Friday, May 17, 2013

Daal Fry

Daal Fry is one of the most common dishes at the Indian restaurants. I make mine as follows.
Daal Fry
Pressure cook
 1 cup toor daal
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
2-3 cloves
2 red chilies
2 green chilies, minced
1 tbsp ginger paste
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
1 tomato, chopped
You will also need,
salt to taste
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp amchoor powder
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
Suggested Accompaniment
Jeera Rice
or Plain Rice
1. Pressure cook toor daal, adding turmeric powder, asafoetida and adequate amount of water. Mash and set aside.
2. Heat oil and ghee in a saucepan. Add cumin seeds, cloves and asafoetida. As they splutter, add curry leaves, green & redchilies and ginger and garlic paste. Saute for 2 minutes. Add tomato and saute again for 1 minute.
3. Add mashed daal and 1/4 cup water. Add salt, garam masala and amchoor powder.
4. Simmer.
5. Garnish with cilantro
Note -
1. Do not add too much water as this daal has a thick consistency.
2. If you do not like too much heat, reduce the amount of chilies.


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