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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dal Fry( Dhaba style)

Dhaba Dal fry
If you think dal is boring in taste so from now after trying my dal fry recipe this will be your one of the favorites. I always love to it on food of dhaba rather than a restaurant because this place has authentic taste in its food. So I had decided to share my dhaba style recipe with you all as this dhaba style dal fry, its rustic flavor and aromatic tempering will make your taste buds irresistible. It is one of the most common dish in Indian cuisine and some of you may think dal as a boring dish but this recipe will change your perception.

Serves- 4
Preparation Time- 10 minutes
Total Cooking time- 20 minutes

For the Dal
  • 250 gms Arhar dal (Toor Dal)
  • Water , as required
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1-1/2 Turmeric powder (Haldi)
For Tadka
  • Ghee, as required
  • 1 tbsp Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tbsp Cumin (Jeera) seeds
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta) , broken
  • 3 Green Chillies , salted
  • 4 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
  • 2 thinly sliced onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1-1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 red chilli dry
  • 1 tbsp Coriander (Dhania) Powder
  • 1 tbsp Green Chillies
  • Finely chopped Coriander (Dhania) Leaves 
  • To begin making the Dhaba Style Dal Fry, firstly we will boil dal in a  pressure cooker with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and the required salt.
  • Cook it till the pressure cooker releases at least  3 whistles. Open the lid once it is cooled down and mix the dal properly. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, hing and mustard seeds.
  • Once it splutters add bay leaf, badi elaichi, green cardamom,  cloves and dry red chilli.
  • After 30 seconds, add the green chillies and ginger-garlic paste and cook it for a minute.
  • Add the thinly sliced onions and fry them until they become golden in colour.
  • Once the onion get golden brown add the tomatoes and all the masalas including, turmeric powder, coriander powder and the required salt.
  • Add a little water and cook it for about 5 to 8 minutes or till the masala is properly cooked.
  • Now, add in the cooked dal and adjust the consistency of water according to your taste and preference.
  • Let it simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, switch off the stove and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve Dhaba Style Dal Fry with Rice,  Roti and curry.

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