Urad Dal Curry

Urad Dal Curry: 

We have versatile recipes of dal curry which gives great combination with Roti/ Chappathi varieties. This Urad dal curry is one among such delicious curries. Roti is the staple food in many parts of India, to avoid the boredom situation of having this roti we make innumerable side dishes, with different flavour and aroma to grab the interest on every meal. This Urad dal with banana flavoured roti gives amazing health benefits and delicious taste.

Urad Dal
Urad Dal

Ingredients to prepare:

Urad dal 1 cup

Onion-1 big

Tomato-1 big

Green chillies-4

Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp

Salt-1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp

Coriander leaves chopped 1 tbsp

Curry leaves – few

To Temper:

Oil-3 tsp

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Dry red chilli-1

Asafoetida (Hing)- 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Method to prepare:

1. Dry roast urad dal to golden brown, this helps to avoid sticky (gluey)nature of Urad dal, chop the onion, green chillies, and tomato.

2.  Add  turmeric powder and 1 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 4 to 5 whistle .

3. when the steam reduced to normal temperature, mash it to a smooth consistency.

4. Heat pan with the oil and season with the “To Temper” ingredients mentioned above.

5. Add chopped Onion, green chillies and saute for a minute or two, now add Tomato and curry leaves, saute till it leaves its skin.

6.Finally add mashed Urad dal, chilli powder, and salt, allow it to boil for 3 minutes in medium flame.

7. Garnish with freshly chopped Coriander leaves and serve with banana flavoured roti.




Dal fry or Dal curry

Easy cooking

Dal is very popular north Indian dish served with hot plain steamed rice or Jeera rice. Simple and protein rich dal curry is a tasty vegetarian companion.

Toor dal is also sometimes referred to as lentils or split pigeon peas. This traditional Indian dish is often served with rich spices over rice and is a staple in many Indian restaurants and households. Toor dal is a member of the legume family, and this meal is not only delicious, it also has a number of health benefits.

Toor dal contains folic acid, an important vitamin for all women, especially those planning to become pregnant. Folic acid is essential for fetal development and can help to prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida. Getting adequate amounts of folic acid in your diet can help to reduce specific brain and spinal cord birth defects.Legumes such as toor dal are an excellent source of nutrients and plant protein, and they also contain dietary fiber.Legumes such as toor dal provide essential nutrients, fiber, and protein for vegetarians as well as those who wish to merely limit their meat consumption.

Dal curry / Dal Fry
Dal curry / Dal Fry

Ingredients : serves 3 person

Toor dal-1/2 cup 100gms

Onion-1 medium size, finely chopped

Garlic 3 pods, crushed

Tomato medium size chopped

Curry leaves-1 twig

Chilli powder 1/2 tsp

Salt 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Coriander leaves chopped – 2 tsp

To temper:

Butter or ghee 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Red chilli-1 or 2

Assafoetida-1/4 tsp


Wash and boil toor dal in the pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles so as to get well cooked to mash it. If you don’t mind boil dal with coconut milk or add 1/4 cup of coconut milk after cooking dal to enhance the flavour.


when the steam releases mash it to a smooth consistency.

Heat butter or ghee, add ‘To temper’ ingredients to splutter.

Add asafoetida, curry leaves and chopped onion, stir it well for 1 minute and add chopped tomatoes, saute until it leaves its skin.

Add chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt mix well, add some water and mashed dal allow it to boil for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame.

Finally, add crushed garlic and coriander leaves, switch off the flame.