Daal, a very important food item in Indian households. And why shouldn’t it be, after all the plain simple daal is a powerhouse of proteins! A staple diet in almost all homes!

There are umpteen varieties of daal recipies, some plain and simple, some exotic, the list goes on……like Daali Toay, Daal Tadka, Paalak Daal, Moong Daal Fry, etc.

Here I am presenting a recipe of a particular daal fry which I have relished from a nearby restaurant for the last 21 years. How much ever I tried, I simply couldn’t crack their recipe. But just recently, when I just casually mixed certain daals and followed the restaurant’s tempering method, which I had understood long back….. I got the daal which tasted exactly like theirs!

The combination of these daals makes it a highly nutritious one!


1/2 cup Split Pigeon Peas (Tuar Daal)

1/4 cup Split Green Gram (Moong Chilka Daal)

1/4 cup Red Lentils (Masoor Daal)

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

1/4 cup Fresh corriander

2 Small onions

2 Green chillies

2-3 Garlic cloves

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

1 sprig Curry leaves

1/4 tsp Asafoetida

2 tbs Oil

Salt to taste


1. Wash and soak the mentioned daals in water for about an hour.

2. Pressure cook with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder till done.

3. In a saucepan, heat oil and add cumin, asafoetida, curry leaves, chopped green chillies and roughly crushed garlic for tempering. Saute.

4. Add to it the finely chopped onions and mix well. Saute till onions turn translucent.

5. Add the remaining turmeric powder and mix.

6. When the onions are cooked add the boiled and mashed daal and salt to taste. Add required quantity of water to adjust consistency.

7. Bring to a boil and simmer for a while. Check seasoning.

8. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve with Veg Pulav or Paneer Vegetable Pulao or just with some hot steamed rice! Tastes delicious even with Rotis!

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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