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Fried Toor Dal

Snigdha's picture
  Toor dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Green chillies 2
  Red chillies 2 , broken into halves
  Garlic 3 , crushed
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onion 1⁄2 , julienned
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 1 Tablespoon

Heat 3 tbs oil in a shallow pan. Add Toor Dal, 1/4rth tsp cumin seeds, green chillies, 1 crushed garlic pod & onions. Keep stirring the Dal until it turns brownish. Make sure you don't fry until it burns or turns dark brown.

Transfer fried Dal to a pressure cooker. Add 2 & half cups water, turmeric powder & pressure cook up to 4 whistles. Remove lid, smash toor dal with a spatula if needed.

For seasoning, heat 1 tbs oil in a pan. Add remaining 1/4rth tsp cumin seeds, 2 crushed garlic pods, dry red chillies & curry leaves.

Add this seasoning to Dal. Add salt as per taste.

Serve Hot with Jeera Rice / Rotis.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Diwali, Holi, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 182 Calories from Fat 33

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.8%

Saturated Fat 0.55 g2.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 87 mg3.6%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.6%

Dietary Fiber 6.7 g26.6%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 9 g18.9%

Vitamin A 2.1% Vitamin C 28.7%

Calcium 6.7% Iron 15.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ganesh.Dutta's picture
toor dal is a great source of protein. so it will be a very healthy recipe!
Parul.M's picture
I am trying this recipe right now. The fried daal smells so good. I'm sure this recipe will try out great ! Thanks
Parul.M's picture
OK DONE. It turned out yummy !!! my only concern was that this is the first time I didn't wash the daal prior to cooking..makes me a little nervous. What if we wash the daal prior to frying?
Snigdha's picture
Thanks for the feedback Parul. You can wash the Toor Dal and dry it on a kitchen towel or absorbent sheet before frying it.
Sanghi's picture
Good dish, will try out..
Anonymous's picture
i want to know can we boil the toor daal in rice cooker. i dont have a pressure cooker. help me.
Snigdha's picture
Hi. You may be able to boil Toor Dal in the rice cooker. I am not very sure about it though, haven't tried it before. Also I am thinking it may become soft but may be not mashy like in the pressure cooker
swati.pawar's picture
hi this is swati i like ur receipe of dal fry it was very easy &tasty to make.
Snigdha's picture
Thank you Swati. Glad you like it!
steffie's picture
verry easy to understand ......i shurly try to do it and even i'll tell about this in my friend's circle
Fried Toor Dal Recipe