Pepper Dal Fry

Pepper dal fry is an easy breezy curry but tastewise delicious. This will often find an place in our thali on saturdays esp. in my mom's house. So, the source is my Mom. The  addition of pepper give some nutty bold flavour and enhance as well. I happen to have this kinda fry whenever I feel sick, means, cold, cough even fever though..Since it has garlic and ginger too.. Moreover , I get bored of eating rasam and so what I would do is ,just include few drops of tamarind juice while making this curry.. Trust me, thatz def. a change in my meal  and thatz how I play with the food during needy times.

Ingredients :

Thuvar dal  / Moong dal -- 1 cup
Green chilly -- 1 no.
Pepper --  1/4 tsp (acc to taste)
Garlic -- 1 clove
Turmeric powder -- a pinch
Salt -- to taste

For seasoning :

Oil / Ghee -- 1 tsp
Mustard seeds -- 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds -- 1/4 tsp
Dry red chilly -- 1 no.
Hing -- a big pinch
Ginger -- 1/4 " crushed

Method :
  • Pressure cook the dal with green chilly,pepper ,turmeric powder and garlic for 3 whistles else until the dal falls flat.
  • Blend the cooked dhal mixture and add little bit of water if real thick.
  • Heat a tsp of oil/ghee and do the tadka with the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Finally add the crushed ginger piece and saute well.
  • In the meantime heat the dal adding enough salt and add the tadka once it comes to a rapid boil . Combine well. Switch off and serve with hot steaming rice with ghee drizzled on top.

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Happy eating guys,



  1. Pepper dal fry looks awesome delicious. Love this comfort food.

  2. looks delish- hearty n comforting !

  3. Ahh comforting soul food ~ loved the shots!
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)
    US Masala

  4. I do this quite often, whether we are sick or not its quite a comforting dal for us and we love it very much..

  5. that looks yummy and nice twist to the regular dal with that pepper addition

  6. Dal fry is a very common item in my menu but never thought of adding pepper in it.. looks delicious..

  7. என் பொண்ணுக்கும் இதுபோல் செய்து கொடுப்பதுண்டு...படங்களை பார்க்கும் போது செய்து சாப்பிட ஆசையா இருக்கு...

  8. Comfort food,tempting and perfect with rice.

  9. adding peppers in dal sounds new ingredient . Sounds lovely and comforting dal

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. So comfort food !! love to have with rotis !!

  11. Pepper dal fry is the colour...can i have some Shanu

  12. Pepper dal fry looks awesome delicious.....

  13. simple n healthy dal!!nice click!

  14. I love this..may be I ll make this for dinner tonight..fantastic clicks dear..:)

    And thanks for your warm wishes dear..really I had a frustrating week with error prob..n now its only partially over..;(
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  15. super appetizing dal dear! Just the way I like it best :)

  16. hmmmm..adding pepper is sure interesting, would love to try this one, nice pics.

  17. beautiful looking pictures and lovely dal.thank for sharing

  18. Comforting and yummy dal.Love it hot with rice.

  19. great comfort food and amazing clicks.

  20. Any time comfort dish, with hot rice its heavenly :)

  21. Lovely color of d dal..looks yumm..:)

  22. Loved this peppery & healthy dal!!! Trying it out this weekend :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  23. Nice addition of pepper ...looks so gud

  24. Such a comfort food and your pictures are so calming!

  25. so flavorful and yummy Dal!! This is what i wanna have now with some rice...yumm!!

  26. Its a comforting dish with hot ghee and rice. Love the pepper flavour.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

  27. wow...romba nalla iruku...enakum romba pidikum...

  28. Looks super warm and comforting.. never tried adding pepper to dhal.. wanna try soon..
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  29. We make a similar preparation called Miriyala Pappu.. yours looks simply perfect and tempting..
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