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Dal Fry Recipe

krishnakumari m
15 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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An awesome combination of assorted rice served with delicious lentil curry. Yes it so heavenly. Presenting the ultimate side dish, Dal Fry Recipe

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Punjabi
  • Simmering
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Toor dal 1/4 cup
  2. Moong dal 1/4 cup
  3. Chana dal 2 tbsp
  4. Green Chillies (Optional) 2 Slit lengthwise
  5. onions 1 finely chopped
  6. tomato 1 finely chopped
  7. ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
  8. dhania Powder 1 tsp
  9. Garam masala Powder 1/2 tsp
  10. chilli Powder 1 tsp
  11. Kasuri Methi (Dried fenugreek Leaves) 1/4 cup
  12. Finely Chopped coriander 1/4 cup
  13. lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp
  14. salt as per taste
  15. Oil/Ghee 1 1/2 tbsp
  16. Mustard seeds 1 tsp
  17. cumin seeds 1 tsp
  18. Red chillies 2
  19. asafoetida a pinch


  1. Combine all the lentils and wash them well, pour sufficient quantity of water and pressure cook along with green chillies for 2-3 whistles until they are soft.
  2. When the pressure settles, open the lid, mash the lentils and keep aside.
  3. In a vessel heat oil/ghee and add in mustard and cumin seeds followed by red chillies and asafoetida.
  4. Add chopped onions and fry until they are half done.
  5. Now add in Ginger Garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes away.
  6. Add chopped tomatoes and add in until they are soft.
  7. Now add dhania powder, garam masala powder, chilli powder, salt and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add in the mashed dal along with water to attain the required consistency.
  9. When the dal comes to a boil, add kasuri methi and chopped coriander.
  10. Turn off the stove and add in lemon juice and mix well.
  11. Serve this delicious dal fry with jeera rice.

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Ishita Halder
Ishita Halder   Aug-09-2018

Swati Rani Gupta
Swati Rani Gupta   Feb-08-2017

Thank u ..its v tasty..

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