October 1, 2010

Mixed Dal Fry

I didn't have a single vegetable in my pantry yesterday & I was craving for a hearty meal, & I suddenly wanted to eat Dal Fry .. I soaked some Toor, Moong & Chana Dal & this Dal Fry was ready in about 30 mins.

Mixed Dal Fry

You Will Need:
  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/2  cup Moong Dal
  • 1/2 cup Chana Dal
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tomatoes- chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 green chillies - slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • dry red Chillies - broken
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Desi Ghee
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Salt as per taste
How To:
  • Pick & wash the Dals & soak them in water for abiut 15 mins. Pressure Cook them until soft but NOT mushy & set aside
  • Make a paste of onions & set aside
  • In a kadhai, heat some ghee. splutter cumin & mustard seeds. Add asafoetida, ginger paste, garlic paste, green chillies & turmeric powder & saute for 30 secs.
  • Add onion paste & cook till the raw smell disappears.
  • To this, add chopped tomatoes & a tsp of oil & red chilli powder. Cook till tomatoes are fully cooked& oil separates.
  • Add cooked dal & give it a gentle mash. Add water to get the desired consistency, Add salt & let it simmer fotabout 10 mins.
  • Heat Desi Ghee & temper with red chillies & Garlic cloves & pour it over Dal.

Serve Dal with Warm Rotis or steamed Basmati Rice or even Jeera Rice .. Enjoi !!!

WhileI love the flavor of Moong Dal, Chana Dal added a nice creamy texture. I ate mine with plain steamed rice with some Ghee .. It definitely was a hearty meal ...


Priya said...

Wat a beautiful dal fry, truly tempting and comforting..

Kairali sisters said...

Beautiful picture Deesha, Comfort food for me

swapna said...

Delicious dal fry...truly comfort!!

Paaka Shaale said...

Hey Deesha,

The dal fry looks very nice and tempting. The presentation is great as well :)

Madhura Manoj said...

Super click... Very tempting fry :)

Nitha said...

Thats a delicious one..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Sure a tempting dal fry....mixed dal sound very interesting

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.. amazing presentation.. looks very tempting :)

Uma said...

looks so tempting.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely click... I will have this any time... looks yum!

Rachana said...

Delicious dal fry. Lovely click.

aipi said...

Daal is such a comfort food for me..looks very nice!

US Masala

LG said...

Tovve anna namma gundana fav nodi. Dal photo super!


Complete comfort food,lovely click!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wow You made a good use of all the dals...looks yummy

Hamaree Rasoi

Kalyani said...

wow nice recipe & looks delicious ........