Dal Fry ( Microwave Recipe )

Dal Fry ( Microwave Recipe )

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Dal fry is literally every where! you will find it on every restaurant menu, in most buffets, in wedding spreads, parties and in day-to-day meals. That is how versatile and common this north indian recipe is. Devoid of too many spices, this dal tastes very natural though not bland or raw. In short, it tastes just perfect. However, most people are so engrossed in the final product that they do not even realise that it is comprised of an uncommon combination of dals – chana dal and masoor dal. Dal fry is a good fit for microwave cooking, as it can be made much faster and easier.

Dal Fry ( Microwave Recipe ) recipe - How to make Dal Fry ( Microwave Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Combine the masoor dal and chana dal in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute, without using water.
  2. Blend the dals in a mixer to a coarse paste, without using water.
  3. Transfer the powder to the same microwave safe bowl, add 2½ cups of water and microwave on high for 14 minutes, while stirring once every 5 minutes.
  4. Put 1 tbsp of butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds
  5. Add the cumin seeds and onions, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, garlic, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  7. Add the boiled dal, coriander and the remaining 1 tbsp of butter, mix well and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  8. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy145 cal
Protein6.1 g
Carbohydrates17.3 g
Fiber3.6 g
Fat5.7 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Sodium61.9 mg


Dal Fry ( Microwave Recipe )
 on 20 Oct 18 01:27 PM

Hello ma''am, Can we use toor dal instead if chana dal? Will the cooking time vary in that case?
Dal Fry ( Microwave Recipe )
 on 01 Jan 18 06:02 PM

Madam, can we cook dal in microwave without blending, because I don''t have blender at my location...
Tarla Dalal
02 Jan 18 05:09 PM
   You can try cooking it for more time..
Dal Fry ( Microwave Recipe )
 on 20 May 17 10:54 AM

Hello mam, when you say 1/8 cup quantity, how much this cup means ? Us or imperial or something else. Can you specify in ml or maybe tbsp ?
Tarla Dalal
20 May 17 02:15 PM
   Hi Mukesh, 1/8 cup = 30ml or 2 tablespoons US.
mukesh patel
20 May 17 05:17 PM
   thanks for your quick reply.
Tarla Dalal
22 May 17 09:29 AM
   You are welcome.