Dal Fry has many names like dal tadka, peeli dal and even dhabe wale dal. This dal fry recipe has been around for many decades and one of the most popular vegetarian food dishes that people love around India. Dal fry has many versions but the basic tamatar and pyaz ka tadka are the backbones of this dal recipe. Dal fry is spicy, tangy and creamy. It is made with toor or arhar daal which is also known as pigeon peas, lots of spices, oil, tomato, onion, garlic, green chillies and a special ingredient which is heeng or asafeotida without which the daal would not taste like the one you get at dhabas. Dal fry is best-enjoyed piping hot with tandoori roti or tawa roti along with fresh green chillies, lemon and onion.