Green Dal Fry

In India and specially in North India having Dal Fry with Roti or Roti & Rice is quite common. The consistency of the Dal is thick and the Panch Phoron alongwith Asafoetida, whole red chilli on top is what gives the Dal a distinctive taste. I love Dal Fry and have had it many times but making a Green one was the fun part. I used grated coconut with coriander leaves and the Green Dal was exceptional to taste

Course – Main Meal

Cuisine – Indian

Author – Madhubish’s Kitchen

Difficulty level – Easy

Serves -2 people

Preparation time -40 mins, Cooking time -20 mins


For Dal

1 cup coriander leaves

1 cup Chana Dal

1/2 cup grated coconut

2-3 green chillies

2-3 garlic cloves

1” ginger

1/4 cup water

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1-2 whole red chillies

Salt as per taste

For garnish

2 Tbsp oil

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp asafoetida

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

2 Tbsp onion sliced


In a bowl add 3/4 cup coriander leaves, garlic cloves and ginger chopped and 2-3 green chillies. Blend. Add grated coconut and blend again. Add 1/4 cup water to make a smooth paste. Set aside. Soak Chana Dal for 30 mins and in a pressure cooker add 2 cups water and Chana Dal to boil. With 4 whistles the Chana Dal should be boiled. Add few cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Stir. Set aside. In a sauce pan add Chana Dal and add the coriander paste. Mix well. Set aside. To garnish in a sauce pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, red chilli powder, onion sliced and then add the Green Dal. Mix well. Garnish with few coriander leaves and enjoy with Roti or Rice

Green Dal Fry 😊

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