Yellow Dal Fry Recipe| How to make dal Fry| Arhar Dal recipe| Easy dal Fry Recipe

yellow dal fryYellow dal fry:

Yellow dal fry is a one of the most popular, simple, easy, healthy Indian dish. This recipe uses Toor/ Arhar dal, which is also known as Pigeon pea lentils.

The consistency of dal fry is dal fry is medium-thick. You may serve dal fry with roti and rice as per your choice and taste.

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How to make Yellow Dal Fry:

yellow dal fry

  Yellow Dal Fry Recipe:

Prep time:15 min              cook Time: 15 min           Serves: 3 

Main Ingredients: Arhar dal/Pigeon pea lentils
Cuisine: North Indian, Punjabi
Recipe Type: dal.
Level of cooking: Medium


  • 1.5 cup arhar dal/pigeon pea lentils
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium size tomato, chopped
  • 1-2 chillies, chopped to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder(optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2-3 tablespoon oil or ghee or unsalted butter
  • Salt to taste


  1. First wash the dal thoroughly 3-4 times in water and then cook the yellow dal with all the spice turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and coriander powder in 3 cups water in a pressure cooker.(Cook until 1 to 2 whistles)
  2. In another pan heat the ghee or unsalted butter over medium flame, once the oil is hot we will add the cumin seeds and fry until they splutter.
  3. Now add asafoetida powder and garlic into the oil, and fry over medium heat for about a minute.
  4. Add Green chillies and onions into it, fry over medium flame, until they become transparent or light brown.
  5. Add tomatoes and cook till they soften, for about 2-3 minute.
  6. Now add cooked yellow dal to the masala mixture with little water if required, and mix well.
  7. Cook the yellow dal fry on medium flame for about 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish the yellow dal fry with chopped coriander leaves and fried dry red chillies.
  9. Serve hot with roti or rice as per your taste.


  • Dal fry has a medium to a thick consistency, You can adjust the amount of water you want.
  • you can also serve it with butter or ghee as per your taste.


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