Dal Fry

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If you happen to be in the state of Uttar Pradesh you will find dal fry made of whole masoor dal or masoor chilka. Have it once in some highway dhaba you will be in love with this dal . here is how you can made it at home also like those dhabas..
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Prep Time4 hours
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time4 hours 30 minutes
Recipe Cuisine Type: North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 2


  • 1 cup Masoor Dal or masoor, or masoor whole chilka masoor sabit masoor
  • 1 Onion medium finally chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Tomato finally chopped medium
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • red chili powder lal powder as per taste
  • 1 Tez Patta 1 tez patta
  • 1 Cardamom or badi badi
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter or ghee ghee
  • 5 pods Garlic
  • 1 Whole red chilli
  • 1/4 tsp Jeera
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 3 slice Mango dry aam ki sookhi khatai


  • Pick any stones, wash & soak masoor dal for 4 hours.
  • In a pressure cooker put soaked dal with 2cups of water, dry mango slice salt . Cook on high flame till first whistle . lower the flame & cook for 4 more whistle. Switch off the flame. Let pressure release. Open lid & mash dal a little with a laddle
  • FIRST TADKA: Heat a pan/wok. Add 2 tbsp oil. Add tez patta & badi elaichi. Add onion & fry till golden brown. Add ginger garlic Paste & tomatoes.Mix well
  • Add masala powders[ dhania haldi garam masala chili hing]. Add some salt. Add some water to avaoid masala to burn. Fry till it starts leaving the sides of pan/wok.
  • Now mix boiled dal in this & adjust the consistency by adding water if needed. Bring it to boil on medium flame. Swich off the flame & cover dal
  • FOR the SECOND TADKA: Heat a tadka pan, add ghee/ butter & immediately add jeera garlic & whole red chilli. the moment garlic turns brown immediately pour this tadka in dal & cover. Open the lid after 10 min. Mix well
  • Serve hot with rice.
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Recipe Notes

  • Masoor dal takes time to cook so pressure cooking is better.
  • Don’t heat ghee or butter too much it gets burnt.

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Tanu Nigam
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