Friday, September 16, 2016

Dal fry

What is dal fry? I really didn’t how to dal fry. I heard about it many times. However, I never cooked it, I don’t why? Anyway, one day I asked my best friend what actually a dal fry. I found out that, it is nothing but a way to make left over lentil soup tasty. She told me the recipe. When I went to cook, I found that, the main ingredient, green lentil was absent in my kitchen. I searched in the pantry, there was new package of green lentils. 


One fourth cup yellow lentils
One fourth cup red lentils
One fourth cup Split Black gram
One fourth cup Split Red gram
One medium sized onion
One medium sized tomato
Two tsp. ginger paste
Three cloves of garlic
One tsp. of cumin seeds
Two tsp. of cumin powder
Salt to taste
Two tbsp. of oil
A pinch of turmeric powder

Wash the lentils, pour in a pressure cooker. Pour water two inch above the lentils. Pressure cook until three whistles. Let the pressure down. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion. Cut the tomato into chunks, and make a paste in a mixer grinder. Finely chop the garlic cloves. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan in medium. Add cumin seed into hot oil. When the seeds start to crackle, add ginger paste. Stir it lightly, add onion in it. Stir the onion, let it cook for few minutes covering the pan. Keep the heat in medium. The add garlic, and tomato paste. Stir it eel, and let it cook until oil starts oozing out the spice, stirring occasionally. Then add cumin powder, and stir it. Then add the boiled lentils. Add two cups of water, salt, and turmeric powder. Bring it into boil. Let it cook to desired consistency. It is generally thicker than lentil soup.  Serve hot with roti or steaming rice.


12 comments:

  1. Lovely post dear!Have a great weekend! xx

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  2. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  3. Hello, this meal looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  4. Oh...I would love to have this dish for our meal this week too:) I'm not familiar with gram...I don't think we could buy them here either...but the thought of having lentil with rice is more than enough to make me so hungry:) Thank you Krishna for sharing with us how you cook this very healthy looking dish:)

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