Remember all your favourite road trips? The gentle morning breeze kissing your cheeks, a perfectly curated playlist, the endless chatter and the essential stop-overs at dhabas - there's something about the dhaba food that makes for a unique lip-smacking affair, wouldn't you agree? All of us have a special soft spot for certain dhaba delicacies, sometimes it is the toothsome stuffed naan, at times it is the melt-in-your moth malai kofta. One such dhaba essential is a dal-fry. We have all lapped it up with our buttery naans and licked our plates clean. And at some point, we have all wondered about all those secret ingredients that make their dal so different from the one we have at home.
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This delicious recipe by Mumbai-based YouTuber, Alpa Modi, on her channel 'Something's cooking with Alpa' is packed with tantalising Punjabi flavours. You can prepare it for any special get-together at home, and it is sure to be a show stealer. In fact, if you are planning to put together a North Indian spread, this yummy dal fry recipe is one eclectic dish that will be a hit among both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Made with the goodness of toor dal, mung dal tossed in a tadka of onions, tomatoes, green chillies, cumin seeds, haldi, Kashmiri red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and dhaniya - this wholesome dal preparation goes best with all naans, roti, and kulchas. You can also team them with piping hot rice for a sumptuous experience.
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Here's How You Can Make Restaurant Style Dal Fry At Home: