Dal Fry Recipe
1½ cup toor dal
4 tbsp oil
3 tbsp cumin seeds
1 large onion
2 large fresh tomatoes
2-3 thin green chilies
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 tbsp garam masala
3 tsp sugar
2 tbsp salt
Wash toor daal in 4 changes of water, then set to cook. put enough water in the toor dal to be about 1 1/2 inches above the dal. If you don't have a pressure cooker, it should take somewhere around 45 minutes for the daal to become soft.
In a Saute pan add oil, cumin, finely chopped onion and green chillies. Saute until the onions are transparent.
Add diced tomatoes and saute for 2 more minutes.
Check the dal to make sure it is soft, then mash with a potato masher until you have a porridge-like consistency. If you need to retrieve water from the pan, then do it beforehand. Just remember, you can always put the water back in, if there isn't enough, but you can't take it out once the dal is mashed.
After the dal is mashed add the saute mixture.
Add red chili powder for more heat if necessary.
Add garam masala, salt and sugar. stir over heat for 2 minute and it is ready.
Serve with Phulka, Roti, Chapati, Paratha or with Plain Rice / Jeera Rice.