Friday, July 11, 2014

Dal fry

A proteinaceous super food for a healthy diet are lentils. They are high in fiber and Iron. They also help to lower cholesterol and is good for heart.

Dal fry is a lentil dish which is really tasty and goes well with Rotis and white rice. This is a recipe I finally rounded up after trying so many recipes. This one is the tastiest of them all.

Nutritional Information  (Approx) (per serving)
Energy  124 Calories
Fat 2 %
Carbohydrate 7 %
Dietary Fiber 40 %
Sodium 7 %
Vitamin A 3 %
Vitamin C 6 %
Calcium  2 %
Iron  16 %
Protein 92 %
Sugar 2.5 Grams




Ingredients
Toor dal/yellow pigeon peas 1/2 cup
Moong dal/split mung beans 1/2 cup
Green chillies slit 3
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Water 2 cups
Ginger Garlic paste 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped to garnish

To Temper
Oil/ghee 1 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cloves 2
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp
Red chillies 2
Onion chopped 1





In a pressure cooker, add washed lentils, water, green chillies and turmeric powder.












Also add ginger garlic paste.












Add salt and mix well. Cover the lid and Pressure cook for 2 whistles.











In a pot, heat oil/ghee and add cumin seeds, clove, fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds.










Once they start spluttering, add red chillies and fry for a minute. Then add onion and fry till it looks transparent.











Add the cooked dal and mix well.











Bring it to boil and add lemon juice.
Boil for 2 more minutes. 

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or rotis.








  • You can add chopped tomatoes after frying onion instead of lemon juice.
  • You can also add Masoor dal and channa dal to this recipe. I could not find them here yet so I have skipped them.

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