out this simple video recipe to prepare aromatic, healthy & comforting dal fry that even a beginner can cook!
Toor dal - 1 & 1/2 cups
Turmeric pwd - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli - 2 or 3
Grated garlic - 1 tsp
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Sliced green chilli - 1
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Red chilli pwd - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala pwd - 1/2 tsp
Dried fenugreek leaves - 1/2 tsp
Hing / asafoetida pwd - a pinch
Curry & coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Wash and soak toor dal in water for 5 mins.
Drain water and add the toor dal to pressure cooker.
Add 2 cups of water and mix.
Add salt, turmeric pwd and combine.
Pressure cook for 4 whistles or until dal is cooked soft.
Once the pressure goes off, open the lid and mash it.
Set it aside.
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in frypan.
Add cumin seeds, red chilli and toss.
Add grated garlic, ginger, green chilli, curry leaves and saute.
Add sliced onions and saute until onions turn transculent.
Add freshly chopped coriander leaves and tomato.
Saute for a minute.
Add turmeric pwd, red chilli pwd, dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala pwd and asafoetida pwd.
Mix the masala well.
Its time to add the cooked dal.
Add 1/2 cup of water and adjust the thickness of the dal.
Stir good and let it boil.
Turn off flame.
Add a dallop of butter and sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Flavorful delicious homemade Dal fry is ready.
Enjoy hot with roti, paratha, naan, etc.