Yellow dal fry recipe, how to make moong dal fry restaurant style at home

Priya Joshi | Feb 16, 2017 | Be the first to comment!

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Yellow dal-fry-moong dal-fry recipe with step by step photos:- Yellow dal fry was quite unfamiliar recipe for me until i tried in a restaurant in pune.


I was very much impressed with this super simple yet flavorful protein rich recipe. Then i did my little research . I also tried this recipe several times at home and finally i am sharing my best result with you.This is very simple recipe.This moong dal recipe very light and easy to digest .

The original restaurant style recipe uses tomato paste or finaly chopped tomatoes.But somehow, i like to have tomato chunks in my dal recipes which is clearly visible in pictures as well.

The origin of the recipe is punjab As punjab has a wide varieties of dal /lentils recipes.  One of the most loving part of the punajbi lentil recipes is "preparing tadka". If you have a passion for cooking then you might have same feeling just like me.😀


This moong dal fry OR yellow dal fry recipe goes best with rice, jeera rice or roti. If you are a momy then ,You should go with this recipe.Avoid green chilies while preparing this moong dal for your kiddo.
I have shared gujarati moong dal version before on blog ,you can check HERE.

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Recipe Details for making Moong dal fry below:

  Recipe moong dal fry-how to make yellow dal fry

 Prep Time :10 min | Cook Time : 15 min | Total Time : 25 mins
Main Ingredient : Yellow moong dal | Serves : 2 cups [approx] | Cuisine : Punjabi,indian


  • 1 cup moong dal ,soaked
  • 2 cups water, to boil dal
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds(jeera)
  • a pinch of asafoetida(hing)
  • 2 tablespoon ginger-chili-garlic paste
  • 1 medium size tomato,chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 
  • fresh coriander for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoon ghee(clarified butter)
  1. Wash your moong dal in running water and put it in pressure cooker.
  2. Add 2 cups water in pressure cooker and allow to boil it for 3-4 whistles on medium flame.
  3. keep the dal aside.
  4. Heat ghee in kadai.
  5. Add cumins. When they crackle,add asafoetida(hing).
  6. Add ginger-chili-garlic paste and saute it for a while.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt.
  8. Mix it well. Cook the mixture until tomatoes are soften.
  9. Add boiled dal.
  10. Cook the mixture for 5-7 mins on medium flame.keep stirring.
  11. Garnish with coriander.
  12. Serve hot.

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