A super easy, super delicious restaurant style dal fry! You’ll never need another dal fry recipe again! This has been my go-to recipe for years, it’s definitely a family favorite. We make it almost every week. It’s a staple recipe.
fewsprigsCilantro or coriander leaveschopped finely
Pressure cooking the dal:
Wash arhar dal under running cold water till water runs clear.
Take washed dal and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker. Cover with the lid, put the weight on. Turn the heat on medium. Let it cook for 5-6 whistles or till dal becomes soft. Let the pressure go down by itself then open the lid. Keep it aside.
Making dal fry recipe:
Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle a bit.
Then add chopped onions and cook till onions are soft, light pink in color.
Then add ginger paste, garlic paste, and chopped green chili.
Saute for a minute or till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes away.
Then add chopped tomatoes and mix.
Cook till tomatoes are soft.
Then add red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and kasoori methi. Mix well and cook for a minute.
Then add cooked dal and 1 cup of water.
Mix well and bring it to a boil. Then let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Then turn off the stove. Add chopped cilantro. Also, squeeze some lemon juice.