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Dal fry

By: prathima of Bangalore, IN

Filed in Dals and Soups

Serves 4 people

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easy to make takes less time to make & not very spicy with the masalas that usually are used in north indian cooking sober dal but very tasty can be given to anybody.


  • 1 cup Toor dal
  • 1 cup Moong dal
  • 1 cup Bengal gram dal
  • Salt as per taste
  • 5 Onions (chopped)
  • 3 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 5 Green chillies (chopped or slit)
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 2 pinches Hing
  • 4 tsp Ghee
  • 3 tsp Butter [optional]
  • 1 bunch Curry leaves
  • 1 small bunch Coriander (chopped)
  • 2' pieces Ginger (grated finely)
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar


  1. In a vessel take all the dals & wash then cook in the pressure cooker with a pinch of turmeric & ghee.
  2. Then in another pan add oil mustard, jeera, turmeric, curry leaves, hing, ginger and the chopped green chillies
  3. Fry until the aroma comes then add the chopped onion to it add salt and sugar fry until the onions are golden brown in color.
  4. Then add the chopped tomatoes fry until the tomatoes become pulpy.
  5. In another pan take the cooked dals & beat them lightly until it is completely into a smooth dal paste.
  6. Now add the red chilli powder to the onion tomato mixture fry for 2 minutes
  7. Add the beaten dal mixture to the onion mixture & mix well and cook for 2 mins more then turn off add the chopped coriander to it.
  8. If using butter do add it while serving. Better if served hot

Latest Comments

By jean chaurasia on 7/25/2011 10:48:00 AM

This was good and very tasty. Thanks

By Shankar Shrestha on 9/14/2010 3:19:00 PM

I made it today, awesome, delicious! better not to use mustard powder

By Lydia Veigas on 12/17/2009 2:48:00 AM

Thank you very much, it was tasty.

By pallavi on 11/16/2009 3:42:00 AM

i made it yesterday, n was excellent. my husband said it tastes just like as in restaurants :) thanks Prathima.

By udhaya on 7/26/2009 11:38:00 PM

hi pratima the dal was excellent and easy 2222222222

By sucheta on 8/21/2008 6:18:00 AM

hey prathima thnx so much for this delicious dal fry...i tried it...u wont believe......everybody loved it.so thnx to u

By Cathy on 8/5/2008 3:35:00 AM

Pratima, this recipe was absolutely authentic. Didn't think I was capable of making something so delicious. I have to say it tasted more like sambhar as I accidentally used a teaspoon of coriander powder too. I will make this again and again. Thanks for a lovely recipe


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