Dal Tadka | How to make Dal Tadka

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

The delicious and mouthwatering Dal Tadka is a famous dish of Indian and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Dal Tadka is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Dal Tadka. Affaf Ali shared this Dal Tadka recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Dal Tadka. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Dal Tadka recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

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 (2)

debashri chatterji2 years ago

Yummy it is

Pranita Ghadge2 years ago

Nice recipe.
Affaf Ali
2 years ago
Thank you.

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