Feb 17, 2013

Mixed Dal Fry

Mixed  Dal Fry - A  less spicy tasty dal, made of masoor dal (pink color dal),  tur dal and green gram dal.  Best with rice / rotis / puri / parathas ..

Serves: 3


For dal:

1/4 cup (50 ml) masoor dal (pink color dal)

¼ cup (50 ml) tur dal

¼ cup (50 ml) moong dal (split gram dal – yellow color)

3 cups (300 ml) water

½ teaspoon turmeric powder

½ teaspoon oil


Wash and clean dal. Soak in 3 cups of water for 15 minutes and boil in pressure cooker with its soaking water, turmeric powder and oil until done and soft (Switch off the heat on high after 3 rd whistle and allow the cooker to cool naturally). Open the lid.

Final preparation:


1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)

1 onion. finely sliced

1 green chilli, slit lengthwise

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

Boiled dal

Extra  ¼ cup (50 ml) hot water

½ to ¾  teaspoon salt (or to taste)


Heat oil in a kadai / pan.  Add jeera and fry on a low heat for 1 minute until fragrant. Add finely sliced onions and fry till golden color on a medium to low heat.

Add slit green chilli and fry on a low heat for 1 minute.

Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Stir well on a low heat for 1 minute until well combined with onions  and raw small goes.

Add boiled dal  and salt to taste. If the dal is too thick in consistency, adjust with extra ¼ cup hot water. 

Dal should be of pouring consistency / medium thick. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 – 12 minutes or until done and dal slightly thickens. Serve with Rice / Rotis / Puri .. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.

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