Traditional Dal Fry is an awesome delicious favorite and a nutritional side dish for chappathis and roti. Traditional Dal Fry is a wholesome vegetarian side dish. The dish is unique and special with mashed dal blended with spicy aromatic ingredients and finally garnished with a dollop of butter. Dals have high nutritional content and is a must for all. Traditional Dal Fry is one of the easiest dishes that can be prepared in a jiffy with limited ingredients. You can explore a well detailed Traditional Dal Fry here.
For preparing Traditional Dal Fry, first cook masoor / moong dal in a pressure cooker adding enough water, little ghee and a pinch of turmeric.
Mash the cooked dal and keep aside.
Heat ghee in a pan and splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Add onion, green chilly, ginger, garlic and saute for a while. When a frying smell comes, add a pinch of asafoetida powder, sugar and required salt.
Add chilly powder and fry for a while. Add chopped tomatoes and fry well until tomatoes become pulpy.
Finally, add mashed dal and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove dal fry from flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
Traditional Dal Fry is ready and before serving you can add little butter too.
1)You can use toor dal (tumara parippu) also instead of masoor dal.
Before adding butter, make sure that the curry is well heated.