Green Dal Fry

Green Dal Fry

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Green Dal Fry recipe also called Green Masala Toovar and Moong Dal Fry with detailed step by step photos.

Bored of the simple dal fry recipe? Here’s a Green Masala Toovar and Moong Dal Fry variation you’ll be tempted to try out. Moong and toovar dal are boiled together and then cooked with a wonderful fresh paste of coriander, coconut, ginger, chillies and garlic. Your family will relish the different taste of Green Dal Fry.

This spicy Green Dal Fry is pressure cooked and then cooked along with yummy green paste in a pan.

You can make this Green Masala Toovar and Moong Dal Fry in advance in the morning and store it an airtight container in the fridge. Serve it in the evening. Just before serving, reheat the Green Dal Fry and add hot water to adjust the consistency as it thickens over time.

Serve Green Dal Fry with Steamed Rice or Jeera Rice.

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For Green Dal Fry
1/4 cup toovar (arhar) dal
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For The Green Paste
1 cup roughly chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 cup thinly sliced onions
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
1/2 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp lemon juice

For the green paste

    For the green paste
  1. Combine all the ingredients and grind in a mixer to a coarse paste adding a little water if required. Keep aside.

How to proceed to make green dal fry

    How to proceed to make green dal fry
  1. To make the green dal fry, clean, wash and soak the dals in enough water for about 30 to 45 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Combine the soaked dals, 1 cup of water, salt, turmeric powder, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the prepared green paste and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the prepared cooked dal, 3/4 cup of hot water and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve the green dal fry hot.

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    For the green paste

    1. To make green dal fry, we will first make a lush green paste. For that clean and wash a bunch of coriander.
    2. Roughly chop it and measure a cup.
    3. Transfer the roughly chopped coriander to a mixer jar.
    4. Add thinly sliced onions.
    5. Add freshly grated coconut. You can keep the brown skin intact or remove it before grating.
    6. Add green chillies.
    7. Add ginger. If you do not have fresh adrak mirch then add ginger-green chillies paste.
    8. Add garlic.
    9. Add the lemon juice. This helps in maintaining the bright green colour of the paste.
    10. Add approx. 5 tbsp water
    11. Grind to a coarse paste. Keep aside.

    How to make Green Dal Fry

    1. To prepare the green dal fry, place the toovar dal in a deep bowl.
    2. Add the yellow moong dal.
    3. Clean and wash the toovar and arhar dal. You can use a combination of other dal like moong or chana dal too.
    4. Add fresh water.
    5. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 30 to 45 minutes.
    6. Drain well using a strainer.
    7. Take a pressure cooker, add the soaked dals.
    8. Add 1 cup of water.
    9. Add salt.
    10. Add the turmeric powder.
    11. Mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape naturally before opening the lid. Mix the dals once and keep aside.
    12. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan. Ghee or butter can be used as a substitute.
    13. Add the prepared green paste.
    14. Sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the green paste is cooked well.
    15. Add the prepared cooked dal.
    16. Add 3/4 cup of hot water.
    17. Add salt. Add more or less water as per the consistency you would like. The salt has been added while cooking the dal too, so be cautious while adding salt at this stage.
    18. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    19. Serve the green dal fry hot with steamed rice or jeera rice. Explore this collection of Lunch Dal recipes and learn how to make Dal Fry, Basic Chana Dal Recipe, Basic Urad Dal Recipe.

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    Green Dal Fry
     on 21 Nov 15 12:10 PM

    So delicious. Thank u for such a great recipe..!!
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    Tarla Dalal    We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
    21 Nov 15 02:53 PM
    Green Dal Fry
     on 09 Feb 15 05:47 PM

    Green Dal Fry
     on 26 Apr 14 12:10 PM

    It's simply delicious, even better than the yellow dal fry.
    Green Dal Fry
     on 08 Aug 12 03:20 PM

    A good dal with a tempering of just the green paste and no other spices or condiments required. Don't forget to add lemon juice to the paste as it is necessary for that green colour of this dal.
    Green Dal Fry
     on 02 Aug 12 12:23 PM

    The aroma in the green paste consists of coriander and coconut and this is just divine. It's all about the green paste. Cook it.