How to make VEGAN DAL FRY-SK Khazana -

Once you make this vegan dal fry, you will definitely be coming back for another helping all the time!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Toor dal (तुवर दाल), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

For more recipes related to VEGAN DAL FRY-SK Khazana checkout Keoti Dal, Dal Dhokli, Mysuru Rasam, Panchvarna Rasam . You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Mixed Dal - SK Khazana Dal Amritsari Yellow Dal Kutchi Mango Phajeta


VEGAN 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 : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for VEGAN DAL FRY-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Toor dal soaked for 30 minutes and drained 1 cup

  • Cashewnuts 1 cup

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Green chillies 2

  • Tomato 1 medium

  • Ginger 1/2 inch piece

  • Garlic cloves 6-8

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • coriander sprig to garnish


Step 1

Preheat the oven at 150˚C.

Step 2

Take cashew nuts on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Set aside.

Step 3

Finely chop onion, green chillies, tomato and ginger piece. Roughly chop garlic cloves and set aside.

Step 4

For the cashew butter, transfer the roasted cashew nuts in a blender jar and blend to a fine paste.

Step 5

Heat a pressure cooker, add pigeon peas and 2 cups water and cook for 2-3 whistles. Allow the pressure to reduce completely.

Step 6

Heat a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and roast till the seeds splutter. Add curry leaves and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 7

Add the chopped onion, chopped ginger, rock salt and garlic and mix well. Cook till the onion turns golden brown. Pour ¼ cup water and mix.

Step 8

Add green chillies and tomato and sauté well. Add ¼ cup water, mix and cook till the tomato turns pulpy.

Step 9

Add turmeric powder and sauté for a minute. Add the cooked gram mixture and stir well. Add rock salt, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 10

Switch the heat off and add chopped coriander, lemon juice and 1 tsp of the prepared cashew butter. Mix well and transfer into a serving bowl.

Step 11

Serve hot with steamed brown rice.

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