Dal Tadka
Dal tadka is a dal curry made with lentils. It is one of the most popular dal recipes served in Indian restaurants.
  • 1/2cup Toor dalsoaked
  • 1/4cup Moong dal
  • 1/2cup Onionchopped
  • 1/2cup Tomatochopped
  • 1 1/2teaspoons Gingerchopped
  • 1 1/2teaspoons Garlicchopped
  • 1/4teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1/4teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/4teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4teaspoon Garam masala
  • Saltto taste
  • 1tablespoon Ghee
For Tempering
  • 1/2teaspoon Mustard seed
  • 1/2teaspoon Cumin seed
  • 1number Red dry chilli
  • 1pinch Chilli powder
  • 1pinch Asafoetida powder
  • 1/2tablespoon Ghee
For Garnishing
  • 2tablespoons Coriander leafchopped
  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.