Easy Dal Butter Fry Recipe | How to make toor dal fry

The best Dal Butter Fry
Recipe! This homemade dal as restaurant style is so easy, simple, delicious and
my favorite recipe! This supar satisfying and tasty dal is made with mainly
toor dal, tomatoes, onions, coriander, dry herbs and spices.

This Dal Fry is very easy and easy to make. If you follow the recipe and use the ingredient ratio exactly as mentioned, I bet it will taste just like a restaurant.

Although I made it in restaurant style, I did not use a whole lot of oil as an outside meal. So it is healthy and you can make it on a daily basis.

‘Dal Fry with rice’ is like comfort in a bowl. It was a life saver for me and all time favorite and easy dish. On busy days for me best and easiest was khichdi and another days were dal fry with butter and plain rice.

Simple Dal Fry Recipe rich in onion, ginger, garlic, tomato and aromatic spices. This Fry of dal is one of the most popular Indian lentil curries. Made in almost every home, there are many kitchens in India. It’s a simple recipe for this classic dish, as it is cooked in restaurants for convenience of home cooking.






Boiled fresh dal are cooked in onion-tomato with spices gravy. It taste like awesome and so easy melted in mouth, Dal fry is often served at indian restaurant.


1/4cup toor dal or arhar dal

1/4 cup split yellow peas (yellow moong dal)

1/8 cup bengal gram dal (channa dal)

1/8 cup red split lintels (masoor dal)

3½ cup water

2 tbsp ghee / butter / oil

1 tsp mustard / rai

1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds

1/2 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

few curry leaves (optional)

pinch of hing / asafoetida (optional)

1 onion, finely chopped

1 tomato, finely chopped

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 green chilli, chopped

¼ tsp turmeric / haldi

½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder

½ tsp coriander powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp Lemon juice

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tbsp fresh green coriander, finely chopped

1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves

dal butter fry

How to make dal fry:

Cooking The Dal

⇒ All the dals gather together and mix well, wash the dals under the water properly and soak it for 30 minutes.

⇒ Take washed, soaked dal and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker. Add salt and 1 tsp of turmeric powder. Cover with the lid, put the weight on. Turn the heat on medium flame. Let it cook for 5-6 whistles or till dal becomes soft. Let the pressure go down by itself then open the lid. Keep it aside.
Dal Butter Fry Recipe

Prepare the Dal

⇒ Take a frying pan, add some oil and wait for hot, add cumin seeds and when it starts to crackle, you can add hing or asafetida (optional).

⇒ Then add chopped onion and stir, wait for soft and turns into brown in color or pink color on medium flame.

⇒Add garlic, ginger paste and green chili.

⇒ Saute it for few minutes until the ginger garlic paste goes away.

⇒ Now add chopped tomatoes and mix it well and cook for few minutes until the tomatoes are soft.

⇒ Add coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, cumin powder and some kasoori methi. Mix well and cook for few minutes. Add little water to it to make sure the mixture does not burn.

⇒ Now the cooked dal add in it with 1 cup water and mix them well. If needed add more water to this mixture to achieve the desired consistency. Mix well and bring it to a boil. Cook this dal for 5 minutes.

⇒ Turn off the flame and take out that butter dal in a serving bowl, for garnish you can squeeze some lemon juice over the dal and with the coriander leaves.

dal fry recipe
⇒ Serve it HOT with roti or chapattis and jeera rice, polao!

More like: Cucumber Raita

The best ever Dal Fry Recipe! Basically Fry…. This moong dal fry recipe is one of easy, simple dal fry recipe with some masala and onion, totamoes, ginger, garlic etc which goes so well with boiled rice or basmati rice or tandoori roti. With add some butter make that yellow dal butter fry recipe so tasty… delicious… Best for any time lunch or dinner!

Some Tips for that DAL BUTTER FRY RECIPE:

⇛You can choose any dal for this recipe for more rice flavour.

⇛ Making with ghee or butter will give you nice flavour.

⇛ For adjust the consistency of butter dal, adding water as per required.

⇛ For great taste, after prepared spread over some chopped coriander or crushed methi or jeera powder.

Restaurant style Dal Fry Recipe

Whenever we go to a North Indian restaurant, we end our dinner with Dal Fry with Butter! Dal Fry Recipe and Dal Taraka are two popular dal dishes that are mainly served in Punjabi restaurants. When especially I, rarely order dal makhani because I like this homemade one.

easy dal butter fry recipe

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Here a video clip to help you making this dal recipe, which I found from YouTube (channel: Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana). For making the recipe see this clip step by step.



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