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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dal Fry with Toor Dal

This is very easy to make and healthy and will go good with either rice or Roti.

1 cup toor dal
4 cups water
1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
1 Tbsp fine chopped ginger
1 tsp dry mango powder
1 tsp garam masala
2 Tbsps clarified butter (ghee) or Oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 bay leaves
Pinch of asafoetida
4 whole red chillis
1/4 teaspoon paprika (optional)
salt to taste


1) Wash the Dal and soak in 4 cups of water for 30 mins or more.
2) Pressure cook Dal, water, salt, turmeric and ginger.
3) Mix mango powder and garam masala to the cooked Dal and add more water if required.
4) Heal Ghee or oil, splutter mustard seeds and cumins seeds, asafoetida, red chillies and paprika (mild chilli powder) and pour this on top of Dal and mix.

Server hot with hot white rice or any indian bread(Roti/chapathi/parathas)

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