Dal Tadka | How to make Dal Tadka

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ByAffaf Ali
Created on 23rd Oct 2015
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  • By Affaf Ali
    Created on 23rd Oct 2015

Dal Tadka is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Indian. Dal Tadka is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Dal Tadka is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is few minute and it takes 60 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Dal Tadka. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Dal Tadka is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Dal Tadka is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Dal Tadka. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Dal Tadka at your home.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time60mins
  • Serves4People
Dal Tadka

Ingredients to make Dal Tadka

  • For the Dal:
  • Moong Dal - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 (small)
  • Tomato - 2
  • Garlic cloves - 8
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4th tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • For the Tadka:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4th tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4th tsp
  • Red dry chilli - 2
  • Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  • Onion - 1 (cut in fine slices)
  • Coriander leaves - for garnishing
  • Lemon juice - 1/4th lemon

How to make Dal Tadka

  1. Soak the dal for 10 to 15 minutes. Take a cooker add the dal, to this add the finely cut tomatoes, garlic, onion and coriander leaves turmeric powder and chilli powder along with 2 to 3 cups water. Let it cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Once the cooker cools down, give the dal a single stir with ladle. Add salt and stir well.
  3. In a cooking pan, pour in some oil, once it's heated add in the mustard seeds. Let this crackle. To this add in cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and fine cut onion slices.
  4. To get a nice even golden shade in the tadka, fry it on a medium to low flame.
  5. Meanwhile heat the dal to a required consistency and put it in a serving dish. Once the tadka is ready, pour it on the dal.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and few drops of lemon (optional).
My Tip: The Tadka should be added to the dal just before serving.

Reviews for Dal Tadka (8)

minakshi paul8 months ago
Tomorrow am gonna try this receipe it looks easy....

tarun shuklaa year ago
I tried yesterday... tastes good!!!
Affaf Ali
2 months ago
Thanks much Tarun for the feedback. I am glad you liked it..

Kalyanisrinivas Kalyanisrinivasa year ago
Thank you for it
Affaf Ali
2 months ago
You are welcome..

Deepali Malodiyaa year ago
thank u affaf......I just made this dal tadka & it turned out yummmmm & nice twist to regular dal.....thnx for sharing
Affaf Ali
2 months ago
My pleasure Deepali. I am glad you liked the recipe. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. :blush:

Shailly Namdeoa year ago
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Pippa Bowmakera year ago
what is Moong Dal in English please

Namu Manandhar2 years ago
looks so good! will definitely try this tadka recipe :)