Dal Fry Recipe

Simple Dal Fry Recipe

How to make Dal Fry

Dal FryDal Fry is a popular and staple Indian recipe that can be made with toor dal ( pigeon pea lentils), moong dal, chana dal, masoor dal or even mixed dal. Here I have made it using, moong dal, tomatoes, onion, garlic and green chillies. It goes well with steamed rice, jeera rice and roti.

Dal Fry Recipe

Cooking instructions with step by step pictures

Dry roast the moong dal till it turns aromatic, wash thoroughly and soak in water for 10 mins. Meanwhile chop onions, tomatoes and peel garlic.

In a pressure cooker add soaked moong dal, tomatoes, garlic, 1 green chilli, turmeric powder, castor oil and 1 ½ cups of water.

Cook on high flame for 3 whistles and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

While the pressure releases, open the pressure cooker and mash the dal thoroughly.

In a pan heat 2 tbsp of ghee, add the ingredients to temper.

Then add onions and green chillies and saute till onions turn translucent.

Add asafoetida and required salt.

Once the onions are cooked, add the dal.

Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves .

Serve hot.

I have kept this recipe simple by just adding green chillies for the heat. You can also add red chillies, red chilli powder and garam masala to make dhaba style dal fry. 

Dal fry recipe

Simple Dal Fry Recipe

Dal Fry is a popular and staple Indian recipe that can be made with toor dal ( pigeon pea lentils), moong dal, chana dal, masoor dal or even mixed dal.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 125 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup yellow split moong dal
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp castor oil
  • 4 green chillies
  • To temper
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp split urad dal
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Dry roast the moong dal till it turns aromatic, wash thoroughly and soak in water for 10 mins.
  • Meanwhile chop onions, tomatoes and peel garlic.
  • In a pressure cooker add soaked moong dal, tomatoes, garlic, 1 green chilli, turmeric powder, castor oil and 1 ½ cups of water. Cook on high flame for 3 whistles and simmer for 10 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • While the pressure releases, in a pan heat 2 tbsp of ghee, add the ingredients to temper.
  • Then add onions and green chillies and saute till onions turn translucent.
  • Once the onions are cooked, transfer the tadka mixture into the pressure cooker containing dal.
  • Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Notes

I have kept this recipe simple by just adding green chillies for the heat. You can also add red chillies, red chilli powder and garam masala to make dhaba style dal fry. 
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