Punjabi Dal Fry- Dhaba Style

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This week I choose main course meal from Punjab
state as a weekly theme, under this I will post all three recipes related to
Punjabi Cuisines. First recipe which I post today is one of all favorite not
only in north region but whole over the world…. i.e. dhaba style Punjabi dal

Yellow dal is very simple and easy to cook
with simple tempering of onion and tomatoes and lots of spices. But when you
give extra tadka with red chili and cumin it’s become more flavorful and aromatic.
Under this recipe, we have to soak yellow skinless moong in water for few
minutes and boil with water and salt. Now you can add onion and tomatoes
tempering and serve hot dal fry with paratha or phulkas. It’s a very popular
recipe in every Indian dhaba or restaurants. 
Time: 15-20 Minutes
Time: 15 Minutes
Time: 10 Minutes
4 Persons

Category: Veg Curry

1 Cup Yellow Split Gram/ Dhuli Moong Dal
2 Tomatoes, Chopped
1 Onions, finely Chopped
2 Green Chilies, finely Chopped
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
1 Tbsp. Clarifying Butter/ Desi Ghee
Pinch of Asafoetida/ Hing
1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste
1/4 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garam Masala
1 ½ Tsp. Coriander Powder

1 Tbsp. Clarifying Butter
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
Wash and soak the dal in the water for
few minutes approx 15-20 minutes. Boil this dal with water, salt and turmeric
power in pressure cooker till to 2-3 whistles. 
Heat the ghee or oil in pan and
add hing and cumin powder when they start splutter. Add green chili and onions
and cook till to little golden. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till to soft.
When start leaving corner, add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala
and salt. Mix well. Add this tempering in dal and adjust the thickness with
extra boiling water.
Heat the ghee in tempering pan, when it’s hot enough. Add red chili
powder and cumin seeds and cook till to splutter. Add this tempering on the top
of serving dish. Garnish with tempering and serve with phulka’s and curd.

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39 thoughts on “Punjabi Dal Fry- Dhaba Style

  1. All time favorite ! We just loved it and made once in a week . You have used pressure cooker .I want to share my experience , First boil it in an open vessel on high heat you will see a white froth , just remove it with spatula and add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder, keep low heat and cover it with plate . Fill water over the plate and boil for 10-15 minutes. After that follow your tadka . Try this method and you will loved it more than earlier.
    It's just an opinion , please don't mind it.

  2. Such a simple yet delightful and comforting dal. I also have started using stove top to make my dals, especially the moong dal. they start so much better than making it in the cooker. You should try it Preeti!

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