Dal fry is one of the delicious side dish for chapati. It is a good side dish even for veg pulo/fried rice. A best choice for any partys where even the children like to have this.

Dhal Fry

Moong dal1 Cup
Red Chili Powder1 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Garam Masala1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds1 teaspoon
Cumin Powder1 Teaspoon
Corainder Powder1 teaspoon
Oil2 teaspoon
Chopped Ginger2 teaspoon
Coriander Leavesfew

  • Soak the moong dal in water for 4 hours. Drain the water after 4 hours and add chopped ginger and pressure cook the dal with a pinch of turmeric and allow for 3 whistles.
  • After the dal is cooked, take it in a bowl and smash the dal finely and keep it aside
  • Extract the lemon juice and keep it aside
  • Finely chop the onion and keep it aside
  • Chop the tomatoes to square size pieces and keep it aside
  • Heat the oil in the pan, add cumin seeds, when the cumin seeds starts to sputter, add chopped onion
  • Fry for a while till the onion turns transparent
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes and fry for sometime till it is cooked
  • Now add garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt and mix well
  • To this add smashed dal and add water to make a proper consistency
  • When the dal starts to boil, remove from flame and add the lemon juice
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. The yummy dal fry is ready for serving with Roti/Chapati/rice.
Dhal Fry

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  1. Excellent, easy to make recipe. I was looking for a south indian style kurma recipe for a long time. Thanks for sharing, sounds like it is yummy.