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Yellow Dal Fry  Recipe

Simple and great tasting is all that can be said about this excellent dish.

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Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Yellow Dal Fry

Main Ingredients

Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Ghee




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal)
    1 cup
  • Ghee
    4 tablespoons
  • Onion finely chopped
    1 medium
  • Garlic finely chopped
    3 cloves
  • Turmeric powder
    3/4 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Dry mango powder (amchur)
    1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat half of the ghee in a pan. Add half of the chopped onion and garlic and sauté till golden.

Step 2

Add turmeric powder, dal, two cups of water and salt to taste. Stir and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for twenty minutes.

Step 3

Add mango powder and simmer for another fifteen minutes.

Step 4

Heat the remaining ghee in another pan. Add cumin seeds. When they begin to change colour add the remaining onion and garlic and sauté till pink.

Step 5

Add red chilli powder and sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 6

Add this seasoning to the dal, simmer for two minutes and remove from heat. Serve hot.

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