Monday, March 30, 2015

Dal fry with a twist


Moong dal: 1/2 cup
Masoor dal: 1/2 cup
Cooking oil: 3 tsp.
Onion (chopped): 1
Tomato (chopped): 1
Ginger (crushed): 1 inch
Green chilli (chopped): 1
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Whole dried red chilli: 1
Garlic (chopped): 1
Asafoetida: 1 pinch
Garam masala: 1/2 tsp.

  1. Heat 2 tsp. oil in a pressure cooker and add the chopped onions, let fry until they are transparent. 
  2. Add the ginger, tomato and green chilli and sprinkle salt. Mix well and let cook until the tomatoes are beginning to become mushy. 
  3. Add the washed dals and mix, add turmeric and red chilli powder and mix everything well. Add in 3 cups of water and close the lid, pressure cook until the dals are done, it usually takes about 2-3 whistles. Let the pressure release by itself.
  4. Prepare the tempering: heat the remaining 1 tsp. oil and crackle the cumin seeds. Add asafoetida, dried red chilli and garlic. Fry on medium flame until the garlic is browned.
  5. Open the pressure cooker and add this tempering to the dal. Do not mix. Add the garam masala and cover the cooker again. 
  6. Open the cooker after 10 minutes and mix well. Serve hot !!

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