Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 5

  • 1 cup Toor Dal

  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped

  • 1 inch ginger, chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 tsp salt or to taste

  • 1/8 teaspoon Hing/Asafoetida

  • 1 teaspoon Haldi/Turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves)

  • 1-2 tbsp cream

  • 1-2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (Cilantro)

  • 1.5 tbsp – 2 tbsp oil/ghee (clarified butter)

  • 1/4 teaspoon Hing/Asafoetida

  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder

  • 5-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 2-3 dry red chilies

Directions

  • 01

    Clean toor dal 3-4 times in water

  • 02

    Add cleaned dal with 2.5 cups water to pressure cooker.Add onion, tomato , green chilies to cooker

  • 03

    Add turmeric, ginger and hing to dal and mix.Pressure cook dal until very tender and creamy – approx 7 to 8 whistles

  • 04

    Mash the dal until creamy, do not mash it completely

  • 05

    Add water to dal, consistency should not be thick nor thin

  • 06

    Add water to dal, consistency should not be thick nor thin

  • 07

    Simmer and cook dal for 4 minutes.Add salt and garam masala. Mix well

  • 08

    Add cream, coriander leaves, Kasuri Methi. Mix well and switch off the heat. Keep it aside

  • 09

    Heat Ghee/oil/butter in small pan. I generally use ghee as it improves flavor of the dal. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle

  • 10

    Add red chilies, hing and garlic.Saute until garlic turns golden brown and is aromatic. Add red chili powder and saute for a minute

  • 11

    Pour this tempering over prepared dal and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/roti/pulao

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