Mix Dal Tadka | How to make Mix Dal Tadka

By Farheen Banu  |  7th Aug 2015  |  
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About Mix Dal Tadka Recipe

Recipe inspired by foodie Monal Patel

Mix Dal Tadka

Ingredients to make Mix Dal Tadka

  • 1) Moong dal/green gram dal - 1/3 cup
  • 2) Udad dal/black dal - 1/3 cup
  • 3) Toor dal/pigeon peas split - 1/3 cup
  • 4) onions 2 diced
  • 5) tomatoes 1 diced
  • 6) Whole spices( pepper corns cloves cinnamon and cardamom)
  • 7) Grated ginger 1 tbsp
  • 8) turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • 9) Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • 10) coriander powder - 2 tsps
  • 11) Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • 12) garlic chopped - 5-6
  • 13) salt to taste
  • For Tadka/Tempering: 1) ghee + Oil - 1+1 tbsp
  • 2) curry leaves 10-12
  • 3) Green chilies finley sliced - 2
  • 4) cumin 1 tsp
  • 5) Dry red chilies 4-5
  • 6) garlic finely sliced 5-6
  • 7) coriander chopped - 2 tbsp
  • 8) Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp

How to make Mix Dal Tadka

  1. Wash and soak moong, urad and toor dals and soak them in warm water for 30mins
  2. In a pressure cooker add 1 tbsp oil, add cumin as it turns dark add the whole spices.
  3. Add chopped onions and garlic, saute for 5mins.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and grated ginger, saute for 5-7mins on medium flame.
  5. Now add spices, turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.
  6. Next add soak dals with enough water and cook till 4 whistle on medium flame.
  7. Open the cooker add few curry leaves and sliced green chilies, salt to taste and water to adjust consistency and let it boil for 5 mins.
  8. While the dal is getting boiled start preparing tadka.
  9. In a small pan add 2 tbsp oil, as it heats add 2 tsp cumin. let it get a little dark, lower the flame and add sliced garlic. Saute till golden,
  10. Turn off the gas and add whole red chilies. Remove from flame add red chili powder and 1 tbsp ghee to the tadka.
  11. Now finally remove dal in a serving bowl. Pour hot tadka over the dal and garnish with chopped green chilies and coriander leaves.
  12. Serve hot with parathas, rotis and steamed rice.

My Tip:

For Dhaba style flavor give a charcoal smoke by heating a charcoal and dropping few drops of ghee on hot charcoal.

Reviews for Mix Dal Tadka (9)

Leena bhatt3 years ago

pls send recipes without onion & garlic

Anjana Patil3 years ago


Anju Maingi3 years ago


Maisha Kukreja4 years ago

my favourite!

Pragya Dowlani4 years ago


Priyadarshini Kulkarni4 years ago

this recipe makes mouthwatering dal. thanks farheen banu for sharing :blush:

Priya Parekh4 years ago


Aashwita Lal4 years ago

Looks amazing :D will it still taste good without onions and garlic?

Ritu Sharma4 years ago

Sounds simply beautiful! Nothing beats homecooked dal and rotis.

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