Dal tadka

By Mukti Sahay  |  18th Jan 2018  |  
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About Dal tadka Recipe


The delicious and mouthwatering Dal tadka is a famous dish of UP 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. Mukti Sahay shared this Dal tadka recipe which is perfect to serve for 2 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

  • Arhar dal/toor dal - 1 cup
  • water - 2.5 cup
  • salt - to taste
  • turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • For tempering
  • Finely chopped onion - 1 medium size
  • Finely chopped tomato - 1 medium size
  • Finely chopped ginger - 1/4 tsp
  • Finely chopped green chilly - 1/4 tsp
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
  • red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • clarified butter - 2 tbsp

How to make Dal tadka

  1. Soak toor dal for two hours.
  2. Pressure cook toor dal with salt ,turmeric powder and 2.5 cup of water.
  3. After 3 - 4 whistle turn off the flame.
  4. Heat clarified butter in a pan.
  5. Add asafoetida and cumin seeds to crackle.
  6. Add onion and ginger and saute till transparent.
  7. Add tomato,green chilly and red chilly powder and cook for one to two mins.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapati.

Reviews for Dal tadka (1)

Payal Singh2 years ago

It goes well with jeera rice.
Mukti Sahay
2 years ago

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