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Dal fry

Dal Fry tops the list of comfort foods. Any day this when coupled with any simple sabzi and papad makes a complete meal. Even Dal and rotis are comfort foods as they provide the needed nutrition alongside being light to digest. I love experimenting with dal. Adding greens makes it even more healthier. This time I am sharing a simple dal recipe, which is bound to comfort you on any tiring day.

Go ahead and do try this comfort food.




Serves: 3


Tuvar Dal /Arhar Dal: 1 cup

Water: 2 cups

Tomato finely chopped: 1

Onion finely chopped: 1 small

Salt to taste.

Turmeric powder: 1 tsp

Jaggery: one small piece ( Can be replaced with sugar)

For temper:

Oil/Ghee: 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds: 1 tsp

Cumin seeds: 1 tsp

Garlic cloves: 1 small chopped

Ginger: 1 inch chopped

Green chilli: 1 slit

To Garnish:

Coriander leaves

Juice of 1 lemon.


1. Pressure cook the dal with enough water,turmeric powder, salt, tomatoes and a drop of oil for 3-4 whistles.

2. Heat oil in a pan, add the “to temper” items and add the dal and salt as per taste, jaggery and water, lemon juice and simmer till desired consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves.

3. Serve hot with rotis/ rice.














Hi This is my chance to introduce myself. I am Parvathi, the author/owner of this space. I blog here about recipes that are simple yet tasty. I try to improvise on recipes without compromising on taste. Cooking is my passion. Though I am not very perfect, I love the imperfections and as they say “there’s always scope of better”. I like to follow that. I believe there’s a story for each recipe and the way it is developed. Also creativity is the secret ingredient of cooking. My inspiration for cooking comes from my mom. As cliched as it sounds, for me she is the best cook. 🙂 Cooking for me is a stress buster. Hoping this space help you too whip some amazing dishes and earn praises from your loved ones. Gmail: Instagram: foodaterian Twitter:

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