Green Dal Fry

Green Dal Fry

Green Dal Fry


  • 1/2 cup toovar dal
  • 1/2 cup yellow moong dal
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  •  1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions

For the green paste

  • 2 cups chopped corriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 12 mm (1/2 inch) piece of ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Clean and wash the dals in water
  2. Add salt, turmeric powder and 3 cups water to the dals and pressure cook till they are done (3 whistles)
  3. Once cooled, whisk well to mash the dals and keep aside
  4. Combine all the green paste ingredients and grind to a coarse paste, adding a little water as required
  5. Heat oil in a large pan and saute the onions till they become translucent
  6. Add the green paste to the oil and onions and saute for 2-3 minutes
  7. Add the cooked dal and 1/2 cup water and bring to boil
  8. Serve hot with rice

Serves: 4


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