moong dal fry recipe

Dal fry recipe, Moong dal fry

Dal fry  is an easy and quick to make comforting side dish prepared by adding mashed dal to flavorful tempered onion tomato mixture. Dal fry is traditionally made with toor dal/ tuvar dal and sometimes mixed with moong dal and masoor dal, but I have prepared this dal fry with moong dal only still tastes delish just like the traditional one. This dal fry goes very well with  recipes like Naan, Phulka or Jeera rice.  This is one such healthy recipe made with dals and does not require much time to prepare or ingredients so during this lockdown situation this recipe could be useful. So let’s get to the making!

dal fry recipeYou may be interested in other recipes below:

Dal fry recipe, Moong dal fry
Serves 4
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Moong dal- ½ cup
  2. 2. Water – 1 ½ cups
  3. 3. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
To temper
  1. 1. Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  2. 2. Tomato – 1 (finely chopped)
  3. 3. Ginger – 1 tsp (chopped)
  4. 4. Green chili – 1 or 2 (finely chopped)
  5. 5. Curry leaves – few
  6. 6. Cilantro/ Coriander – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  7. 7. Red chili powder – ¼ to ½ tsp
  8. 8. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  9. 9. Cumin / Jeera powder – ¼ to ½ tsp
  10. 10. Kasuri methi – 1 tsp (optional)
  11. 11. Dry red chili – 1
  12. 12. Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  13. 13. Cumin seeds/ Jeera – ½ tsp
  14. 14. Hing – few pinches
  15. 15. Oil/ Ghee – 1 tbsp
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Wash moong dal. In a pressure cooker add washed moong dal, 1 to 1 ½ cups of water and turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 4 whistles or until dal is cooked to mashy consistency. (Sorry forgot to take picture of the mashed dal) Keep mashed dal aside.
  2. Now heat oil in a wide pan/ kadai to it add mustard seeds, when it splutters add cumin seeds when it crackles add hing, chopped ginger, garlic , onion, curry leaves and green chili. Saute well until aromatic and onions turn translucent in color.
  3. Now to the sauteed onions add turmeric powder, red chili powder and cumin powder. Saute for few seconds only because the dry powder will get burnt fast.
  4. Now add chopped tomatoes and saute well until mushy.
  5. Now to the onion tomato mixture add mashed dal, kasuri methi and 1 cup water. Mix well. You can add required any mount of water to get dal fry consistency. Allow the mixture to boil well, when everything looks combined add chopped cilantro and put off the flame. Serve it hot with roti or rice.
Sandhya's recipes https://www.sandyathome.com/

How to make dal fry with step by step images


dal fry

  1. Wash moong dal. In a pressure cooker add washed moong dal, 1 to 1 ½ cups of water and turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 4 whistles or until dal is cooked to mashy consistency. (Sorry forgot to take picture of the mashed dal) Keep mashed dal aside.
    dal fry
  2. Now heat oil in a wide pan/ kadai to it add mustard seeds, when it splutters add cumin seeds when it crackles add hing, chopped ginger, garlic , onion, curry leaves and green chili. Saute well until aromatic and onions turn translucent in color. Now to the sauteed onions add turmeric powder, red chili powder and cumin powder. Saute for few seconds only because the dry powder will get burnt fast.
    dal fry
  3. Now add chopped tomatoes and saute well until mushy.
    dal fry
  4. Now to the onion tomato mixture add mashed dal, kasuri methi and 1 cup water. Mix well. You can add required any mount of water to get dal fry consistency. Allow the mixture to boil well, when everything looks combined add chopped cilantro and put off the flame. Serve it hot with roti or rice.
    dal fry

 

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*