Dal Tadka

Dal tadka is a dal curry made with lentils. It is one of the most popular dal recipes served in Indian restaurants.

Dal Tadka
 

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Dal Tadka
Dal tadka is a dal curry made with lentils. It is one of the most popular dal recipes served in Indian restaurants.
Dal Tadka
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Indian
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Toor dal soaked
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tomato chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ginger chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
For Tempering
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seed
  • 1 number Red dry chilli
  • 1 pinch Chilli powder
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
For Garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander leaf chopped
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Indian
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Toor dal soaked
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • 1/2 cup Onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tomato chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ginger chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
For Tempering
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seed
  • 1 number Red dry chilli
  • 1 pinch Chilli powder
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Ghee
For Garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander leaf chopped
Dal Tadka
Instructions
  1. Heat ghee in a pan and saute onion until golden. Add ginger and garlic, saute until raw smell goes.
  2. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and garam masala along with little water, saute till oil seperates. Add tomato and cook till it becomes soft. Finally add dals, water and salt, pressure cook until smooth.
  3. Heat ghee in a small pan, fry mustard seed, cumin seed and red dry chilly. Remove pan from heat, add chilli powder and asafoetida powder and add everything to curry. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  4. This dal curry goes well with chapati, white rice, ghee rice etc.
  5. NOTE - Dal tends to thicken as it rests, adjust the quantity of water accordingly.
  6. One cup = 250 ml, one tablespoon = 15 ml, one teaspoon = 5 ml.
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