Garlic Dal

Garlic dal fry is a quick and easy dal made with ghee(clarified butter) and garlic.It can be served with rice and Indian flatbreads as a side.

Makes 4 serving

Preparation Time 5 Mins

Lentil cook time:20 mins


1/2 cup Boiled Toor Dal  (Wash and cook 1/2 cup of dal in 1 and 1/4 cup of water in a pressure cooker on medium flame for 4-5 whistles).Allow the pressure cooker to cool completely before opening the lid.

5 Garlic cloves sliced

1/2 tbsp tomato paste(optional)

1/2 tbsp cumin seed

1 tsp finely chopped coriander/cilantro leaves

1/2 tbsp red chilli powder

1/2 tbsp Ghee(clarified butter)

Pinch of asafoetida/hing


  • Heat a pan with ghee ,add cumin seeds allow them to splutter.
  • Now add garlic ,hing and fry for a min.Then add  tomato paste,red chili powder,coriander leaves, dal and bring it to a boil and serve hot with rice and Indian flat breads.

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