Dal fry recipe | Split green gram dal recipe | Moong dal fry recipe

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An Indian meal with out this delicious tadkewali dal is incomplete. Moong dal or  lentils tempered with onion, curry leaves, redchillies sautéed in plenty of ghee. Just the aroma of the tadka builds your appetite,so whether you are having with rice, parathas or idyappam (rice noodles). 

Dal fry restaurant stylerecipe with step by step photos_ dal fry is another popular delicious Indian dal or lentils recipe. This dal fry recipe taste more like what is served in restaurants.

In a pressure cooker add Moong dal, onions, garlic, green chillies, Cumin seeds and Turmeric powder.

Add chopped tomatoes and pour water to pressure cook.
Only 2_3whistle is enough for the dal to be done. As pressure drops remove the lid add salt and tamarind pulp.

FOR TADKA: In a separate kadai heat oil or Ghee add mustard seeds once it crackle add curry leaves, whole red chilli, onions saute till onions turns golden brown.

Once the onions turns golden brown add dal to the tadka. Let it boil for few minutes. Dal fry is ready.


Ingredients :
Moong dal (split green gram dal)  3/4 cup 
Onions 1 
Tomatoes 2
Turmeric powder 1 tsp 
Salt as needed 
Cumin  powder 1 tsp 
Greenchillies 2
Garlic cloves 3_4
Tamarind pulp 1tsp
FOR TADKA :
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1/2tsp
Curry leaves  10_12
Small onion sliced 1
Whole red chilli 1/2
Oil 1 tbsp 
Ghee 1 tbsp 
Instructions :

  • Rinse the lentils in water for a couple of times. 
  • Then add the lentils in a pressure cooker. Add garlic cloves, green chillies, sliced onions, Cumin powder, chopped tomatoes and Turmeric powder. 
  • Add 1.5cups of water pressure cook the lentils on a medium flame with 2_3 whistles. 
  • As a pressure drops remove the lid. Once the dal is cooked,add salt and tamarind pulp  then mash the dal lightly with a wired whisk or with a spoon keep aside. 
  • Making dal fry recipe:


  • In another pan heat oil or Ghee or unsalted butter add mustard seeds and let them splitter. 
  • When you hear the solution spluttering  sound of the mustard seed add Cumin and curry leaves, whole red chilli fry them. 
  • Add the onions fry them till they become transparent or light brown. 
  • Now add the mash dal stir well. 
  • Keep the dal medium consistency if you prefer. Making it thin will spoil the taste. 
  • You can Garnish the dal fry with some coriander leaves while serving. 
  • Serve dal fry with steamed rice, parathas. Dal fry also goes well with idyapam(rice noodles). 

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