Punjabi Dal Fry


A popular North Indian dal recipe. Serve with rice or with roti.
Punjabi Dal Fry

Moong Dal – 1 cup
Onions – 2, chopped
Tomatoes – 2, chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – a large pinch
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Juice of 1 Lemon
Coriander Leaves – few, chopped
Oil – 1 tblsp
Salt as per taste

1. Heat oil in a pressure pan (or cooker).
2. Add the cumin seeds and fry for 30 seconds.
3. Add the ginger garlic paste and stir well.
4. Add the onions, tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes.
5. Add red chilli powder, salt, cumin powder and turmeric powder.
6. Add the moong dal and add enough water.
7. Cover and pressure cook until 4 to 6 whistles or until dal is cooked.
8. Remove from flame.
9. Add lemon juice and stir well.
10. Garnish with coriander leaves.
11. Serve.

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