Dal ‘Fry’

  • 1 cup tur dal (pigeon pea) or any other lentils cooked
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp asafoetida
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • juice from ½ a lime
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds


Temper the mustard and cumin seeds till they begin to splutter. Add the tomatoes, green chilli and cook a bit. Add the dal, turmeric and some water and bring to a boil. Add salt and garnish with chopped coriander and lime juice.

Variation– You can avoid tomatoes. Add other flavours like ginger, garlic, fenugreek seeds etc as per your taste

Serves 4