Toor daal fry - lentils

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to make daal fry. Dal Fry is a spicy punjabi dish made from mixed dals like toor, chana, moong, masoor dal or just with chana and toor dal.

• 1 cup yellow pigeon peas (toor dal)
• 1 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 tsp mustard seeds
• 1/2 asafoetida
• 1 tsp turmeric powder
• 1 tsp chili powder (optional)
• 2 finely-chopped green chillies
• salt
• 1 finely-chopped tomato
• 2 small finely-chopped onions
• 1/2 tsp finely-chopped garlic
• 1/2 tsp grated ginger
• 1/2 tsp lemon juice
• finely-chopped coriander leaves

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Wash one cup of yellow pigeon peas (toor dal)

1 cup of yellow pigeon peas (toor dal)

and add 3 cups of water

3 cups of water

cook the dal in a pressure cooker and wait for two whistles

cut two small onions

2 small onions

four cloves of garlic

4 cloves of garlic

two green chilis

2 green chilis

and one tomato

1 tomato

In a frying pan, heat one tablespoon of oil

1 tablespoon of oil

and add the cumin seeds and mustard seeds

Cumin seeds

Mustard seeds

when the seeds start to crackle, add half a teaspoon of asafoetida

1/2 teaspoon of asafoetida

next, add the garlic and the green chilis

after stirring for a few seconds, add the chopped onions

fry the mix on medium heat, until the onions are brown

add salt, ginger, one teaspoon of turmeric powder,


1 1/2 teaspoons of grated ginger

1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

one teaspoon of coriander powder

1 teaspoon of coriander powder

and half a teaspoon of chilli powder to the tomatoes

1/2 teaspoon of chilli powder

add the tomatoes to the pan and cook them until they are tender

Next, add the lentils, you can also add a bit of hot water, depending on how thick you like your sauce

boil the lentils and let them simmer for 5 minutes

add some lemon for taste and garnish it with coriander leaves

toor daal is served hot with rice of chapatis

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