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Moong Dal Fry | Indian Dal Recipe

Quick and Easy Moong Dal Fry Recipe.
Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3
Author Geetanjali Kolvekar Saini


  • 1 ¼ Cup Yellow Moong Dal.
  • 1 Big Finely Chopped Onion.
  • 1 Medium Finely Chopped Tomato.
  • 2 Slit Red Ripe Chillies.
  • 2 Round Dried Red Chillies.
  • 1 tsp Crushed Ginger-Garlic-Chilli Paste.
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds.
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder.
  • ½ tsp Coriander Powder.
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds.
  • ½ tbsp Lemon Juice.
  • 3 tsp Oil or Butter.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Coriander Leaves and Kasuri Methi for Garnishing.


  • First of all pressure cooker moong dal for 2-3 whistles until it completely cooked then mash it and make creamy and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, slit red chillies, round red chillies, garlic ginger chilli paste and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add chopped onions and saute till it gets transparent then add tomatoes and saute till get cooked keep stir in between.
  • Now add cooked moong dal and mix well, add salt, turmeric powder and coriander powder, mix well.
  • Now add 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on medium flame until dal get thick, now add coriander leaves and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Now remove from flame add Kasuri methi, lemon juice and mix well, serve the delicious hot moong dal fry with roti or steamed rice and enjoy.