Thursday, October 21, 2010


No of servings : 2-3persons
Cooking time : 30mins (including pressure cooking dals)
Moong dal, Channa dal, Red gram dal 1/8thcup each (or) 2tbsp each
Ginger2tbsp finely chopped
Garlic 3cloves (finely chopped)
Onion 1/4cup finely chopped
Green chillies3 finely chopped
Whole garam masala1-cardamom, 2-cloves, small pcs- cinnamon
Cumin powder1/2tsp
Coriander powder1tsp
Red chilly powder1tsp
Salt to taste
Tadka seasoningsUrad dal-1/2tsp, Cumin seeds and mustard’s-1/4tsp each, Red chilly-1 and few curry leaves
Coriander for garnish

  • Combine all the dal to wash and pressure cook them by adding enough water. Cook till dal is cooked nicely.
  • Heat 2tsp oil. Make sure the oil is nice and hot. Add crushed whole garam masala and fry for seconds and add chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies . Fry them well.
  • Now add chopped onions and continue to fry for few seconds. Meanwhile whisk the cooked dal or mash it with dal masher. Keep aside.
  • Add all powdered ingredients - cumin powder, coriander powder, amchoor, red chilly powder and turmeric. Mix well and fry for few seconds.
  • Add dal and salt to taste. Mix well and cook on medium flame for 5mins. If the dal is too thick add 1/4cup - 1/2cup of water. (depending on the consistency you like). Off the flame.
  • Finally, give tadka/ tempering with remaining oil and ghee.
  • Garnish and serve hot with roti.
Spicy Dal fry and Mooli masala Roti

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