Whole Green Gram Dal Fry

Total Time:
6.75 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - whole green gram dal
  • 2 medium - onions
  • 2 big - tomato
  • 1 tsp - ginger garlic paste (ready-made)
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard
  • 3/4 tsp - jeera or cumin
  • 2 tsp - ghee or oil
  • Salt as needed

How to Make Whole Green Gram Dal Fry

  • Soak dal to approximately 4-6 hours and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  • Chop onions and tomatoes finely.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed vessel with ghee or oil and add mustard and jeera.
  • After spluttering, add onions and fry for till translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry till that raw smell disappears.
  • Add chopped tomatoes along with salt and other spice powders. Fry till tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add 2 cups water and bring to boil.
  • Then add cooked dal and stir well.
  • Cook in low flame for 5-8 minutes till it becomes a thick gravy.
  • If you want the gravy thick, try to mash a little dhal with your ladle itself.
  • Top with butter or fresh cream and serve with any pulavs, plain rice, rotis or chapattis.
  • Recipe courtesy: Rak's Kitchen