Daal fry is a very famous dish served in dhaba style hotels in Karachi, here is the authentic daal mash fry recipe taken from one of the dhaba:
|Daal mash fry|
white maash daal 1 cup
water 2 cups
red chillies (dried, whole) 5
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
salt to taste
ghee/butter or cooking oil
sliced onion 1
chopped tomato 1
red chilli powder 1 tsp.
Whole spice (garam masala) powder 1 tsp.
sliced ginger paste a pinch
sliced green chilli
fresh coriander – for garnishing
Soak mash daal for couple of hours in water.
Boil daal in 1.5 cup water, add dried whole red chillies and turmeric.
When daal is done and dry, add salt otherwise if you add salt early in the process the daal takes more time to get done.
Now in another pan, add ghee and onion. When the onions are half fried, add tomato.
When tomato starts drying. Add chilli powder and whole spice powder (garam masala). Let it cook for couple of minutes.
Now add this mixture to the other pan having daal.
Sprinkle sliced ginger, green chillies and fresh coriander leaves.
Mix and cook for another couple of minutes, serve with naan.
Note: Please note that in order to get dhaba style taste daal needs to be well done (well cooked) and dried.