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Recipe : Dal Fry

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Every woman’s nightmare, a question that haunts them every day is “what do I cook tomorrow?” Your husband / children expect you to cook something different every day. They will never understand that cooking is no magic. Lunch for South Indians (like me) is generally rasam or sambar with rice. Well, my husband wanted me to cook something different today … as expected. I did not have much time on my hands – he generally leaves for office in the morning. I remembered a recipe my friend taught me during our college days – Dal Fry. Recipe for it is as below and I hope the recipe helps in giving you an extra option tomorrow – and in the process – sound worriless sleep 🙂



Toor dal – 1 cup

Tomatoes -2

Onions -2

Green chilies- 3

Garlic cloves- 2 or 3

Turmeric powder

Mustard seeds for seasoning

Cumin seeds for seasoning

Salt to taste



Cut the tomatoes into medium size and pressure cook it along with dal and a pinch of turmeric powder. Heat some oil in a pan. Add some mustard seeds and as it crackles, add some cumin seeds as well. Add chopped onions, green chilies and finely chopped garlic cloves and sauté them for some time. As onions turn golden brown, add cooked dal along with salt to taste. Dal fry is ready to serve. You can garnish this with fresh coriander leaves, grated coconut and with few drops of lemon juice 🙂

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