Jain Food Recipes

Dal Fry – Toor Dal

Dal Fry – Toor Dal Recipe

By avni Published: July 8, 2012

  • Yield: 4 bowls (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins



  1. soak the dal overnight
  2. wash the dal twice thrice until water is clear. Add salt, water, ginger and turmeric in the dal. pressure cook the dal for about 4-5 whistles or take a thick bottom pan and boil it on medium heat.
  3. Mix the dal well; there should be no lumps in it. thee consistency of the dal should be thick.
  4. Add ghee in a deep thick bottom pan for tadka. Add mustard seeds, cumin, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute till the mustard seeds splatter.
  5. Add the tomatoes in the tadka
  6. add the dried masalas as well and cook it for 3 to 4 mintues. Make sure the masalas dont burn, so keep stirring in between.
  7. Pour the dal with the cooked masala and cover the lid for 3-4 mintues until the dal starts boiling
  8. Garnish the dal with corainder and serve it hot with rice or chapati.
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Black dal/ Kali dal/ Dal makhani

Black dal/ Kali dal/ Dal makhani Recipe

By avni Published: July 6, 2012

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 30 mins



  1. Clean, wash and soak the dals overnight
  2. Add Salt in the soaked dal and pressure cook it for 4 whistles, in the same soaked water. You can add water as required
  3. Keep the pressure cooker aside for a while until it cools down, open the lid only after all the steam escapes
  4. Mash the cooked dals slightly with the spoon. It gives dal makhani smoother and thick consistency
  5. Take a thick bottom pan, heat the ghee for tardka. Add the mustard seeds and allow it to crackle. You can add 4-5 seeds of fenugreek seeds/ methi (optional). Add cumin seeds, curry leaves, tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Add the dal and add garam masala, red chilli powder to taste
  7. Add the yogurt slowly to the dal and simmer till it becomes thick
  8. Garnish the dal with coriander and serve hot with chapatti or rice
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