Dal Tadka
Dal tadka is a dal curry made with lentils. It is one of the most popular dal recipes served in Indian restaurants.
  • CourseVegetarian
  • CuisineIndian
  • 1/2cup Toor dalsoaked
  • 1/4cup Yellow moong dal
  • 3/4cup Onionchopped
  • 1/2cup Tomatochopped
  • 1 teaspoon Gingerchopped
  • 1 teaspoon Garlicchopped
  • 1/2teaspoon 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 Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1pinch Asafoetida powder
  • 1/2tablespoon Ghee
For Garnishing
  • 2tablespoons Coriander leafchopped
  1. Combine the toor dal, yellow moong dal, salt, and water in a pressure cooker and cook until the dals become soft. Keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan and saute onion until golden. Add ginger and garlic, saute until the raw smell goes.
  3. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala along with little water, saute till oil separates. Add tomato, cook till it becomes soft. Finally, add the cooked dals, mix well, and boil for a few minutes.
  4. Heat ghee in a small pan, fry mustard seed, cumin seed and red dry chilly. Remove pan from heat, add Kashmiri chilli powder and asafoetida powder and add everything to curry. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  5. This dal curry goes well with chapati, white rice, ghee rice, etc.
  6. NOTE – Dal tends to thicken as it rests, adjust the quantity of water accordingly.
  7. One cup = 250 ml, one tablespoon = 15 ml, one teaspoon = 5 ml.

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