Thursday, 20 December 2012

Dal Fry

This is one dish which goes very well with rice as well as roti and pretty easy to make.  This is a healthy dish and also guilt free and one which appears for sure in the north Indian thali.

Toor dal -  100 grams
Onions – 30 grams
Tomatoes – 20 grams
Ginger/Garlic paste – 10 grams
Green chilly – 1 no
Coriander leaves – few
Salt and turmeric powder – to taste

To temper:
Oil – 10 grams
Mustard – 5 grams
Red chilly flakes – 5 grams
Cumin seeds – 2 grams
Curry leaves – few


  • Pressure cook the toor dal with salt, turmeric powder and slit green chilly.
  • Finely chop the onions and tomatoes.
  • In a kadai pour oil and add mustard.
  • Once mustard splutters add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and red chilly flakes. Fry for about a minute.
  • Add the chopped onions and ginger/garlic paste. Fry until the onions  are translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes. Add required amount of salt. Sprinkle a little water. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the cooked toor dal. Mix well. Adjust the gravy consistency with water if required.
  • Allow the dal to boil. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Dal fry is ready!!! Serve with chapathi, phulka, rotis, parathas or plain rice.

Linking this post to Jaleela's bachelors-feast, spicenflavours Event, cooking good food only side dishes, nivedhan's hws-ginger who is guest hosting syf-cook-with-spices-series


  1. Thanks for sending this yummy ginger recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...
    Please add the link to Anu's page also..
    Ongoing Event - Mission - Breakfast

    1. Thanks, Sowmya,

      I have added the link to ANU's page