parsi dal | dhan dal
Dhan dar recipe is traditional parsi dal served with rice and patio
for pressure cooking the dal
for tempering parsi dal
½ or ⅔
or cumin powder
salt as required
for garnishing parsi dal
oil for frying the onion slices
to be added later. you can add water as required.
pressure cooking lentils and frying onions
Pick and rinse the arhar dal well.
In a pressure cooker, add the dal, turmeric powder and water.
First pressure cook on a high flame till the first whistle and then lower the flame and pressure cook for 4-5 minutes more.
When the dal is getting cooked, you can chop the garlic.
Also heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small frying pan.
Add the sliced onions and a pinch of salt.
Fry the onions till they are browned and crisp. drain on kitchen paper towels and keep aside.
Once the pressure settles down on its own in the pressure cooker, mash the dal with a wired whisk.
Add about ¾ cup water or more in the dal, till you get a medium consistency of the dal.
Stir and keep the pressure cooker on the fire for the dal to simmer.
making tempering for parsi dal
In a small pan, heat 2 tablespoon oil.
Add the cumin powder, garlic, green chilies and salt. (if adding cumin, then first crackle the cumin and then add the garlic and green chilies)
Fry till the garlic gets browned.
Stir the tempering for uniform browning
Pour the tempering mixture in the dal.
Cover the cooker with the lid and switch off the flame.
Let the flavors of the tempering infuse in the parsi dal. Stir after 5 minutes.
Check the seasoning and add more salt if required.
Garnish with the fried onions.
Serve the parsi dal with steamed rice and patio.
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