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Monday, December 20, 2010

Dal Fry

Dal Fry and Jeera rice are my family favorite meal. Whenever all my family members get to gather, all of them want dal fry. It is quick to make so we can spend more time playing cards, board games, gossips, laughs, and talks :))) Its best for cold winters as it can be cooked to be very spicy. I guess in every home they have their own dal fry recipe and I am sharing mine here.


  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 1/4 cup Chana Dal
  • 1/8 cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • Lemon Jiuce
  • Pinch Of Hing
  • Salt to taste
  • Scallion, chopped

-- For Dal Fry Masala

  • 1 Big Onion, chopped
  • 2 Medium Tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1-2 Green Chilli, chopped
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Dhania-Jeera Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 6-7 Curry Leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Fenugreek Seeds, cracked


1. Soak all the dals together for 5-6 hour. Pressure cook it until they become soft.

2. Heat oil in sauce pan, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle, then add cracked fenugreek seeds, curry leaves.

3. Add onion, ginger paste, garlic paste, green chilli, and little salt. Cook them on medium heat until they become soft.

4. Add tomatoes, red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, dhania-jeera powder, and 1 tbsp water.

5. Mix well, cover pan with lid, and cook this masala on medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes or until onion and tomatoes are cooked.

6. When you see oil and ghee start to get separated on the surface, add cooked dal, and stir it lightly. Also add 1 cup of water and mix them well.

6. Adjust salt and add lemon juice. Bring it to boil, and cook for another 5 minutes on medium heat.

7. Garnish with chopped scallions and serve piping hot.


Tips :-

1. Drizzle few drops of mango pickle oil while serving dal in bowl.

2. You can freeze this masala for 6-7 days in freezer.

3. Use 3-4 tbsp Dal Fry masala in pulav, or subjis.


Dear friend Jayanthy sharing this award with me, thanks you so much Jayanthy :)).

I want to share this award with all of you :)) Happy Holidays friends :))

Also Check out my upcoming posts..

Carrot Halwa Bar With Chocolate Ganache

Hot and Sour Asian Style Linguine



Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that dal looks very very tempting and so looking forward to your asian style linguini recipe :)

Pavithra said...

ABsolutely delicious Dhal Madhavi.. dal roti rice.. Mmmmm heaven.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looing forward for ur upcoming innovative posts...dal looks simply mouthwaering...

Panchpakwan said...

All time fav..perfect for this winter weather..I can have this delicious dal fry anytime!!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Dal looks great..any time comfort food for me. Looking forward to the mouthwatering posts.

Sayantani said...

dal looks so comforting and have a great space your collection.

kitchen queen said...

yummy and excellent dal to go with rotis and rice.

Priya said...

Wat a comforting and delicious dal fry..yummy..

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply delicious..

Hari Chandana said...

Looks perfect !!

Cham said...

Dhal is always awesome food, OMG ur carrot halwa looks like a piece of art!

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

That is a comy meal. I can't wait to see the carrot halwa bars. Very creative

aipi said...

Very yummy looking daal fry..carrot halwa bar sounds n looks fantastic :)

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Nostalgia said...

Looks great!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Dal fry looks sooooooooo yummy and tasty...I love it too with jeera rice !

Gulmohar said...

Comforting and tempting dal :-)

Swathi said...

Dal fry looks delicious and comforting.

Pushpa said...

Yummy dal fry,looks fantastic.

Indranee said...

I love dal are you doing Madhavi? Visited your blog after a long time...wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

there is an award waiting 4 u Madhvi:)

pooja said...

Very good recipe. My DH has become a big fan of this daal fry!

weirdcombos said...

This dal looks delicious. I always used red lentil to make my dals. I need to branch out a bit :)
Thanks for the beautiful recipe. Nice blog!