Dhaba Style Dal Fry is a protein rich and aromatic dal preparation that is very popular in the highway side restaurants known as Dhabas. The speciality of this Dhaba style dal fry is the amazing tempering or Tadka with Ghee along with onion, tomatoes, ginger, green chilli, garlic and some assorted spices.
Hence, it is spicy and robust and one of the best way to enjoy lunch or dinner if you want to break the monotony in your meals and replace your regular dal or kadhi with this amazing dal fry.
This dal is usually made with the combination of two dals - Toor dal and Chana dal, however you can also cook it with more variety of lentils like the Navratan Dal. Besides, Dhaba style dal fry is cooked slight ‘Thick’ and not like simple Dal Tadka what we usually cook in our homes. Hence, this dal not only tastes great with rice, but also goes perfect with chapatis due to its thick consistency.
The ‘Dhaba Culture' -
Did you know, Dhabas are basically small roadside restaurants or Tea Points especially located on highways in Punjab and other parts of North India. They generally serve the local ‘Food’ like Dal, Kadhi, Sabzi, Chapati, Rice and ‘Snacks’ like Bread- Omelet, Pakoda, Farsaan, Samosa etc. Though, there is nothing fancy in their setting or food, but most sell freshly made food that is good in taste and economic on the pockets too.
Since highways are always busy with trucks and travellers, hence these Dhabas get majority of customers from them. So while you are travelling on a highway, if you see a ‘Dhaba’ do not miss a chace to enjoy the food. It would be an experiance for you !