May 23, 2011

Fried Daal / Yellow Lentils

Exotic but easy. The combo of lentils and basmati rice give a substantial protein especially for vegetarian. I learned this recipe from  my friends.

  • 1- cup toor dal
  • 21/2- cups water
  • ½- inch ginger
  • 3- cloves
  • 1-tbs turmeric powder
  • ½- tsp. red chilli powder optinal
  • ¼- tsp. turmeric powder
  • ¼- tsp. garam masala (optional)
  • 2- pinches asafoetida
  • 2- tbsp. ghee
  • ½- tsp. each cumin  
  • ½-mustard seeds
  • 1- stalk curry leaves
  • 1- tomato chopped fine
  • 1- tbsp. chopped coriander leaves
  • 3-whole green or red chilly
  • ½- onion finely chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Pressure cook toor daal with water,garlic, salt, ginger,asafoetida,b tomato and turmeric powder.
  • Mash the dal, after it has been cooked.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, dry red or green chillies, when they start to  pop up. Add onion and fry for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Add the dal. If needed add some water,  (it depends on the consistency at which you would like the daal) , cook until the toor daal boils,. Cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Now Fried Daal is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves.
    I'm linking to this "Every Tuesday Event" by Aipii and Priya 


      1. Comforting and inviting dal..

      2. Thanks for stopping by. What a comforting dal. I can have dal and rice anytime.


      3. Comforting it anytime

      4. Love it dear, my favorite for any time I feel like eating comfort food :)

      5. Full of comfort n deliciousness ~ absolutely love this dal :)
        Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)
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      6. Delicious! Thanks for sending it to my event.