Toor Dal Fry is a very easy lentil recipe which can be enjoyed with rice or roti. This is a traditional recipe which would remind you of your mother's cooking. 

How To Make Toor Dal Fry

  • Pressure cook the dal and then add the khada masala tadka made in ghee.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and sauteed onions.
  • Serve with garam masala, kasuri methi and coriander seasonings.

Easy Toor Dal Fry Recipe Card

This is an easy recipe and a comforting dish for a cosy afternoon with family.

Total Time :
45 min
Preparation Time :
10 min
Cooking Time :
35 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Main Course
Kishori Sud


  • 1 Cup Toor Dal
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Jeera
  • 2 Brpken Dry Red Chillies
  • Sprig Of Curry Leaves
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • Pinch Of Hing
  • 1 Finely Chopped Oinion
  • 1 Slit Deseeded Green Chilli
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • 3/4 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Finely Chopped Tomato
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • Garam Masala For Seasoning
  • Kasuri Methi For Seasoning
  • Coriander Leaves For Seasoning


Step 1
Wash the dal and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
Step 2
Once it cools down, give a tadka in ghee of mustard seeds, jeera, red chillies, hing and curry leaves.
Step 3
Saute onion and ginger garlic paste and then mix in the haldi, coriander powder.
Step 4
Now, add in the tomato and cook well.
Step 5
Once all done, add all the ingredients to the cooked dal and cook for 5 minutes with salt as per taste.
Step 6
Before serving, garnish with garam masala, kasuri methi and coriander leaves.