Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dal Fry Recipe-Moong Dal Fry

Dal is my comfort food and I can eat dal and rice or dal and roti even everyday. It is quick and easy to make and is a great accompaniment with any paratha, chapati and rice. Today we will learn how to make Dal fry for chapati and rice following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Dal Fry Recipe-Moong Dal Fry

Dal Fry Recipe-Moong Dal Fry

Dal Fry Recipe-Moong Dal Fry

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Moong Dal (yellow split) - 1/2 cup
   Onion - 1 medium size finely chopped
   Garlic - 4 finely chopped
   Green chilli -1 finely chopped
   Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
   Tomato - 1 finely chopped
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
   Salt to taste

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 1/2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
   Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp (optional)
   Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
   Red Chilli -1
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped


Wash and cook moong dal (pasi paruppu) with 1 1/2 cup of water and a pinch of turmeric powder until soft. Mash it well and keep it ready. You can either pressure cook or you can cook in a pan.

Finely chop onion, green chilli, ginger, garlic and tomatoes.

moong dal-cooked dal


Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, hing and curry leaves.

When jeera/cumin seeds sizzle, add finely chopped onion, green chilli and garlic.

Saute until onions turn transparent or very light brown.

how to make dal

Then add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt needed and cook until tomatoes become soft.

Moong Dal Fry recipe

Then add the cooked dal, a cup of water and bring it to boil. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat and cook simmered for 5-6 minutes. Check for salt. You may adjust the thickness of the dal by adding more or less water according to your personal preferences. I personally prefer it neither too thick nor thin.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, parathas or rice.

how to make dal fry

Note - Have it with hot steamed rice topped with ghee or serve piping hot with chapatis or parathas.

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  1. Thank you so much. I am going to prepare this right now.

  2. It's my favourite too - I can survive with chapati dal, rice and curd . Tried it out it came out with a heavenly taste as if I ordered from a restaurant ... Thank you for the recipe

  3. Good one...thank u for the tasty receipe

  4. Great Job, Please keep posted this type of good recepies..

  5. How do i cook moong dal? do we have to add some water?

    1. Of course, you have to add water. For half cup, you can add 1 1/2 cup of water.I will update it.

  6. I don’t have pressure cooker can we cook dal on stove top ?

    1. Yes, you can cook dal in a pan but will take a longer time. Try soaking the dal in hot water for 30 minutes before cooking.

  7. can we use ginger-garlic paste instead of adding separately?

  8. Glad I found this site. My wife on a trip to India and I am managing the cooking for me and my son. All recipes in this site are simple to make and good to eat. Thanks Pahdu



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