Tadka Dal

Tadka Dal / Dal Tadka is a speciality of Punjabi cuisine, generally served with rotis, phulkas, chapathi or hot rice. Mostly its made with Yellow lentils or a combination of lentils.

It's simple, delicious and easy to prepare.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Number of Servings (yield) : 4


Tuvar dal                   -  1 ½ cup
Tomatoes                 -  1 large chopped
Onions                     -  1 small chopped
Turmeric pwd          -  a pinch
Hing                        -  a pinch
Red Chilly pwd        -  1 tsp
Garam Masala pwd -  ½ tsp
Garlic Chopped       -  2 tsp
Ghee                      -  4 tsp
Mustard Seeds        - 1 tsp
Red Chillies             -  2
Cumin Seeds           - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves          - 5 to 6
Coriander leaves     - for garnishing
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice (Optional)

  • Wash & soak Tuvar dal for about 15 mins
  • Pressure cook - Tuvar Dal - by adding a pinch of hing and turmeric pwd
  • Next heat a tsp of Ghee in a frying pan.
  • Add chopped onions and chopped tomatoes, red chilly powder, salt and garam masala
  • Now add the cooked Dal to this mixture
  • Add water for consistency and let it boil for few more minutes in a low medium fame

For Seasoning:
  • Heat 2 to 3 tsp of Ghee in a small pan and season it with chopped garlic, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and red chillies
  • Now add this mixture to the Dal and Mix well
  • You can Garnish it with coriander leaves and also add some lemon juice (optional)

To save time, cook Tuvar Dal in pressure cooker untill it becomes soft.

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