Toovar/arhar ki dal fry (pigeon pea lentil fry)

This will remind you cooking of your mother. I used to cook this recipe daily, because my son’s liked this dal daily in their lunch after coming from school. It goes very well with steamed rice, papad and mango pickles.

It is very simple and delicious recipe, just cook dal and season (tadaka) with ghee (clarified butter), asafoetida, cumin, onion and garlic along with red chili powder. Put fragrant tadaka over the dal and cover immediately to prevent the flavor from escaping.

Ingredients:

  • Toovar dal: 1 cup (100gm)
  • Turmeric powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seed: 1 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: half teaspoon (as per taste).
  • Onion: 1 no. (Small)
  • Garlic: 2-3 flakes
  • Ghee: 1 tablespoon
  • Water: 300ml

Preparation:

  1. Chop garlic and onion into small pieces. Keep aside.
  2. Wash the dal, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a pressure cooker, put washed dal, salt, water and turmeric powder, and close the lid of pressure cooker. Cook on high flame, Bring to full cooking pressure, reduce to low flame and cook for 4-5 minutes more. Allow cooker to cool and open.
  2. Pulverize the dal with hand blander and put some hot water if required for your desired consistency, keep aside.

Seasoning:

  1. Take small fry pan heat ghee, add cumin seed, and sputter for few seconds; add chopped onion, garlic, asafoetida, and fry for couple of minutes and put off the flame.
  2. Add red chili powder, seasoning is ready to pour over the cooked dal, cover immediately to prevent the flavor from escaping.
  3. Serve hot with rice or chapati or any meal.
Toovar/arhar ki dal fry (pigeon pea lentil fry)

Toovar/arhar ki dal fry (pigeon pea lentil fry)

Ingredients

Ingredients

cooked dal

cooked dal

Pulverize the dal

Pulverize the dal

put some hot water

put some hot water

Seasoning

Seasoning

Seasoning

Seasoning

add chopped onion, garlic, asafoetida

add chopped onion, garlic, asafoetida

Add red chili powder

Add red chili powder

Add red chili powder

Add red chili powder

Seasoning

Seasoning

Toovar/arhar ki dal fry (pigeon pea lentil fry)

Toovar/arhar ki dal fry (pigeon pea lentil fry)

Toovar/arhar ki dal fry (pigeon pea lentil fry)

Toovar/arhar ki dal fry (pigeon pea lentil fry)

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