Dal Tadka

Dal tadka belongs to North Indian cuisine. It is a lentil soup made with yellow moong dal. It goes well with rice , chapati or parantha.

*if you don’t want to use onion-garlic then simply omit them and follow the rest of the method as it is.

dal tadka


Yellow moong daal   1 cup

Masoor daal               2 Tbsp (optional)

*Wash and soak both the lentils for 2-3 hours.

Turmeric Powder         1 tsp

Asafetida                        ¼ tsp

Ginger                             1 tsp (grated)

Onion                              1 big (cut into small pieces)

Green chilli                    2-3 (cut into halves)

Tomato                           1 big (cut into small pieces)                  

*Spices and tempering are mentioned in the “Method” below.

Method :

  • Pressure cook all the ingredients along with 3 cups of water till 2 whistles.
  • Add sugar (1 tsp), garam masala (½ tsp )and salt (to taste)
  • Mash daals.
  • Check the consistency.(Add hot water if needed and again bring to boil. Turn of gas.)
  • Do the Tempering :

Heat Ghee/Oil (2 Tbsp) in a pan then fry the below ingredients on low flame (don’t burn them.)

Cumin seeds (1 tsp)    dry red chilli (1)    Garlic (5-6 pods,cut into small pieces)    Red chilli powder (½ tsp)  →  Asafoetida ( ¼ tsp)

  • Pour the tempering into pressure cooker and cover with the lid.
  • Keep it covered for 4-5 minutes
  • Let the daal infused with aroma.
  • Garnish dal tadka with coriander leaves.

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