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Brahmi Dal Fry By Chef Kunal Kapur

Brahmi Dal Fry

Brahmi Dal Fry is a satvik (simple) and healthy side dish. Chef Kunal Kapur brings this simple yet tasty dish to your kitchen.
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1-2 Min

Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • For Brahmi Dal Fry

    • 1 cup soaked yellow lentils

    • water as required

    • 1 tbsp dried brahmi leaves

    • 1 tsp turmeric powder

    • rock salt to taste

    • 4 tsp ghee

    • ½ tsp asafoetida

    • ½ tsp cumin seeds

    • 1 tbsp chopped ginger

    • ½ tsp turmeric powder

    • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

    • rock salt to taste

    • water as required

    • freshly chopped coriander leaves

    • ghee for garnish

    • fresh coriander for garnish


  1. 1

    Soak 1 cup yellow lentils for 2 hours and then strain the excess water.
  2. 2

    In a pressure cooker, add yellow lentils, 1 tbsp dried brahmi leaves, 1 tsp turmeric powder, rock salt and let it cook properly.
  3. 3

    Heat 4 tsp ghee in a pan and add 1/2 tsp asafoetida, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp chopped ginger, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 cup chopped tomatoes, rock salt to taste and let it cook.
  4. 4

    Add the cooked dal into tadka and mix it well. Brahmi dal fry is ready.
  5. 5

    Garnish it with ghee and fresh coriander and serve it with vegetable paratha.

Brahmi Dal Fry is made with Brahmi, a medicinal Ayurvedic herb and moong dal. Brahmi is an herb that can help improve both short term and long-term memory. It is rich in antioxidants and reduces stress and anxiety. Moong Dal is easy to digest and is very nourishing.

This dal fry is very simple to make and can be served with rice or roti. It is super delicious and super nutritious.