Friday, December 10, 2010

Dal Fry


Rice being my favorite...what comes to accompany it is the Dal. I can just have my lunch or dinner with Rice & Dal...but that's not the case with all in the family...sigh!! Not a problem though, I do not prepare chapatis for myself & just relish the Rice-Dal combo with a spoonful of ghee...wonderful meal of a cold day...ahahah!! Here goes the recipe for Dal-Fry which I prepared the other day for dinner:

Dal Fry

Serves: 2-3                           Preparation Time: 10 mins                   Cooking Time: 10-15 mins


3/4 bowl tuvar dal/ arhar dal (cooked with 1 1/2 bowl water in a pressure cooker with 1 tsp salt)
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 small tomato, cut into small pieces
2-3 green chillies, finely cut
2-3 cloves garlic, finely cut
1 small piece of ginger, finely cut
8-10 curry leaves
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tbspn red chilly pwd
1/2 tsp home-made garam masala
1 tbspn ghee+ 1 1/2 tbspn oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp haldi
coriander for garnish
salt as per taste

Step 1:Heat oil+ ghee. Add mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add cumin seeds. Add cut garlic & ginger. Saute.
Step 2: Add curry leaves, green chillies & asafoetida. Saute & add onion. Fry till onion turns pink.
Step 3: Add chopped tomatoes & saute till they are nicely mashed.
Step 4: Add red chilly pwd & mix well. Add cooked dal. (I did not mash it. We like it that way!!)
Step 5: Check for salt & let the dal simmer for 5 mins.
Step 6: Add garam masala & garnish with coriander & remove from heat.
Step 7: Server hot with rice or chapatis. Do not forget to add a spoonful of ghee while serving (mustt!!)
Our Dinner: Dal Fry with Chapati, Rice & Cluster Beans Stir Fry


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