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Dal Fry (Semi Gravy) Recipe

Dal Fry (Semi Gravy) is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Monday, 24 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 200 g - tur dal
  • 2 medium sized Onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 big Tomato (finely chopped)
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 2 to 3 cups - water
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp - Ghee
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 6 to 8 flakes Garlic (coarsely crushed)
  • 1.5 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • finely chopped Coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Dal Fry (Semi Gravy):

    1. Pick, wash and soak the tur dal for 30 minutes.
    2. Pressure cook the dal with 41/2iz cups water, turmeric powder and salt to taste till tender. (It should be done in 3 to 4 whistles).
    3. The dal should be soft but whole. Lightly heat ghee in a small kadai.
    4. Add cumin seeds, when the seeds splutter, add garlic and green chillies.
    5. Fry for a minute and add the finely chopped onions.
    6. saute on a low flame till the onions are pink in colour.
    7. Add very finely chopped tomato and saute on a low flame till the tomatoes are little soft.
    8. Add red chilli powder and fry for a few seconds.
    9. Add this seasoning to the kept aside cooked tur dal and mix well.
    10. Cook further if the dal is little watery as this dal fry is supposed to be little thick in consistency.
    11. Serve hot garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves.


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