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Dal Fry / Arhar Dal / Tuar Dal / Yellow Dal

Contributed By: Vidya | See all of Vidya's recipes
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Dal fry is a very popular Indian dish. In many Indian homes tuar dal or arhar dal is a part of daily lunch or dinner. Its a simple, healthy yet delicious dish and a best choice for light meal. You can have dal with roti, naan or rice.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
1 Cup Tuar / Arhar Dal
1 Medium Onion (finely Chopped)
1 Small Tomato (finely Chopped)
1 Medium Green Chilly (finely Chopped)
3-4 Garlic Cloves (finely Chopped)
½ Teaspoon finely chopped Ginger
1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
1 Teaspoon Red Chilly powder
1 Teaspoon Haldi/ Turmeric Powder
1 Pinch Hing/Asafoetida
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
4-5 Curry Leaves
3 Teaspoon Oil
Salt as per taste
Fresh green coriander leaves for garnishing
DIRECTIONS
1. Wash Tuar / Arhar Dal properly.


2. In a Pressure Pan/Cooker


add the dal + half teaspoon turmeric powder + a pinch


of salt and 3½ cups of water. Mix it well and pressure cook


till tender. Approx 2-3 whistles.


3. Heat oil in a pan


or kadhai.


4. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds cook for


a minute, add curry leaves + ginger + garlic and hing. Stir


for a minute, add onion + a pinch of salt + green chilly


& cook for 2-3 minutes (adding some salt to onions will help


to cook onions fastly).


5. When onions turn light brown


add chopped tomato and cook till oil gets separated.


6.


When oil starts separating add red chilly powder + garam


masala + turmeric powder and salt, stir for 2 min.


7.


Add some water to the masala. Cook till oil saperates so


that all the added ingredients will get cooked properly.


8.


Add cooked dal to it, Cook it on medium heat stiring continuously


for 5 minutes. Taste the dal, if needed adjust


spices as per your taste. Cook the dal for another 3-5 minutes


on low flame.


Garnish with chopped green coriander


leaves and Serve hot with Roti or Rice.


Date Added: 12/13/2013
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