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Thursday, July 19, 2007


Ingredients :
Cleaved split Moong Dal - 1 Cup
Onion - 1 Small
Ginger - A Small piece
Garlic - 3-5 Flakes
Green Chili - 3-5
Chili Powder - 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder - A pinch
Salt - As Required
Coriander Powder - 2 Tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 strand
Garam Masala Powder - 1 1/2 Tbsp
Coriander Leaves - A Handful
Olive Oil - 2-3 Tbsp

For Seasoning :
Jeera - 1 Tsp
ghee - 1 Tsp

Method :
1) Grind green chili,ginger,garlic and keep aside.In a pressure cooker pan,pour 3 Tbsp oil,when hot enough add the chopped onion and fry till transparent.
2) Add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.Now add turmeric,chili powder,coriander powder,salt and fry well.Add the washed split Moong Dal and saute for 2 minutes.
3) Put 2 slitted green chili,curry leaves and some water till everything gets immersed.Cover the lid and wait for 3-4 whistles.
4) Wait till the pressure completely goes off,open the lid,mash the Dal a little.Add some more water to it and boil for some time.Mean while check the taste and adjust it.
5) When you put off the flame,add garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves to it.Stir well.
6) Lastly,toss jeera in ghee and put on top of the gravy.That's it,Dal fry is ready.It goes well with chapati,Roti,curd Rice etc.

Variation :
Instead of split Moong Dal,you can use Cherupayar (Green Gram Split).I have prepared the same Dal fry with Toor Dal,it tastes good too :-)


Asha said...

Dal fry looks delicious and I love the color.Golden.I just cooked some Moong dal yesterday,I will try this.Thanks Viji.
I have RCI Punjab this week:)

Viji said...

Hi Asha,Thanks.I never used moong dal,for the first time I had this Dal Fry,I was fida on this.From then I usually make this for rice and chapathi.