Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dal Fry / Yellow Spilt pea lentil soup

This is one more most famous dish from North India. Everyone must have ordered once in their life time and when you know how easy it is to make it home, you thought really and I wasted money for this simple dish? Yes its true, it is really simple yet perfect combination with hot steamy white rice or hot parathas. You never go wrong with this dal. Try it and let me know.

Ingredients :

1 cup toover dal (Spilt pigeon peas)
2 tsp. Oil or ghee
1 finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped tomato
1 tsp. ginger and garlic paste
1 tsp. green chili paste (fresh is always good)
1 tsp. Turmeric powder
1 tsp. red chili powder
1 tsp. garam masala powder
salt to taste
few kasoori methi crushed
1 dry red chili
hing to taste
1 tsp. cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp. Amchur (dry mango powder)
few fresh chopped coriander leaves


Wash and boil dal with 1 and half cup of water in pressure cooker. cook till its all mushy and water is gone, mine took 5 whistles.
Heat a pan, add oil / Ghee in it.
Add jeera in it when it changes it color, add hing and dry red chili.
Add onion and cook till its soften.
Add tomatoes and cook till its mushy.
Add both the paste and all powder masala , salt and kasoori methi.
Mix and cook for minute or two.
Add mushy dal in it and add cup of water in pressure cooker and clean it and add that water in dal too.
Boil it on low flame for 5 minutes.
Before serving sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and served hot with steamy rice or naan or parathas.

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  1. Ymmy looking dal..never added amchur in it that should be really tasty.

  2. Healthy and comforting dal, can guess how tasty it is!

  3. Oh yes, this every popular lentil soup is rotated so often at home. Yet I am open to new flavors and shall try out your version soon.

  4. simple n humble dish !!! how u doing Linsy. Keep in touch...

    1. I am doing good, how are you? no new post from your side, hope you are doing alright after what happened to your friend.

  5. a classic dish that always goes down wellin our house!Thanks for sharing your version.

  6. dal is always comfort food, whatever way it is made...

  7. Lovely daal!! total comfort food. perfect for winters..

  8. my favorite.. Comforting any day..

  9. looks soooo yummy n delicious...

  10. Lovely and delicious soup.Perfect for christmas dinner party.

  11. This is my idea of comfort as well as luxury food, both at the same time! Looks fabulous!!

  12. Dal-fry looks awesome, stunning clicks :)

  13. Dal curry .. perfect for anytime ..
    thank you for linking it to my event

  14. soup....yummy...perfect for this snowy winter!!

  15. Lovely and very comforting


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