Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dal fry & Jeera rice

My Bhabhi ( Brother in law's wife) is a fantastic cook.  She makes both north and south indian dishes with perfection. She gave me this recipe of dal fry. It is very easy to make dish. Dal fry tastes great with fulka/roti. But the best combination is jeera rice and dal fry.

Ingredients for Dal Fry:
1/2 cup toor dal
1 big onion finely chopped
1 big tomato finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp jeera powder
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1 tsp dhania powder
coriander leaves finely chopped
3-4 tsp ghee

  1. Pressure cook toor dal with turmeric. Beat cooked dal. Dal should not be too much watery to get nice thick consistency.
  2. Heat 3 tsp ghee in kadhai. Add half of jeera.
  3. When jeera splutters add onion and ginger garlic paste.
  4. Fry till onion turns golden than add tomato.
  5. When tomato becomes soft add jeera powder,dhania powder, red chilli powder, salt.
  6. Fry for a minute. Remove this mixture in separate bowl.
  7. In the same kadhai add 1 tsp ghee. Add remaining half of jeera.
  8. Add little red chilli powder just for the color.
  9. Add tomato-onion masala separated earlier.
  10. Add dal and let it simmer for few minutes.
  11. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Ingredients for jeera rice:
1 cup rice
2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
2 tsp ghee

  1. Soak rice in water for half an hour.
  2. Heat ghee in cooker.
  3. Add cloves,bay leaf and jeera.
  4. When jeera splutters add rice. Fry for a minute then add water and salt.
  5. Pressure cook rice for one whistle.
This is my entry to Variety Rice Recipes event.

Preparation time : 30 minutes


vincent said...

we love your blog

Simply Life said...

oh this looks wonderful!

sangeeta said...

came here through FB and found this all time fave comfort food....this is the kind of food we love at home..

Pam said...

You have a wonderful blog and congrats on the foodie blogroll!


Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks alot everybody. Your comments are so encouraging!!! Happy blogging everybody :)

AshKuku said...

Hey Renuka,

Thanks for the love shared on my post & thanks for joining my Panthis too.... I'm sorry for the delay in joining u.... But hey that's an awesome prep that u have posted.... Perfect Jeera Rice & the dal's interesting too....I've saved it for reference.... tooooooooo.... Gr8 going, Renuka!!!!

Edde Thojundu!!! Yaanla ain malpodu....


AshKuku said...

Hey forgot.... U could try sending it to some rice contest that I found, would be a gr8 xposure...check it out....

Participate from Nov 15th to dec 15


Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

My Pleasure Ash..And thanks a bunch for sending me this event link. I will surely send my recipe here.

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi renuka,thanks for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment...Jeera rice and dal is a perfect combo to have..looks very delicious...

kitchen queen said...

lovely and mouth watering dal fry and jeera have a nice blog,you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

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