How to make Yellow Dal Fry - Simple and great tasting is all that can be said about this excellent dish.

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Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Yellow Dal Fry

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Yellow Dal Fry checkout Keoti Dal , Dal Dhokli , Methiwali Arhar Dal , Mysuru Rasam . You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Sindhi Dal, Moongachi Amti, Dal Palak, Maa Chole Di Dal.

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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Yellow Dal Fry Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1 cup

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic finely chopped 3 cloves

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Heat half of the ghee in a pan. Add half of the chopped onion and garlic and sauté till golden.

Step 2

Add turmeric powder, dal, two cups of water and salt to taste. Stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for twenty minutes.

Step 3

Add mango powder and simmer for another fifteen minutes.

Step 4

Heat the remaining ghee in another pan. Add cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour add the remaining onion and garlic and sauté till pink.

Step 5

Add red chilli powder and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 6

Add this seasoning to the dal, simmer for two minutes and remove from heat. Serve hot.

Also try out these recipes from Punjabi Cuisine like Bhune Baingan Ki Chutney, Baingan ka Bharta, Baingan Bharta, Mahi Tikka Achari.

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