Indian Spicy Dal Fry Recipe

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Spicy Dal Fry Ingredients

Indian Spicy Dal Fry

  • 3/4 cup toor dal.
  • Two medium tomatoes
  • A bunch of coriander leaves.
  • 2 tsp coriander powder.
  • Some red chillies(around 10) or 2-3 teaspoons of chilli powder.
  • 2-3 flakes garlic.
  • A small piece of ginger.
  • 1/4 stick butter.
  • Three small onions.
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds or powder.
  • 1 each cardamom, cinammon, cloves.
  • salt to taste.
  • Method

  • Boil the toor dhal in the cooker for only two whistles.It should be just boiled and not too soft.
  • In the blender, grind together two onions, garlic, ginger, coriander leaves, tomatoes,cumin seeds,coriander powder and the red chillies(or powder).
  • Slice the other onion finely.
  • Melt the butter in a pan and fry the sliced onion with the cardomom,cinammon and cloves.When the onions are turning a little brown, add the ground masala and fry for around 15-20 minutes(all the water should have evaporated, and the paste should be dry).
  • Now add the boiled dhal to it and add a little water to make a gravy.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Boil for a while till you get the required consistency.
  • Eat it hot with rice and papad.
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