Daal Fry with Jeera Rice is a very Popular North Indian Dish, at my home, many times we enjoyy these mouthwatering meal. Lentils are a staple ingredient in South Asian cuisine. Its protein contents are 3.5 times that of Rice and 2.5 times that of wheat. It provides an excellent source of protein, particularly for those adopting vegetarian diets or diets which do not contain much meat. All other Daals including Toor Dal do not have individual amino acids within protein in ideal proportion. However, if Dal is eaten with rice or wheat (roti), it provides, Amino Acids in the right proportions making it complete protein.
Lentils also have anti-nutrient factors, such as trypsin inhibitors and a relatively high phytate content. Trypsin is an enzyme involved in digestion, and phytates reduce the bioavailability of dietary minerals. The phytates can be reduced by soaking the lentils in warm water overnight.
There are so many varieties of dishes that can be prepared from daal, It can be Soup, Sabzi, Salads etc. It takes less time to cook if they are soaked overnight. And In Indian family Daal is a must dish to serve. So lets take a tour of this yummyy and delicious Mix Daal fry recipe.
How to make Daal Fry
1/4 Cup Moong Daal
1/4 Cup Masoor Daal
1/3 Cup Chana Daal
1/4 Cup Toor Daal
2 Tbsp. Butter or Clarified Butter
1 Onion, Chopped
1 Tomato, Chopped
2 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Red Chilli Powder - As per Taste
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
Salt - as per taste
3 Tbsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin Seed
1 tsp Mustard Seed
1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro
2 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Coal Cube
1. Mix all the daals together and wash them properly. Soak them in 3 cups of water for 30 minutes before cooking it. Pressure cook the daal in 2 cups of water with salt and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder till done.
2. Take a Kadai or wok and heat ghee and 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the onion till golden brown and Garlic Paste. Add tomato, red chili powder, Garam masala powder, turmeric powder cook for 1-2 minutes adding little water to it to ensure that the mixture does not get burnt.
3. Now add the cooked dal and mix them well. Add a little more water to it to bring it to the desired consistency. Bring to a boil and simmer at least for 10 to 15 minutes. Now, lets give a smoky effect to the Daal.
4. Take a piece or two of coal (about 3 inches big) and hold it over a gas flame with the help of tongs. The coal will begin to turn red hot and also grey in about 5 minutes.
5. This indicates that the coal can be used for smoking. Place this hot coal inside a Onion Ring. And Place this Onion ring with Coal on daal pan.
6. Add a spoon of ghee or oil on the coal. It will begin to smoke. Immediately cover the pan let it sit for about a minute until the smoke has gone away. Open the lid and remove the coal cup.
How to make Jeera Rice
1 Cup Basmati Rice
2 Cups Water
2 tsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
1 small Piece Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
1. Rinse Rice with water until water runs clear – Add 2 cups water and soak for 15 minutes.
2. In a pot with a tight fitting lid, heat Oil and Ghee.
3. Add Cinnamon, Cloves – allow them to sputter.
4. Add Rice, Water and Salt.
6. Bring to a boil – uncovered.
7. Cover the pot, reduce flame to low and let rice simmer for 15 minutes.
8. Remove cover and stir gently.
9. Turn off heat and replace cover until ready to eat.