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Oriya style Dal fry

Affaf Ali
30 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Oriya style Dal fry RECIPE

Oriya style Dal fry - A unique and simple way of preparing dal with earthy flavours and ingredients Ginger being the highlight. Comfort meal in a bowl. Also including in the pic are Baingan masala , Panchporan Gobi fry , Green peas pulao , Mango pickle .

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Orissa
  • Stir fry
  • Pressure Cook
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Side Dishes
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. To be pressure cooked
  2. chana dal – 1.5cup
  3. green chilly – 2
  4. ginger – 1/4th inch piece
  5. turmeric powder – 1/4tspn
  6. For tempering
  7. onion – 1
  8. tomato – 1
  9. green chilly – 2
  10. ginger garlic paste – 1/4th tspn
  11. mustard seeds – 1/4thtspn
  12. cumin seeds – 1/2tspn
  13. asafoetida – one to two pinches
  14. chilli powder – 1/4th tspn
  15. Garam masala – one pinch
  16. salt – according to taste


  1. Wash and soak chana dal for two hours.
  2. In a pressure cooker add soaked chana dal, 2 to 3 cups of water, crush ginger (but retain the shape), fine slices of chilly and turmeric powder. Cook for 3whistles. Set aside. Once pressure is released mash slightly.
  3. For the tempering: In a heavy bottom vessel heat few tspns of oil. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once it crackles add slit green chilly and finely chopped onion cubes. Fry till light golden brown. To this add ginger garlic paste and sauté till raw smell disappear.
  4. Add finely chopped tomato cubes. Fry till it leaves sides of vessel. Add chilly powder, turmeric powder and Asafoetida. Also add kasuri methi and garam masala. Fry for a minute. Transfer this to dal. Season with salt and mix well.
  5. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves/ grated coconut.
  6. Serve hot with rice/roti.

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Preeti Gurung
Preeti Gurung   Jun-02-2017


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