Dal is a simple Indian dish that can be made using many different types of dal. The dish usually consists of some type of lentil, vegetable, and spices to provide seasoning. It’s typically eaten on the side with roti or rice as a complete meal but also can be served as a soup that makes for a great lunch.
If you want to know how to make dal curry without pressure cooker, here is the answer.
In this article, I will walk you through the process of making a dal curry without a pressure cooker.
Hotel Style Dal Curry
If you want to make a delicious dal curry without using a pressure cooker, you can follow this simple recipe. First, heat some oil in a pan and add the chopped onions. Fry the onions until they are golden brown and then add the ginger and garlic. Fry for a few more minutes and then add the spices (cumin, turmeric, chili powder, coriander). Fry for a minute or two and then add the washed lentils. Add enough water to cover the lentils and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the lentils are cooked through. Add more water if needed. Once the lentils are cooked, add the chopped tomatoes and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft. Finally, add the garam masala powder and salt to taste. Serve hot with steamed rice or rotis.
Mummy Style Dal Curry
Dal, also known as lentils, is a staple in Indian cuisine. There are many different ways to make dal curry, but this recipe is a pressure-free method that does not require a pressure cooker. This dish can be made with any type of lentil, but the most common variety used is channa dal, or split chickpeas. Dal curry is typically served with rice or roti (flatbread), and it can be made as spicy or mild as you like.
To make mummy style dal curry, first soak the lentils in water for at least 6 hours, or overnight if possible. Drain and rinse the soaked lentils, then place them in a large pot with 3 cups of water. Bring the lentils to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
After 30 minutes, add the spices: 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (optional), and salt to taste. Stir well and continue cooking on low heat for another 15 minutes.
Now it’s time to add the flavorings: 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, and 1 cup coconut milk (or any other milk/cream). Stir well and let the curry simmer for another 5-10 minutes until all the flavors have melded together. Serve hot with rice or roti.
How to Make Dal Curry Without Pressure Cooker ?
If you don’t have a pressure cooker, don’t worry! You can still make a delicious dal curry using a regular pot. Here’s how:
- Soak the dal in water for 30 minutes.
- In a pot, heat oil and add the soaked dal.
- Stir fry for a few minutes, then add the spices (cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt).
- Add water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the dal is cooked through.
- Lastly, add the coconut milk and simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve hot with rice or roti.