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QUICK DAL FRY / DAL TADKA / SPLIT PIGEON PEA LENTIL

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Dal fry or dal tadka is a simple Indian dish made using lentils, toor or arhar dal, also known as split pigeon peas. This is a simple dal, made without using onion or garlic. The flavors come from the tempering made with some cumin seeds and asafoetida, give this dal a very distinct flavor and taste. Simple and delicious to make, this dal is one of the most common dals made in most of the Indian households. For variations, you can also make this dal with combination of different lentils such as moong dal or masoor dal. Enjoy this simple and delicious dal recipe. Happy cooking!!
Recipe Video: DAL FRY / DAL TADKA / SPLIT PIGEON PEA LENTIL

QUICK DAL FRY / DAL TADKA / SPLIT PIGEON PEA LENTIL

QUICK DAL FRY / DAL TADKA / SPLIT PIGEON PEA LENTIL
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: quick dal fry, dal tadka
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, Stove top
Servings:  4
Author: Jyoti Behrani
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients:
1 cup Arhar/Toor/ Split pigeon pea lentil, washed and rinsed
3 cup water
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 inch ginger, grated
1 green chili, chopped
1/2 TBSP turmeric powder
1/2 TBSP red chili powder
1/8 TSP hing/asafoetida
2 dry whole red chili
1/2 TBSP cumin seeds
2 TBSP oil
Salt to taste
Handful of fresh coriander for garnish

Instructions for Instant Pot Cooking:
Step 1: Turn on Manual mode for 7 min. Add dal, water, tomato, ginger, turmeric powder, salt to taste. Let pressure release naturally, around 10 min.
Step 2: Prepare tempering on a stove top, heat a sauce pan or tadka pan, add oil, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and whole dry red chili. Turn off the heat, add red chili powder, and add this tempering over the dal. Mix well. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve hot with rice. Enjoy!!

Instructions for Pressure Cooker Cooking:
Step 1: On a high heat, in a pressure cooker, add dal, water, tomato, ginger, turmeric powder, salt to taste. Close the pressure cooker, after the first whistle, lower the heat to low, and cook for 7 min. Let pressure release naturally, around 10 min.
Step 2: Prepare tempering on a stove top, heat a sauce pan or tadka pan, add oil, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and whole dry red chili. Turn off the heat, add red chili powder, and add this tempering over the dal. Mix well. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve hot with rice. Enjoy!!

Instructions for Stove top Cooking:
Step 1: On a high heat, in a pot, add dal, water, tomato, ginger, turmeric powder, salt to taste.Cover and bring it to a boil, lower the heat to low, and cook dal is cooked.
Step 2: Prepare tempering on a stove top, heat a sauce pan or tadka pan, add oil, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and whole dry red chili. Turn off the heat, add red chili powder, and add this tempering over the dal. Mix well. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Serve hot with rice. Enjoy!!

Note(s):

Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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