Bhuni Hui Mung Ki Daal / Daal Fry

I love full meals.

 And a meal is never complete without daal.

 But what happens when the dal takes center stage.

Side tracking the veggies & some times the non veg too..

Hmmm!!! It mostly happens in my house.

 And What about you?? Do share………..

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Recipe Serves 2 -3 people

1 cup Mung Daal (without skin) soaked for an hour
2 cups water ( Depends on the type of daal you are using)

3 tbsp oil
1 medium sized onion chopped
1 tomato chopped
1 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilly powder (Adjust acc to your taste)
1 tsp Thecha
1 1/2 tsp salt

1 green chilly
1 tbsp chopped coriander


  1. Heat oil in a pan. When hot add in chopped onions & cook till pale.
  2. Add in turmeric powder & stir well
  3. Now add ginger garlic paste & cook for a minute till smell (of ginger garlic paste) subsides
  4. Add in Thecha. Stir.
  5. Now goes in red chilly powder & salt.
  6. Mix in chopped tomatoes
  7. Cover & cook till tomatoes are mushy.
  8. Next goes in Dal. Stir
  9. Now add in chopped coriander
  10. Add water. Cover & cook till dal is cooked ( Press a piece of daal, if it gets crushed between fingers it is done). 
  11. Garnish with coriander & green chillies & serve hot with parathas,rotis or rice.

20 thoughts on “Bhuni Hui Mung Ki Daal / Daal Fry

  1. For an Indian family like ours, dhal dishes are always welcomed. But it always with rice. If there's balance, my other half will have it with bread for dinner.

    I adore the such a dish, cooked with spices and coriander leaves for the fragrance.
  2. Glad to see this recipe here Humi!! Thx for the step-by-step pics. The dal looks awesome! It's my all-time fav dish, for which I have to rely solely on my I'm unable to recreate the magic of her hands! Will try your looks quite similar to my mother's.
  3. Wow humi :) I was wondering why im not able to see any of ur updates in my feed :) Some how I missed it in my laziness :) I made this daal a week back, unconciously exactly the same way you had shown, though It was my own experiment that ive eaten this kind of daal made by my aunt 3 weeks back, my daal turned just perfect for our taste. Your daal is replica of it :) Im glad to see this post :)
  4. yummy platter..and lovely clciks to. and hey ! feel free to drop by my space too when you get the time. just posted on some handy parenting tips to "sane motherhood" on my "pick quicks" blog. Hope you will be a follower there as well. lets stay connected, beyond the kitchen.
  5. Hi Humi,

    We don't usually cook daal at home but your delicious daal fry has convinced me that this is a nice and fulfilling.

    Nice to know that this dish is vegetarian and gluten free. Love to cook this for my celiac friend.


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