How to make Dal Fry -

Dhuli mooong dal with a spicy tempering.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Renjini Selvan.

Main Ingredients : Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) (मूंगदाल धुली), Turmeric powder (हल्दी का पावडर)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

For more recipes related to Dal Fry checkout Palakwali Moong, Jain Moong Ni Kadhi. You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Sprouted Moong Kadhi Aam Kadhi (Fajeto) Jain Cholay Rajma Dal Dahi aur Jowar ki Kadhi

Dal Fry

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 6

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Fry Recipe

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 250 grams

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli finely chopped 4

  • coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup


Step 1

Cook green gram with turmeric powder and salt. Mash and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add cumin seeds.

Step 3

Once they splutter, add onion, ginger, garlic and green chiillies. Sauté till onions are golden brown.

Step 4

Add cooked dal. Add sufficient water to adjust the consistency of the dal.

Step 5

Simmer for fifteen minutes. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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