Dal Fry


Dal Fry

Dal Fry

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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This dal fry dish is a traditional home style recipe from Manoj Pasad who lives in mumbai, the dish has layers of flavor.


5 handfuls of toor dal (pigeon peas) soaked for 3 hrs in water
You can also mix 3 to 4 different dal like tur dal, masoor dal, chana dal, moong dal
3 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
fresh ginger – same amount as garlic
2 fresh green chillies, more or less depending on taste
1 tsp mustard Seeds
1 tsp cumin Seeds
¼ tsp Salt
2 small cinnamon stick chunks
¼ tsp chilli powder
¼ asafoetida
½ tsp coriander powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp garam masala
½ fresh lemon juice
6 cloves
2 whole fresh tomatoes
Fresh Coriander to your liking


  • add the rapeseed oil in to your cooking wok or pan, heat to a medium temperature.
  • add the mustard seeds & cumin seeds, turmeric powder, asafoetida, add the cloves & cinnamon pieces along with green chilli, ginger and garlic. cook slowly until they turn light brown, 2 minutes maximum,
  • add the onion and cook until onion turns pinkish in colour
  • add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook for 3 to 4 minutes
  • Before you start this procedure boil your tur dal for 7/8 minutes and keep it ready
  • add the boiled tur dal, add the chilli powder ,coriander powder & the garam masala powder, cook until fragrant. Add lime (lemon) juice to taste, cook until you get the right consistency adding water if needed.
  • add the fresh coriander


With cumin pilau rice and loads of ale, most of all “enjoy”








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