Dal Fry ~ Microwave Version

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One more to the microwave cooking series… This is a nice quick fix dal, which nicely paired with rotis and was truly relished. I referred to a Tarla Dalal recipe to make this and was mighty pleased with the result. Without much talking about it, let’s quickly move into the recipe…Β To view other microwave recipes, do check out here!



Dal Fry ~ Microwave Version

Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/3 cup masoor dal
  • 1/4 cup chana dal
  • 1 1/2 tsp ghee
  • 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 medium onions minced
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash both the dal properly. Drain.
  • Microwave for a minute. Grind the dal to a coarse paste without adding any water.
  • Empty the dal paste into a large bowl and add 2 cups of water.
  • Microwave for 14 minutes, stirring after every 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • In another microwave bowl, put 1 tsp ghee and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Add cumin and onions, mix well. Microwave for one minute.
  • Now add the remaining ingredients, mix well and microwave for one minute.
  • Add this to the boiled dal, along with 1/2 cup of water and the remaining 1/2 tsp ghee and microwave for 5 minutes.
  • Allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve warm with rotis!

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  1. Wow this looks amazing
    Must try for me!

    1. Thank you so much Farheen…

  2. Looks great πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Gauri… πŸ™‚

  3. Simple comfort food that looks delicious,

    1. Thanks a lot Jyothi…

  4. never tried microwave dals.this is def quick n tasty.

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  5. Looks amazing dear.. Loved that it's made quickly in the microwave.

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  6. looks good, never tried microwave version though

    1. Thanks a lot Razina…

  7. Wow that was fast and easy dal. Maybe little bit of mashing with the ladle would also do when one is stuck in a hotel without any gadget to grind.

    1. That is a good idea Meena, though if you would want to do it, it is better to cook the dal a little bit so that they do mash! Thanks a lot dear…

  8. A saviour for a hectic evening. ….yummy ☺

    1. Thank you so much Nusrath… πŸ™‚

  9. Definitely a time saver…looks good!!

    1. Thanks a lot Jayanthi…

  10. So ur playing vth microwave..hahahaha..dal luks tasty n yummy ,nice idea.

    1. Yes, on and off dear… thank you so much Usha…

  11. Yummy and easy recipe…

    1. Thanks a lot Shabbu…

  12. Simple and comforting one…… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Remya… πŸ™‚

  13. Super quick recipe Rafee..:-) I am sure this will be handy for those busy days. Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… πŸ™‚

  14. Dal fry looks delicious I love that you made it microwave.

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

  15. Dal fry in microwave….sure tempting to try when we dont have time!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

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