Chicken Dal Tadka | How to make Chicken Dal Tadka

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About Chicken Dal Tadka

My version of Dhaba style Dal tadka..Its simple to make but lipsmacking in taste.

Chicken Dal Tadka is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in North Indian. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Chicken Dal Tadka is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Chicken Dal Tadka at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only 60 minute for the preparation and 30 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Chicken Dal Tadka by Arpita Parmar in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Chicken Dal Tadka at your home without any difficulties. Chicken Dal Tadka is one of the representative dishes of North Indian which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time60mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves2People
Chicken Dal Tadka

Ingredients to make Chicken Dal Tadka

  • Whole Green Moong Dal - 1 cup ( soaked 6- 8 hrs)
  • Chana Dal - 1 handful (soaked 3-4 hrs)
  • Chicken with bone - 250 grams
  • Onion - 2 medium sized (thinnly sliced)
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic - 7-8 cloves
  • Green Chillies - 1-2 ( more for extra spicy)
  • Tomato - 2 medium sized (grind to paste)
  • Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Cumin Powder - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Chicken Masala Powder - 1/2 tablespoon
  • Lime Juice - 1-2 teaspoo
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Oil - 2-3 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch
  • For tempering
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Whole dry red chillies - 2-3
  • Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch piece
  • Cloves - 2-3
  • cardamom - 1

How to make Chicken Dal Tadka

  1. Take Whole Green Moong Dal and Chana Dal in a pressure cooker and cook for 5- 6 whistles on medium heat ( OR more till the lentils are completely cooked).When cool lightly mash the dals and set aside.
  2. Marinate the washed chicken pieces with turmeric, red chilli, coriander powder,cumin seeds powder and lime juice.
  3. Now take a Non-stick pan or kadhai and heat 2 tablespoon oil in it. Add thinnly sliced onion and a pinch of salt and fry till the onion becomes soft and turns golden.
  4. In the mean time in a mixer grinder add remaining onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies and half of coriander leaves and make a paste.
  5. Now add the paste into the pan and fry for another 5 mins .Add the Chicken pieces and keep frying on low heat so that it coats well with all the masalas for 8-10 mins or till oil separates.Now add tomato paste and Cover and cook till its half cooked.
  6. Lastly Add the mashed boiled dals and add salt as per taste.Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes. Keep checking in between it should not stick to bottom of pan( if required add little water)
  7. In a Tadka pan heat 1 tbsp oil/ ghee and add cumin seeds, dry red chillies, cinnamon, cloves and cardamon.When they start to splutter add it to the dal.
  8. Garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve hot with Roti/ Rice.

Reviews for Chicken Dal Tadka (1)

Diksha Wahi5 months ago
Wow unique and diff!