Dhaba Style Dal Fry Recipe

Amanda M. Rye

  • To begin making the Dhaba Style Dal Fry Recipe | Mixed Dal Tadka, prep all the ingredients and keep them ready.

  • Soak all the dal’s together in a large bowl along with enough water for 6 to 8 hours. 

  • The next step is to make the dal and for this we will cook it in a single pot in the pressure cooker.

  • Heat ghee in the pressure cooker over medium heat; add the onion, ginger and saute until the onions soften.

  • Add the spices – cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and saute for a few seconds. Stir in the tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder.

  • Saute until the tomatoes turn mushy and soft. Add the salt, soaked dals and enough water such that there is at least 2 inches of water above the dals.

  • Cover the pressure cooker and cook the Dhaba Style Dal Fry for 4 to 5 whistles. After 4 to 5 whistles, turn the heat to low. Simmer the dal for at least 30 minutes and turn off the heat.

  • Allow the pressure to release naturally. Once the pressure has released, give the dal a good stir. Mash it gently to suit your taste.

  • Check the salt and adjust to suit your taste. Finally stir in the lemon juice and coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

  • Transfer the Dhaba Style Dal Fry to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  • Serve Dhaba Style Dal Fry along with Paneer Butter Masala, Vegetable Yakhni Pulao and Homemade Naan for a delicious meal.

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