Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dal Fry And a quick snack!

When the mood to make dinner is lost, it has to be this easy to make dal fry.I fall back on it quite too often I must say.And when you do make dal fry, make it a point to try this snack!

The easiest weekday lunch (packed off in DH's lunch box) would peas pulav, dal fry and raita.

You need

Masoor dal/Orange lentils 2 cups
Cilantro chopped a handful
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste

To make the tempering
Oil/Ghee 1 tablespoon (or more)
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Red Chillies 1 (optional)
Curry leaves 2 sprigs
Onions 1 medium sliced finely
Garlic pods 3
Asoefetida/hing a pinch
Tomato 2 medium chopped

  • Masoor dal cooks real fast, needn't be pressure cooked.Just cover and cook with sufficient water, it should be soft in about less than 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, hing powder, red chillies, onions and let fry well until onions are soft.
  • Add the garlic and tomato and let the tomato mash well.
  • Once thats done, add the turmeric and chilli powders and salt, let the oil leave the sides of the pan, now add the cooked dal.
  • Let it simmer well for about 10 minutes,

  • Garnish with cilantro.

If you have the small puris(pani puri ones), make a small hole with your thumb on the top of the puri and fill it with the dal fry and chaat masala (and add yogurt and onions too).Pop into your mouth!!yum!Makes an easy  quick yummy chaat snack!

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