Dry Curry, Sizzling Tastebuds

Carrot – Moong dal Stir fry

I reckon given a chance,I would crown moong dal (or split yellow gram) the king of my kitchen. Be it Seekh kebabs , stuffed bunsKheerhalwaPongalLadooPesarattu – this lentil is soo versatile that it befits an ode sung to its praises. I totally adore this dal and today it came about so beautifully along with carrots for a simple but heavenly stir fry. 

Adapted from Mireille’s recipe(who is also incidentally my Blog Hop partner this month) where she teamed carrots with paneer, I used this lentil for a yummy curry that came together in 15 mins. Mireille’s blog is extremely well organised and I found an eclectic and interesting mix of Indian and World cuisine across courses and she has been a wonderful co-blogger through our Blogging Marathon days too ! 

It helped that I had some par boiled moong on hand to create this, else you can soak the dal for 20 – 25 mins to make this too. Simple but hearty, and perfect – this gingery lemony stir fry pairs amazingly well with the Jeera Milagu Rasam for dinner.



Prep time – 15 mins

Cook time – 10 mins

Serves – 2

Difficulty level – Easy

Serving suggestions : Rasam + rice



  • Carrots – 3 medium – chopped as per your preference ( I like them finely chopped)
  • Moong Dal / stir fry – ¼ cup – soaked for ½ hour and boiled al dente
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Ginger grated – ½ tsp
  • Red chillies (broken) – 1 or 2 (you can also replace with low spice Serrano peppers)
  • Turmeric – a pinch
  • Coriander and curry leaves – a few
  • Lemon juice – ½ TBSP (for garnish)



1) Wash, peel and dice carrots. Steam them for 10 mins (or blanch them). Cook moong dal till 90% done, but not mushy.

2) In a pan, heat oil. Splutter mustard, curry leaves, red chillies.

3) Add ginger,turmeric, blanched carrots, salt and moong dal. Stir for 3 – 4 mins

4) Switch off flame. Finish with coriander leaves and lemon juice.

5) Serve hot.


Linking this to :

BM # 18

My event Kitchen Chronicles – Only Vegan hosted by Vardhini

Blog Hop Wednesdays

Sangee’s HITS – Legumes, hosted by Nalini



  1. Priya Suresh

    Wat a lovely and super inviting stir fry, simply delicious.

  2. so yummy and delicious recipe

  3. A Kamalika Krishmy

    Colorful bright dish

  4. Loved this healthy and delicious combo..looks so colourful and easy to make..

  5. Colourful and healthy stir fry!!!!!

  6. yummy and healthy stir fry…happy to follow u..do visit my space in your free time..
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

  7. virunthu unna vaanga
  8. vaishali sabnani

    That looks great Kalyani..the colors look so beautiful…complementing …each other..grt!

  9. runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com

    Love this stir fry.. easy and so healthy!

  10. Chef Mireille

    nice variation…will hve to try it!!

  11. Spice up the Curry

    very vibrant looking dish.. nice one

  12. preeti garg

    Lovely stir fry recipe

  13. Beautiful color and perfect coice with milagurasam yummm.

  14. The Pumpkin Farm

    what a lovely colorful plate…yummy

  15. Santosh Bangar

    colorful healthy stire

  16. Lovely color and nice dish too

  17. Gayathri Kumar

    Looks very colourful and inviting…

  18. Our favorite carrot palya at home, looks lovely.

  19. Priya Sreeram

    nice pics kalyani; looks well done

  20. MySpicyKitchen

    Colorful stir fry!

  21. Nalini's Kitchen

    Simple yet delicious colorful stir fry…

  22. Cool Lassi(e)

    Great side-dish!

  23. good one. very colorful and comes in handy when I have to cook just for the kids 🙂

  24. Healthy fry and I make it in a similar way too.

    Event: Kid's Delight
    Event: Only Vegan
    Event: Zucchini

  25. Ruchira Hoon

    How lovely! Love the colours, lovely photo as well

  26. The colour has come out beautifully .. love the orange and black combo here..

  27. Easy peasy yet healthy recipe Kal.. though i add coconut to this version

  28. Wow! this looks really colorful and healthy.

Thanks so much for dropping by.
We would love to hear how you liked this recipe.
Do take a moment to rate this recipe and leave a comment.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *