Thursday, May 1, 2008

Dal Fry

I am pretty bored with the stuff I eat everyday. Since I came home a bit early today, I planned to make 'Dal fry' which I haven't prepared in a while. And yes, it was a hit. Here is how to make an excellent dal fry:


2 cups toor dal
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup tomato (chopped)
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tsp grated garlic
2 tbsp cilantro leaves (chopped finely)
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp butter
1/2 tsp oil
salt to taste

  1. Boil toor dal in a pressure cooker.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, fry onion, tomato, ginger and garlic till mushy. Let cool.
  3. Grind the onion-tomato mixture till smooth, add water if required.
  4. Heat the butter in the pan, and fry the paste till the butter and the gravy separate.
  5. Mash the boiled dal, and pour in the gravy.
  6. Add salt, garam masala and red chili powder. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves, serve hot.

1 comment:

Deepa said...

We can also use MDH Dal Masala instead of garam masala....Tastes good...!!!