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Dal Fry

By: Anjali of Thane, IN

Yellow mung dal

Filed in Dals and Soups

Serves 4 people

delicious and easy to make quick to serve with chapati or rice


  • 1 cup Yellow mung dal
  • 1 cup Chopped onion
  • 1 cup Tomatoes fine (chopped)
  • 4 tsp Garlic chopped
  • 2 tsp Ginger (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Green chillies (chopped)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Red chilly powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Coriander powder
  • Cumin seeds(Jeera)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped for garnishing


  1. put 4 tbsp oil in a cooker as oil heats add jeera to it as jeera turns brown add onion to it.
  2. When onion turns golden brown, add tomatoes, all the spices, ginger, garlic, green chillies to it.
  3. Tthen keep it 5-10 mins on slow flame, as tomatoes turn soft and the mix well and oil comes on their sides add dal to it.
  4. Add water as per the consistency required
  5. Close the lid of the cooker and after 3-4 whistles keep it on slow flame for 5-10 mins.
  6. After your dal is ready add coriander leaves and garam masala to it and serve hot
  7. Delicious dal is ready to serve

Latest Comments

By shirin on 12/22/2011 2:00:00 PM

bcoz it gives nice smell of that garam masala as u open pot to serve.

By Larissa on 4/13/2009 5:13:00 AM

why do we put Garam Masala AFTER the Dal is ready?? I need a reply, anybody!

By Ashwin on 4/8/2009 9:19:00 PM

to Preeti, guess u did not read the receipe carefully, I always do that too !!!!!!!!!!!1

By geeta on 1/5/2009 2:20:00 AM

hey today i will try for my hubby,surely it will turn him on.thanx

By preeti on 8/13/2008 12:07:00 AM

hell !! when am i supposed to add dal ??

By Lyn on 5/21/2008 12:27:00 PM

I have never been able to make a good dal fry. I tried your recipe and it turned out so yummy. I really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!!!

By sameer on 1/30/2008 12:29:00 AM

hey,anjali i tryid ur recipe it was good.thanx

By Hanish on 8/17/2007 8:19:00 AM

Fantastic and really easy to make. Please try this out.


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