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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.
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
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.


When oil starts separating add red chilly powder + garam

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


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

that all the added ingredients will get cooked properly.


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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