Punjabi Dal Fry

A moderately spiced North Indian dal, consisting of a tasty combination of masoor dal and yellow moong dal. Tadka Dal is quick and easy to make and a common feature of most Dhaba menus!

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Wash and cook the lentils in a pressure cooker for about 10 -15 minutes or until soft.
  2. While the lentils are cooking prepare the onion, tomatoes and garlic.
  3. Once Lentils are cooked remove from fire and check the consistency of dal. If it’s too thick you can add hot water at this stage. Set aside.
  4. For the ‘Tadka’ or tempering, take a small pan and heat oil on medium heat.
  5. Add cumin seeds to oil and when they start to turn brown, add green chili and onions and cook until light golden. Then add chopped garlic and fry for a few minutes. Add chopped tomato and cook until soft. When oil starts leaving corner add red chilli powder. Mix well. Add this tempering to the dal and garnish with fresh coriander.