Dal Fry


dal fry

Dal Fry is spicy lentil soup cooked with yellow lentils and indian spices.

This goes well with any indian bread and rice.


  1.  Toor dal – 1cup
  2.  Turmeric powder – 1tsp
  3.  Tamarind water – 1tsp
  4.  Red chilly powder – 1tsp
  5.  Green chillies – 2
  6.  Cumin powder – 1/2tsp
  7.  Coriander powder – 1/2tsp
  8.  Mustard seeds – 1tsp
  9.  Urad dal – 1tsp
  10.  Dry red chilles – 2
  11.  Curry leaves – 6- 7
  12.  Coriander leaves(chopped)-2tsp
  13.  Tomato[chopped] – 1(large)
  14.  Onion[ chopped] – 1(large)
  15.  Garlic cloves – 3to 4
  16.  Oil  -1tsp
  17.  Salt to taste



  • Pressure cook the dal with salt, turmeric and chilly powder .

  • In a pan take mustard,urad dal red chilly, green chilli pieces, curry leaves and oil and wait till it splutters.

  • Then add chopped onions and saute them till they turn transparent.

  • Now add tomatoes and cook till it becomes very soft.

  • Now add all the cooked dal and remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

  • Let it simmer and cook for an additional 10 mins.

  • Garnish with coriander leaves in the end.

  • Serve hot with plain rice or roti.



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