Home style Dal fry recipe

This is QUICK, EASY to make HOME STYLE dal fry recipe. This is made in pressure cooker only. No need to sautee onion-tomato separately in another pan.

Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)

I have already shared restaurant style dal fry which we both love and I make often. But this one is my go to dal fry when it comes to everyday cooking.

I make this and jeera rice with olive oil instead of ghee. I roast urad papad and make kachumber salad to go with it. Just perfect, healthy meal is ready within 30-45 minutes.

For making this dal, I have used the combination of three different kinds of dal varieties (arhar dal, yellow moong dal and masoor dal). But feel free to use just one or combination of any two as per availability and liking.

Here I have added a touch of yogurt at the end. It makes the dal slightly creamy and adds slight sour taste.

Check out more dal recipes
Chana dal fry  //  Moong dal fry  //  Chilklewali moong dal


How to make dal fry recipe, Home style (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Take all three types of dal (toor dal, moong dal and masoor dal) in a bowl. Rinse them with cold water till water becomes almost clear.

2) Soak them in enough water for 10-15 minutes. After soaking time discard the water. Meantime prepare other stuff and chop onion tomato.
Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)

3) Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.

4) Now add chopped onions, ginger paste, garlic paste and chopped chili.
Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)

5) Mix well and cook till onion becomes soft and translucent.

6) Now add chopped tomatoes.
Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)

7) Mix and cook for few minutes till they become soft.

8) Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)

9) Mix well and cook for a minute.

10) Now add soaked, drained dal.
Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)

11) Mix well.

12) Add 1 ½ cups of water. Stir.
Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)

13) Cover the cooker with lid, put the weight on. Cook for 4-5 whistles. Let the pressure go down by itself. Then open the lid. Lightly stir and check the consistency of the dal. Add splash of water if needed and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

14) Now add whisked yogurt.
Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)

15) Immediately mix it. Instead of yogurt you can add lemon juice.

16) Lastly add chopped coriander leaves and mix.
Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)It is ready to serve.

Serving suggestion: Serve with plain steamed rice or jeera rice. It can be served on side with your roti-sabzi.

Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)

Home style Dal fry recipe (How to make dal fry, home style)
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Home style Dal fry recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 271 kcal
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • ¼ cup Arhar dal (toor dal or split pigeon peas)
  • 2 tablespoons Yellow moong dal (split and skinless)
  • 2 tablespoons Masoor dal
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • ¼ cup Onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 1 Green chili chopped
  • 1 small or ½ cup Tomato chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Plain yogurt (dahi or curd) whisked (Alternately use ½ to 1 teaspoon of lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely

Instructions

Preparation:

  1. Take all three dal in a bowl. Rinse them with cold water till water becomes almost clear.
  2. Soak them in enough water for 10-15 minutes.
  3. After soaking time discard the water. Meantime prepare other stuff and chop onion tomato for making this dal.

Making home style dal fry recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  3. Now add chopped onions, ginger paste, garlic paste and chopped chili.
  4. Mix well and cook till onion becomes soft and translucent.
  5. Now add chopped tomatoes. Mix and cook for few minutes till they become soft.
  6. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  7. Now add soaked, drained dal. Mix well.
  8. Add 1 ½ cups of water. Stir.
  9. Cover the cooker with lid, put the weight on.
  10. Cook for 4-5 whistles. Let the pressure go down by itself.
  11. Then open the lid. Lightly stir and check the consistency of the dal. Add splash of water if needed and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  12. Now add whisked yogurt.
  13. Immediately mix it. Instead of yogurt you can add lemon juice.
  14. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves and mix.

Notes

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving

Nutrition Facts
Home style Dal fry recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.9g 23%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Sodium 337mg 14%
Potassium 208mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 25.7g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 26%
Sugars 3.8g
Protein 9.9g 20%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 9%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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