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Indian Dal Fry Recipe

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Dal Fry

Indian Dal Fry Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon 'garam masala'
  • 1/2 cup yellow split lentils
  • 1/2 cup red split lentils
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil


  1. Wash and slice the chilies, garlic, ginger and tomatoes.
  2. Peel and dice the onions.
  3. In a pressure cooker, add 4 cups of water and the washed lentils.
  4. Scoop the coconut oil out with a spoon and into the pressure cooker.
  5. Close and lock the lid. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  6. In a medium sized pan, heat the cooking oil over high heat.
  7. Fry the cumin for 30 seconds, until it becomes fragrant.
  8. Add the chilies, garlic and ginger. Blend to combine.
  9. Fry the onions until translucent and then add the tomatoes.
  10. Add the cooked lentils and combine the mixture with the garam masala and chili powder. Add 1 cup of water if the mixture is too thick. Cook to boil.
  11. Chop the coriander leaves.
  12. Sprinkle the coriander leaves.
  13. Add butter and stir.
  14. Cook for 2 minutes. The mixture should be very creamy and not soupy.
  15. Place the Dal Fry into a bowl.
  16. Serve with rice.
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