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Punjabi Dal Tadka

Punjabi Dal Tadka

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 40


Serves 4

  • Masoor Dal -1 cup

  • Onion-2 medium

  • Tomato-2 medium

  • Green Chilli -2

  • Garlic chopped -2 tbsp

  • Ginger Chopped -1tbsp

  • Dry Red Chilli -4

  • Coriander leaves chopped -2tbsp

  • Turmeric Powder -1tbsp

  • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder -1-2tbsp

  • Asafoetida -1/2 tbsp

  • Cumin Seeds -1tbsp

  • Butter -1tbsp

  • Salt as per taste

  • Cooking Oil


  • 01

    Wash the masoor dal, take a pressure cooker, add masoor dal, 4-5 cups of water, turmeric powder and salt into it. Cover it with its lid and cook it for 2 whistle on medium flame and keep it aside to cool it.

  • 02

    Heat oil in a pan, add asafoetida and cumin seeds into it, saute it and then add chopped onions into it, saute it for 1 minute and then add chopped ginger-garlic into it.

  • 03

    Cook it for 2 minutes and then add chopped green chilli, 1 tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder and salt into it. Cook all very well on medium flame and then chopped tomatoes into it.

  • 04

    When the tomatoes become mussy, then add cooked dal and chopped coriander leaves into it.Mix it well and give it a boil and then switch off the flame.

  • 05

    Take a tadka pan, heat it, add butter along with 1 tbsp oil, then add dry red chilli, 1/2tbsp chopped ginger and garlic into it, fry it and then switch off the flame.Add 1/2tbsp kashmiri red chilli powder into the hot tadka, mix it and then pour the tadka on the dal, cover the pan with its lid for 2 minutes and then serve it.



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