Moringa Dal Fry.

Moringa Dal Fry.

Preparation Time 15 minutes

Cooking Time 20 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Type of Recipe: Dal: Lunch and Dinner

Author: Asmi Kadam


  • 1/2 cup split Pigeon peas ( Toor Dal)
  • 1/3 cup split Petite yellow Lentil ( Moong Dal)
  • 1/3 Cup Masoor Dal
  • 1 cup chopped Moringa leaves
  • 1 chopped Onions
  • 1 big chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Slit Dry Red Chili
  • 2 Chopped Green Chilies
  • 7 to 8 chopped Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic paste
  • 7 to 8 Curry leaves
  • ½ teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin and Coriander powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Water
  • 1 tablespoon Kasuri Methi
  • Chopped Coriander for garnishing


Wash the moringa leaves in running water at least for 3 to 4 times. Drain entire water from the moringa leaves and chopped it. Keep aside.

Wash all the Dals. Add 1 and half glass of water into the dal and cook in pressure cooker with 3 whistles.

Heat a kadai on medium flame, pour 2 tablespoon of oil in it. Once oil is heated, add mustard seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, broken red chilies. Keep the gas on low flame. (Do not over burn Tadka).

Now add chopped garlic. Sauté well. Now add chopped onions. Fry the onions till turn brown, then add ginger garlic paste and chopped tomatoes in it. Fry all the mixture till tomatoes gets mushy.

Now time to add spices. Add red chili powder, turmeric, cumin coriander powder and garam masala powder. Mix it well. Now add chopped moringa leaves. Mix well. And allow to cook for 5 minute.

Now add kasuri methi into the boil dal then, add this boiled dal into the mixture. Add water and also add salt for taste. You can maintain consistency as per your requirement by adding water.

Allow to boil till the spices mix in it properly. You can also check the taste and adjust the salt/water as you wanted. Allow to cook for 1 minute. Then switch off the flame. And garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot Moringa dal fry with steam rice, pickle and papad.

You can also have this Moringa dal fry with paratha.

Thank you,

Have a wonderful day.

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