If you follow me over on @thechutneylife, you know I don’t eat a ton of traditional Gujarati food like rotli, shaak etc. but there are a few things I make an exception for- like my mom’s dal fry. Actually, I’m not even sure if it’s considered “traditional” (it’s very different than gujarati dal) but it’s one of those comfort meals that I crave from time to time so over the last few months I’ve been working on getting my mom’s recipe just right. I watched her make it a few times and then made it a few times myself and now it’s finally good enough to share with YOU ! I’m so excited for this recipe because I honestly think it turned out better than my mom’s (luckily she won’t be reading this and even if she did, she’d probably just be super proud! lol).
I’ve used my Instant Pot to pressure cook the toor dal in this recipe, which is the first step, but you could also use a traditional pressure cooker to cook the dal. It tastes great with a side of sliced raw onions (pinch of salt, cumin, chili powder and squeeze of lime) and some Jeera Rice or plain rice! I hope you enjoy it and if you do make it, please be sure to tag me over on @thechutneylife so I can see all of your creations!