How to make Dal Fry -- SK Khazana -

Comfort food at its best – a bowl full of hot dal dry and jeera rice, what more can one ask for after a tiring day

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Toor dal (तुवर दाल),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Dal Fry -- SK Khazana

Dal Fry -- SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Fry -- SK Khazana Recipe

  • Toor dal 3/4 cup

  • Split Bengal gram washed 1/2 cup

  • Split skinless green gram washed 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Onions small 2

  • Green chillies 2

  • Oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Ghee 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 2-3

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Tomatoes medium, finely chopped 2

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder 1 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish

  • Jeera rice to serve

  • Salad to serve

  • Papad to serve


Step 1

Wash toor dal with sufficient water and drain.

Step 2

Heat a pressure cooker, add split Bengal gram, split skinless green gram and washed toor dal. Add salt, ½ tsp turmeric powder and 3½ cups water, cover the cooker and cook under pressure till 4-5 whistles are released.

Step 3

Meanwhile, finely chop onions and green chillies.

Step 4

For the tadka, heat oil and ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds and let their colour change.

Step 5

Add asafoetida, dried red chillies, garlic, ginger, curry leaves and green chillies, mix and sauté on high heat till garlic turns golden.

Step 6

Add onions, mix and saute till golden brown.

Step 7

Open the lid of the pressure cooker and mash the cooked gram mixture with a masher.

Step 8

Add tomatoes to the onion mixture and sauté on high heat till they soften.

Step 9

Add red chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, cumin powder and salt and mix well and cook till the mixture is pulpy.

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