Dal curry /Capsicum/Coconut flavoured

Dal curry:

This is very famous in Northern part of India regular side dish for roti and chappathi which is rich in protein and  they do in different methods in all type of dal is used like Toor dal, fried Urad dal , Moong dal ,Lentils etc….dal tadka is one of the most popular dal recipe served in Indian restaurants basically, dal curry is cooked lentils tempered with oil or ghee fried spices along with the oil.This simple recipe is easy to prepare and to eat in regular basis at all age.It is mild in taste as well.
Suitable for Steamed rice and Variety rice also. In this recipe I have added Capsicum or Coconut which is different from normal Dal curry or Dal fry.
dal curry
Normal Dal curry


Toor dal-1/2 cup


turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Asafoetida-2 pinch

Sambar masala powder- 1/2 tsp

Salt-1 tsp

onion chopped-1tbsp optional

Capsicum/Coconut-1 tbsp, if you prefer

Garlic chopped 1tsp or crushed 3 cloves

For tempering:

Oil-2 tsp or Ghee

Red chilli-2

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Curry leaves


1.Boil Toor dal, Tomato,Turmeric powder,Hing(Asafoetida) and Sambar masala powder together to smooth and thick consistency by adding 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 2 whistle.

2.When steam releases add Salt in mashed dal,

3.Heat another pan with oil or Ghee temper with above “For tempering” ingredients.

4.Add curry leaves ,chopped garlic and chopped (Capsicum) saute until garlic turns brown,now add grated Coconut,mix it along with  mashed dal .

5.Add Cilantro or dried methi leaf powder,Serve with roti , Chappathi steamed Basmathi rice or Jeera rice.

Dal curry Capsicum flavoured
Dal curry Capsicum flavoured




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