Dal fry

Recipe by prathima of Bangalore, IN

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.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 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


    jean chaurasia

    This was good and very tasty. Thanks

    Shankar Shrestha

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

    Lydia Veigas

    Thank you very much, it was tasty.


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


    hi pratima the dal was excellent and easy 2222222222


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


    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