Dal Fry Recipe

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Dal Fry
Black Masoor Dal – 1/4 cup, soaked for an hour or two
Yellow Moong Dal – 1/4 cup, soaked for an hour or two
Onion – 1, small, finely chopped
Tomato – 1, cubed
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Green Chillies – 1, slit lengthwise
Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1/2 tblsp
Jeera Powder – 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Butter as required
Fresh Cream – 1/2 tblsp, for garnishing
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Coriander Leaves – few, chopped
Salt as per taste


1. Pressure cook the dals with ginger garlic paste in a pan till one or two whistles.
2. Mash well and keep aside.
3. Heat butter in a pan over medium flame.
4. Fry the cumin seeds, green chillies and onions for 2 minutes.
5. Add the tomatoes and stir for a minute.
6. Add the masala powders and salt.
7. Mix well.
8. Now add the mashed dal and simmer for a few minutes.
9. Remove the pan from flame.
10. Add the lemon juice and transfer to a serving bowl.
11. Garnish with coriander leaves and fresh cream.
12. Serve hot.

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18 thoughts on “Dal Fry

  1. MAMTA said on September 4, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I LOVED IT AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Nivedita said on November 15, 2011 at 11:03 am

    keep it up

  3. aruna said on January 31, 2011 at 4:33 am


  4. Shahid said on November 8, 2010 at 5:03 am

    good recipe…but try using very little coriander seeds or don’t use as their taste may overcome other spices or maybe i used more than perscribed in recipe while cooking…and use ginger garlich paste instead of garlic…rest good

  5. seetha said on October 31, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Can you please send me the crispy fried dhal recipe. Thanks

  6. AMRITA said on July 25, 2010 at 6:36 am


  7. vishal said on May 29, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    yesssssss it luks realy nice…..

  8. rashmi karode said on May 15, 2010 at 3:26 am

    good one

  9. rashmi karode said on May 15, 2010 at 3:26 am

    good one

  10. Monisha said on March 17, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Good & Faster Way TO Prepare I Would Try tHIS .

  11. ashar said on December 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    this looks yuuuummmyyyyyy!!!!

  12. Manoj said on December 26, 2009 at 11:15 am

    ashish… we are new learners thats why come online to learn… u don’t have ny rights to say bad words…

  13. ashish said on November 29, 2009 at 6:11 am

    add salt jsut after the turmeric, duffer.

  14. Sumathi Dhokia said on November 12, 2009 at 1:46 am

    What about salt

  15. ishrath said on October 29, 2009 at 6:02 am

    u can put turmeric n salt just b4 u had the dal mixture to it…..

  16. Nitin said on October 24, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Sorry for sounding foolish… But where and when to put turmeric powder and salt???

  17. Sandy said on August 29, 2009 at 4:49 am

    hi, try using Ginger Garlic paste in place of Chopped Garlic etc. It will give you a delightful aroma.



  18. harini said on August 23, 2009 at 1:27 am

    iam not getting the aroma of dal fry. pl help

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