Whole Masoor and Mung Beans Dhal Fry ~ Vegan Thursday

When I was cleaning my pantry last week I found out a pack of whole masoor dhal which I bought couple of months back in Indian store.So wanted to try something out of it and finally ended up in making dhal fry along with mung beans.
This recipe can be made in no time with pressure cooker and these lentils no need of any prior soaking.This dhal fry goes very well with rice as well as rotis.With no further delay lets move on to the recipe.....................

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~25 minutes
Serves ~ 3


Whole Masoor1/3 cup
Mung beans/paasipayaru1/3 cup
Onion(finely chopped)1(medium size)
Tomato(finely chopped)2(small size)
Garlic/poondu(finely chopped)3 cloves
Green chilly/pachamilagai3(finely chopped)
Red chilly powder/milagai podi1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/8 tsp
Salt1 tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillaifew leaves
Coriander leaves(chopped)1 tbs
Oil1 tbs

For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal/kulutham paruppu1tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/4tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
Red chilly/varamilagai1(broken)


Wash the lentils in water for couple of times and put in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of water.Cook it for 4 whistles in a medium flame.Once the pressure subsides to the cooked lentils add half of the chopped onion,tomato,garlic and the green chillies to it.Cover the cooker with the lid with the weight on and cook it for 2 whistles.

Meanwhile heat a pan with oil and do the tempering,saute the remaining onion and garlic along with a pinch of salt.Then goes in the chopped tomato and cook it till mushy.Now add in the cooked lentils,chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt along with a cup of water.

Cook it for 4-5 minutes and finally add the coriander leaves and put off the flame.

Healthy and delicious dhal fry is ready.

Serve it with roti or rice.


This recipe is off to Vegan Thursday event started by Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipes.


Will try soon. Looks so nice:)

A very delicious combo and dal looks fantastic :) such an healthy and comforting dish !!

tempting dal fry, feel like grabing some!!!

Super delicious and healthy dhal fry aks... superb tempting and appealing clicks...

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