Dal Tadka | How to make Dal Tadka

By Affaf Ali  |  23rd Oct 2015  |  
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About Dal Tadka Recipe

Dal Tadka, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Dal Tadka is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Affaf Ali. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Dal Tadka is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Dal Tadka recipe by Affaf Ali. Dal Tadka can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Dal Tadka just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Dal Tadka can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Dal Tadka.

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 (12)

debashri chatterji24 days ago

Yummy it is

Pranita Ghadge2 months ago

Nice recipe.
Affaf Ali
2 months ago
Thank you.

Luv Kushal4 months ago

Affaf Ali
2 months ago
Thank you..

Neha Dosi4 months ago

Affaf Ali
4 months ago
Thank you Neha.

minakshi paula year ago

Tomorrow am gonna try this receipe it looks easy....

tarun shukla2 years ago

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

Kalyanisrinivas Kalyanisrinivas2 years ago

Thank you for it
Affaf Ali
7 months ago
You are welcome..

Deepali Malodiya2 years ago

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

Shailly Namdeo2 years ago

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Pippa Bowmaker2 years ago

what is Moong Dal in English please

Namu Manandhar2 years ago

looks so good! will definitely try this tadka recipe :)

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