Mixed Dal Fry - A less spicy tasty dal, made of masoor dal (pink color dal), tur dal and green gram dal. Best with rice / rotis / puri / parathas ..
1/4 cup (50 ml) masoor dal (pink color dal)
¼ cup (50 ml) tur dal
¼ cup (50 ml) moong dal (split gram dal – yellow color)
3 cups (300 ml) water
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon oil
Wash and clean dal. Soak in 3 cups of water for 15 minutes and boil in pressure cooker with its soaking water, turmeric powder and oil until done and soft (Switch off the heat on high after 3 rd whistle and allow the cooker to cool naturally). Open the lid.
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1 onion. finely sliced
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
Extra ¼ cup (50 ml) hot water
½ to ¾ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Heat oil in a kadai / pan. Add jeera and fry on a low heat for 1 minute until fragrant. Add finely sliced onions and fry till golden color on a medium to low heat.
Add slit green chilli and fry on a low heat for 1 minute.
Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Stir well on a low heat for 1 minute until well combined with onions and raw small goes.
Add boiled dal and salt to taste. If the dal is too thick in consistency, adjust with extra ¼ cup hot water.
Dal should be of pouring consistency / medium thick. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 – 12 minutes or until done and dal slightly thickens. Serve with Rice / Rotis / Puri .. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.