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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dal Dry!!

Dal Dry:Yellow Lentil boiled and mixed with onion n tomato paste.

A Purely North India Dish

I am saying it a purely north indian as i dont find this dish in any other part of country Infact not even in delhi region too.I can find it only in Uttranchal And U.P. area.So here i am with Dal Dry!


1 cup Urad(white) daal
1 Onion Chopped
1 Tomato diced
1tsp Ginger Chopped
1-2 Green chilies chopped
Coriander leaves finely chopped
1tsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Amchur powder
Salt to taste
A pinch of Garam masala
Red chili powder to taste
2tbsp oil
1tsp lemon juice


Clean and wash the daal properly. Soak it in water for 1-3 hours(as this dal here comes in really small in size so need to soak for longer time so that it become bigger in size).
Boil it in 1 cups of water(Just that water cover the dal). Boil till it becomes lil soft.(if using pressure cooker give only 1 whistle) It should not become pasty(it should be lilttle "Kaccha" only). Drain the water and keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadhai add cumin seeds, allow to splutter.
Now add ginger, onion and green chili and stir-fry till golden brown.
Add tomato and fry till it softens. Add all dry masalas (turmeric powder, chili powder,amchur pwder salt) and fry for a moment.
Now add daal and lemon juice, mix very gently.
Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with coriander.
Serve hot with ur choice of bread.

I am sending this as my Entry for My Legume Love Affair 24


Suma Gandlur said...

This is really a different version of dal and very novel to me.
Thanks for sending over a lovely entry for the event.

Richa said...

Hey..nice one ,Being a north Indian ,i can clearly smell the real northie taste from your recipes...you have nice collection of recipes....

visit my blog too sometime-


Rupali Jain said...

Thanks Suma and Richa.

Diana Bauman said...

You are so funny! I was thinking it was a bit odd to call out the middle child as being quiet, lol!! I'm a middle child of 3 girls as well :D Always breaking the boundaries, ha! Thanks for your submission to MLLA #24! Have a great weekend :D

sangeeta said...

first time here .... and loved your north indian recipes.

this sukki daal is a favorite n i can have it as it is without ant roti or bread...