Dal Tadka – North Indian

by MalaShenoy
Dal tadka is a punjabi yellow dal cooked with onion, tomato and flavored with generous amount of tempered ghee and spices. Any Indian restaurant menu is incomplete without this mouth watering preparation of daal.
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Dal Tadka - North Indian – pachakam.com
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Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • tuvar dal/ split pigeon pea lentils - ½ cup
  • masoor dal/split pink lentils - ½ cup
  • green chilies chopped - 2-3
  • medium sized onion, chopped - 1
  • medium sized tomato, chopped - 2
  • ginger finely chopped - ½ inch
  • turmeric/haldi powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida/Hing - ¼ tsp
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves -
  • Salt -
For the tempering/tadka:
Cuisine North Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • tuvar dal/ split pigeon pea lentils - ½ cup
  • masoor dal/split pink lentils - ½ cup
  • green chilies chopped - 2-3
  • medium sized onion, chopped - 1
  • medium sized tomato, chopped - 2
  • ginger finely chopped - ½ inch
  • turmeric/haldi powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida/Hing - ¼ tsp
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves -
  • Salt -
For the tempering/tadka:
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Instructions
  1. Rinse the dals/lentils well and soak for 30 to 40 minutes in water before cooking them.
  2. Add chopped onions, tomato, green chilies, ginger, hing and haldi powder and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.
    Dal Tadka - North Indian – pachakam.com
  3. The dal/lentils should become soft and creamy.
    Dal Tadka - North Indian – pachakam.com
  4. Mash the dal with a whisk add salt and keep aside. If the dal looks thick, then add some water to get a medium consistency and simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes.
    Dal Tadka - North Indian – pachakam.com
  5. To prepare the tempering/tadka: Heat ghee in a small pan.
  6. Add minced garlic and fry till it turns golden brown in color.
    Dal Tadka - North Indian – pachakam.com
  7. Now add whole jeera/cumin seeds and whole red chilies.
    Dal Tadka - North Indian – pachakam.com
  8. Turn off the gas and add red chili powder and pour the tadka over the cooked dal/lentils.
    Dal Tadka - North Indian – pachakam.com
  9. Serve dal tadka hot with steamed basmati rice, jeera rice or rotis.
    Dal Tadka - North Indian – pachakam.com
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